Vacuum De-Oiling is an operation that removes surface oils from parts without using ozone-depleting or hazardous chemicals, water or detergents. Thermal and vacuum technology remove the oil residue on parts through vaporization. Once the parts have been loaded the heater and pump are actuated to warm and evacuate the unit's chamber. The oil's boiling point falls with pressure so heating it in a slight vacuum dries the part quickly. The system is not designed to clean materials that do not evaporate quickly such as a solid lubricant. In most cases parts can be cleaned through this one-step process in about 20 minutes or less. The vapors are condensed and collected for reprocessing or recycling. Hazardous waste disposal costs are reduced or eliminated in this process.
Vacuum degasifier is used to remove dissolved gases in water for many industrial processes. Vacuum degasifier are typically tall columns filled with packing or trays and are used to bring a liquid phase in contact with a gas phase for the purpose of removing dissolved gases from the liquid. The liquid runs from the top of the column down around the packing. The packing creates a large surface area for the gas phase to contact the liquid phase.