Until now, most replacement vacuum pumps were tested under actual conditions only when they were first connected to a customer's heat treating chamber. Now, Metallurgical High Vacuum puts their new and rebuilt pumps and blowers through their torturous "stress test" at the factory to assure performance under pump-down conditions.
As Geoff Humberstone, MHV President, comments: "We have always done a blank off test and a 20-24 hour run-in on our pumps. While this is good, using the pump to evacuate a vessel of known volume is the real acid test.
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Metallurgical High Vacuum Debuts 'Torture Tank' to Assure Peak Pump and Blower Performance