Energy-Conserving Vacuum Pump

Vacuum Pumps The installation of a Variable Rate Drive (VSD), sometimes called a variable frequency drive, usually saves between 50 and 65% in electricity costs with the same or better regulation of vacuum. The range of energy savings could be from 30 to 80 percent. They can be adapted to blower or in some cases rotary vane type vacuum pumps. They function by changing the quickness of the vacuum pump predicated on the reading from a pressure sensor that is mounted on the vacuum collection near the Energy-Conserving Vacuum Pump receiver jar. The VSD is actually a dedicated computer with many adjustments therefore it might be possible to improve vacuum regulation over the typical pneumatic vacuum regulator that just has a vacuum level adjustment. A VSD for a vacuum pump is usually cost-effective for a dairy that milks a total of 8 hours or more per day. Typically a VSD will never be a cost-effective option for small dairies because of less milking period and thus shorter vacuum pump operate times but there are some other choices to save energy costs.