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How to Make Mars Habitable for Humans

Believe us, it’s complicated. Anyone who has seen the movie Total Recall or read the Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury has wondered what it would really be like to live on Mars. A very long time ago, the surface of Mars was habitable. Mineral deposits that only form in the presence of liquid water provide … Read more

4 Reasons to Calibrate your Pump Gauge

1. Quality Assurance A properly calibrated vacuum gauge increases the quality of process outcome. Quality assurance means several things in this context, particularly the accuracy and reproducibility of results. An accurate vacuum measurement is vital to process stability and monitoring. One industries where this is particularly important is the Pharmaceutical industry. Calibration improves the accuracy of the measuring … Read more

Vacuum Pump Repair at A-VAC Industries

A-VAC Industries has been Southern California’s industrial vacuum pump repair specialists since 1969. Our experts repair vacuum pumps, helium leak detectors and vacuum blowers from all over the USA. After 50 years in the business of repairing vacuum pumps, our technicians have been trained by only the best. We know vacuum pumps better than anyone. … Read more

What Happens to Sound in a Vacuum?

Sound Waves

Given the many serious events occuring in the world right now, we thought we’d lighten up and have a little fun with vacuum! There has been much speculation about what happens to items like sound when subjected to the low/no air condition in a vacuum. Can sound exist in a vacuum? A Little Background Information … Read more

Vacuum Pump Facts: True or False?

True or False Vacuum Facts

Test your knowledge with these statements about vacuum. Are they fact or are they fiction? 1. A vacuum cleaner works like a vacuum pump. False. Actually it’s not even close. A vacuum cleaner is designed for flow at a very minimal pressure differential while a vacuum pump causes a very high-pressure differential at a modest … Read more

5 Tips for Purchasing a Leak Detector

Helium Leak detectors are one of the best ways to trace gas and locate unwanted helium leaks. It is also one of the best and accurate types of vacuum leak testing and leak detection. This is why when it comes to purchasing new equipment, like a helium leak detector, it’s always important to do the necessary research. This helps … Read more

7 Benefits of Using Oilless Vacuum Pumps

Oil-Free Vac Pumps Provide Quiet Operation Most vacuum pumps using oils can make maintenance a difficult experience. The hassle of waste oil disposal and the smell of odors can put off anyone using the vacuum pump. Oilless vacuum pumps, also known as dry vacuum pumps, have become a popular alternative for mess-free and easy cleanup. Some benefits into owning … Read more

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