Improve Dental Suction Regulation
Dental vacuum systems typically use vacuum pumps which vary the suction pressure depending on the number of tools active on the operatory head at the same time. In many situations, these applications may benefit from improved vacuum control using a vacuum regulator from Equilibar.
Regenerative blowers typically have flow curves that drop significantly in vacuum pressure as flow increases (more tools online). Other systems such as dry vane pumps and liquid ring pumps can pull stronger vacuums, and are provided with a spring-loaded vacuum breaker to limit maximum suction if desire. All of these systems experience significant changes in vacuum based on the number of simultaneous tools active on the header. This could be a source of frustration.
When a dental vacuum system needs improvement to maintain suction during varying levels of demand to meet industry recommended vacuum levels, adding a vacuum regulating valve in the process line could be the solution. For example, the Equilibar® vacuum regulator (EVR) is ideal for use with dry-vane vacuum pumps because the addition of the EVR produces a nearly flat pressure curve throughout the operating range of the pump. Also, the EVR reacts instantaneously to keep consistent vacuum pressure even when changes in demand occur due to tools coming on and off line. This type of system design allows the user to select the ideal vacuum level without having to compromise between the extremes levels at low and high usage demand.
The schematic above shows a precision vacuum regulator located just before the vacuum pump, providing a nearly flat pressure curve for the multiple suction tools in the operatory.
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“The vacuum regulator works perfectly and has been in use, non-stop, since the day that we received it. I am extremely happy with the quality and reliability of your product. The addition of your product had a happy side effect. With most compressor-type suction pumps, the vacuum level will vary some when the pump cycles on and off. With this product, The vacuum level, in our application is set to 7inhg and never varies regardless of the cycle of the pump or the demand of suction. This product perfectly fit our needs. “
Arthur Longoria, Veterans Administration (dental facility)