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Selecting the Right System

To select an appropriate Vacuum Center, you need to know the following:

  • The type of equipment requiring drainage,

  • The collective load point value of the fixtures and equipment requiring drainage

  • Maximum anticipated continuous flow in gallons per minute, from all drainage combined.

If you need assistance, please contact AcornVac’s Sales Engineering Department at:

Phone: (800) 591-9920 or (909) 902-1141
Email: info@acornvac.com.

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Sizing Calculator

Load Point ValueProject Data (Fill in the Blank)
Fixture TypeLPV Per FixtureQuantity of Fixture TypeTotal Item Value
(Multiply Quantity by LPV Value)
Vacuum Toilet; .05 GPF7
 
Urinals3
 
Lavatory or Hand Wash Basin1
 
Floor Drains5
 
Mop or Utility Sink5
 
Multiple Bay Prep Sinks10
 
Misting Systems1
 
Refrigerated Case Equipment.5
 
AC Units4
 
Emergency Eye Wash6
 
Showers6
 
Total Project Load Points Value
 

Vacuum Center Products

Vacuum Center Products

Collection TanksVacuum PumpsCapacity*
System & Series NumbersQtyVolume (US Gal. Each)TypeQtyHPMaximum "LPV"Maximum Continuous Flow
System 100
Series AV-20S-1.2-LR-BV
120Liquid Ring12105 GPM
System 150
Series AV-30S-2.2-LR-ST
130Recirculating Liquid Ring22205 GPM
System 200
Series AV-30S-2.2-LR
230Recirculating Liquid Ring223515 GPM
System 300
Series AV-30S-2.3-LR
230Recirculating Liquid Ring235515 GPM
System 500
Series AV-60S-2.5-LR-STK
260Recirculating Liquid Ring257530 GPM
System 1000
Series AV-60S-3.5-LR-3T-STK
360Recirculating Liquid Ring359560 GPM

Sizing Your Vacuum Center

  1. Calculate the total fixture load requirement by adding the total point value for all equipment requiring vacuum drainage.

  2. Refer to the Maximum LPV in the Vacuum Center Products table to select the appropriate system.

  3. Calculate the continuous flow rate for all fixtures combined. To do this, consider the normal use of the fixtures and equipment. Add the anticipated gallons per minute flow from all fixtures that might require drainage at the same time.

An Example of Sizing Your Vacuum Center

A stocking and distribution warehouse with men’s and women’s bathrooms

Load Point ValueProject Data
Fixture TypeLPV Per FixtureQuantity of Fixture TypeTotal Item Value
(Multiply Quantity by LPV Value)
Vacuum Toilet; .05 GPF7321
Urinals313
Lavatory or Hand Wash Basin122
Floor Drains5210
Mop or Utility Sink515
Multiple Bay Prep Sinks1000
Misting Systems100
Refrigerated Case Equipment.500
AC Units400
Emergency Eye Wash600
Total Project Load Points Value41

In this example, the total Load Point Value is 41. This point value indicates System 300, from the Vacuum Center Products table – provided that the anticipated continuous in-flow rate from all fixtures combined does not exceed 15-gallons per minute. If the anticipated continuous in-flow rate exceeds 15-gallons per minute, then select the system rated for 30-gallons per minute.

 

Vacuum Center Products

Vacuum Center Products

Collection TanksVacuum PumpsCapacity*
System & Series NumbersQtyVolume (US Gal. Each)TypeQtyHPMaximum "LPV"Maximum Continuous Flow
System 300
Series AV-30S-2.3-LR
230Recirculating Liquid Ring235515 GPM

*The maximum capacity of each system is based on maximum load point value or "LPV" (see chart above) and maximum continuous flow rate.

If the anticipated continuous in-flow rate exceeds the product offering within the Vacuum Center Series, please contact AcornVac’s Sales Engineering Department at:

Phone: (800) 591-9920 or (909) 902-1141
Email: info@acornvac.com.