Vacuum Pump Oil Problems
Oils used in the vacuum pumps are used for lubrication and sealing. Many of oils available for other tasks not designed to clean as they grease. Nor are they designed to keep the solids in suspension, freed campaign to clean up the oil. Besides, oils, as a rule, not strongly inhibited against oxygen. Therefore, the vacuum pump should be started pumping oil periodically clean it. Otherwise, its effectiveness will be reduced. The use of flushing oils recommended pump manufacturers.
If hydrochloric acid was drawn into the pump, water, mechanical impurities and oil will bond together to form silt and dirt, which can be acidic. Oil could also be adversely affected by oxidation (action for oil oxygen pulled through the pump). This results in a pump which will not pull the proper vacuum, may be overly serious corrosion and rust inside of...