To protect the pump against the damaging effects of condensates, the fitting of a condensate separator in the intake line of a vacuum pump is recommended. This keeps the lubricating efficiency of the operating fluid and ensure the attainable final pressure. The KAS is provided with a sight glass to show the condensate level.
- Condensate separators cannot be cooled and cannot therefore be used as condensers.
- As a rule, condensate separators are installed in the intake line of a vacuum system or a vacuum pump.
- Where certain applications are involved it is also recommended to fit a condensate separator in the exhaust line.