The ROOTS™ RGS high vacuum boosters covered in this manual are intended especially for use in the first stage of a vacuum pumping system, in combination with a suitable fore-pump or roughing pump, to produce vacuum conditions in the micron range. It is not suitable for duty as a normal pressure blower.
Principle design features of the basic ROOTS™ rotary lobe blower are used in the booster. Two impellers are mounted on parallel shafts, and rotate in opposite directions within a cylinder closed at the ends by head plates. The impellers are positioned one above the other, while the cylinder has inlet and discharge piping connections located on opposite vertical sides.
- The basic high vacuum booster is constructed with a close-grained grey iron cylinder, alloy steel timing gears, ductile iron impellers and anti- friction bearings
- RGS High Vacuum Boosters have four pressure lubricated single-face seals, one at each shaft, between the bearing and pumping compartment
- Gears and bearings are under atmospheric pressure
- A shaft driven oil pump supplies clean, cool lubricating oil to gears,bearings and seals