Our Quiet Industrial Vacuum: Hurricane Vacuum
JPCL - Blasting Resource Guide - November 2015 Issue
Nov 01, 2015
When an East Coast Naval yard contacted Industrial Vacuum to come up with a high-powered yet quiet Industrial Vacuum System, The Hurricane vacuum "Quiet Cube" was born. The shipyard is very near a residential neighborhood and would routinely get noise complaints from their neighbors. The source of the noise was industrial vacuum system’s being used in the yard to recover abrasive blast media from inside the submarines. This is a very important process that needs to be performed by very powerful industrial vacuums. The problem was in the past, no company built a powerful and quiet industrial vacuum.
The engineers and designers at Industrial Vacuum spent a year developing and testing the Hurricane vacuum "Quiet Cube". The goal was to build a quiet industrial vacuum that created a minimum of 2350 CFM, 27" inches of mercury and when fully blocked off (27: of mercury) created no more than 84 Dba at 1- meter from anywhere around the vacuum. They also wanted a small footprint because space in the dry dock is always an issue. Industrial Vacuum Equipment Corp not only met the criteria but exceeded their expectations. The "Quiet Cube" models have now become the shipyard industry's preferred quiet industrial vacuum system. Even a shipyard, or other company not near a residential neighborhood, can benefit from a quiet vacuum. The quieter a work or production area, the safer this area becomes.