Liquid Jet Exhausters

Liquid Jet Exhausters are simple, efficient and versatile devices for vacuum pumping or mixing liquids and gases. Using liquid under pressure as the only motive force, these units are ideal for handling mixtures or condensable and non-condensable gases.

Exhausters are manufactured in two varieties, a Single Nozzle Exhauster and a Multi Nozzle Exhauster. Single nozzle exhausters are standard units, and are similar in design to the Liquid Jet Eductor. Multi nozzle exhausters have much higher air or vapor handling capacities at lower pressures and are ideal where the motive liquid supply is limited.

Liquid jet exhausters are manufactured in a variety of materials however these are typically Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel and Bronze, special materials such as Hastelloy are also available. Unit sizes range from 3/4 Inch to 3 Inch for the Type 484 Single Nozzle Exhauster, and from 3 Inch to 10 Inch for the Type 488 Multi Nozzle Exhauster. Connections for all units can be either screwed or flanged depending up on size.

No other pumping-mixing device offers all these outstanding features:

Typical Applications

Liquid Jet Exhausters have been used in many different industries for different purposes. Generally, their applications can be divided into three main categories, each of which can be seen below:

Priming a centrifugal pump

Priming centrifugal pumps The exhauster is mounted on the pump casing in a manner similar to that shown and is used to exhaust air from the casing and suction line before starting the pump. In normal installations the vacuum required varies from that equivalent to 1.5 meters water lift to a 6 meter water lift.

Note - the motive liquid temperature is the primary limiting factor of operation, for very low suction pressures consideration must be given to the motive liquid vapour pressure to prevent it from flashing to a gas/vapour.


Vacuum Pumping

Creating vacuum This is a simple laboratory arrangement for obtaining low suction pressures with a Liquid Jet Exhauster using chilled water at about 2 degrees Celsius. Depending up on the available motive water temperatures, this system can provide suction pressures approaching 5mm HgA. Unlike other types of equipment, Liquid Jet Exhausters are compact, low in cost and require no lubrication or oil seals.

Note - the motive liquid temperature is the primary limiting factor of operation, for very low suction pressures consideration must be given to the motive liquid vapour pressure to prevent it from flashing to a gas/vapour.


Evacuating a closed tank or vessel

Evacuating closed vessels or tanks This is a typical system for evacuating a closed vessel. In order to reduce overall evacuation time before operating the exhauster steam can be used to flush or purge air from the vessel as the exhauster will condense any steam remaining in the treating chamber. If a steam purge is not available, the exhauster will work equally well with any condensable or non-condensable gas.

Note - the motive liquid temperature is the primary limiting factor of operation, for very low suction pressures consideration must be given to the motive liquid vapour pressure to prevent it from flashing to a gas/vapour.


Registered Address - Venturi Jet Pumps Ltd, Venturi House, Edensor Road, Longton, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ST3 2QE, United Kingdom
Tel. : +44 (0) 1782 599800, Fax. : +44 (0) 1782 599009
Company Registration Number - GB 3654492