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Specification Sheet

Effects of Atmospheric Pressure on Vacuum Level
Basic Formula: Current atmospheric Pressure x

Max rated level of a vacuum pump
29.92" Hg (absolute vacuum)

130 00 129
Effective Date: January 2002
Revision B

It is important to consider the relationship between atmospheric pressure and altitude
as it affects vacuum pump performance. Because free air is less dense at higher altitudes
(i.e. lower atmospheric pressures) operation at these higher altitudes has the effect of
reducing the capacity and maximum vacuum levels attainable. Refer to the following
table to correct for performance at various altitudes.

Vacuum Gauge Reading When Read at Altitude
Altitude Above
Sea Level (Feet)
0’
1000’
2000’
3000’
4000’
5000’
6000’
7000’
8000’
9000’
10,000’
11,000’
12,000’
13,000’
14,000’
15,000’

Altitude Above
Sea Level (Meters)
0
305
610
914
1219
1524
1829
2134
2438
2743
3048
3353
3658
3962
4267
4752

M
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
M

Atmospheric
Pressure (psi)
14.70
14.16
13.66
13.16
12.68
12.22
11.77
11.33
10.91
10.50
10.10
9.71
9.34
8.97
8.62
8.28

Maximum Vacuum Level Vacuum Level Maximum Vacuum Level
Attainable (inches Hg) Loss at Altitude Possible at this Altitude

psi
psi
psi
psi
psi
psi
psi
psi
psi
psi
psi
psi
psi
psi
psi
psi

29.921”
28.9”
27.8”
26.8”
25.8”
24.9”
24.0”
23.1”
22.2”
21.4”
20.6”
19.8”
19.0”
18.3”
17.5”
16.9”

Hg
Hg
Hg
Hg
Hg
Hg
Hg
Hg
Hg
Hg
Hg
Hg
Hg
Hg
Hg
Hg

3.4%
7.1%
10.4%
13.8%
16.8%
19.8%
22.8%
25.9%
28.6%
31.3%
33.9%
36.5%
39.0%
41.4%
43.6%

96.6%
92.9%
89.6%
86.2%
83.2%
80.2%
77.2%
74.1%
71.4%
68.7%
66.1%
63.5%
61.0%
58.6%
56.4%

Pressure Below Atmospheric
Pg-psig
0.00
0.49
0.98
1.47
1.96
2.45
2.95
3.44
3.93
4.42
4.91
5.40
5.89
6.38
6.87
7.36
7.86
8.35
8.84
9.33
9.82
10.31
10.80
11.29
11.78
12.27
12.76
13.26
13.75
14.24
14.70
13000129b(I/Instr)

Pa-psia
14.70
14.24
13.75
13.26
12.76
12.27
11.78
11.29
10.80
10.31
9.82
9.33
8.84
8.35
7.86
7.36
6.87
6.38
5.89
5.40
4.91
4.42
3.93
3.44
2.95
2.45
1.96
1.47
0.98
0.49
0.00

in. Hg
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
29.92

-mbar
0.00
33.86
67.72
101.58
135.44
169.30
203.16
237.02
270.88
304.74
338.60
372.46
406.32
440.18
474.04
507.90
541.76
575.62
609.48
643.34
677.20
711.06
744.92
778.78
812.64
846.50
880.36
914.22
948.08
981.94
1013.00

Torr
760.00
734.60
709.20
683.80
658.40
633.00
607.60
582.20
556.80
531.40
506.00
480.60
455.20
429.80
404.40
379.00
353.60
328.20
302.80
277.40
252.00
226.60
201.20
175.80
150.40
125.00
99.60
74.20
48.80
23.40
0.00

-mm Hg
0.00
25.40
50.80
76.20
101.60
127.00
152.40
177.80
203.20
228.60
254.00
279.40
304.80
330.20
355.60
381.00
406.40
431.80
457.20
482.60
508.00
533.40
558.80
584.20
609.60
635.00
660.40
685.80
711.20
736.60
760.00

% Vacuum
0.00
3.30
6.60
9.90
13.20
16.50
19.80
23.10
26.40
29.70
33.00
36.30
39.60
42.90
46.20
49.50
52.80
56.10
59.40
62.70
66.00
69.30
72.60
75.90
79.20
82.50
85.80
89.10
92.40
95.70
100.00

Absolute Vacuum

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