Slaughterhouse applications

In many plants, vacuum is used to convey Specified Risks Materials and other sub-products from the slaughtering line to storage tanks for further use in rendering or before destruction.

Vacuum is also used to extract the spinal cord from cattle before carcass splitting (measure implemented after the mad cow crisis for the prevention, control and eradication of BSE on cattle aged twelve months or more).

Typical pumping system:
Rotary vane pumps with improved water vapor capacity or dry cantilevered screw type pumps.

Pump temperature

Medium

Heavy duty operation (cycles)

Medium 

Dust / Powder / Particules

High

Moisture

High