How frequently should I change the oil in my vacuum pumps

The answer to this question varies from pump manufacturer to pump manufacturer. However, the general consensus seems to be every 3 to 6 months. The lifespan of vacuum pump oil has more to do with the process it is exposed to than the length of time it is in the pump. Keeping clean oil in your vacuum pump is one of the easiest and most cost effective ways to prolong the longevity of your vacuum pump. We advise our customers to change their oil every 6 months at a minimum, sooner if the oil looks dirty, or vapor pressure increases. If the system the pump is connected to produces a dirty by-product, or particulate forming process, then you may need to change the oil more frequently to maintain the pump in optimal condition.  IVS offers a variety of oils, filters, greases, and other ancillary products to help support your equipment. Please reach out to one of our sales engineers for more information.