The Vac-U-Go non-compensating vacuum pump is a rotary vane-type pump that provides flows up to 30 L/min and maintains sonic flow when used with the SKC BioSampler. The AC-powered Vac-U-Go features a protective housing with handle and can be used for a variety of ambient and indoor air sampling applications including asbestos, bioaerosol, stack, VOC, and fenceline monitoring. It is ideal for sampling bioaerosols using the BioSampler or the AGI-30 Impinger. The SKC BioSampler does not require a critical orifice accessory for sonic flow.

The line-operated Vac-U-Go Sampling pump has a permanently lubricated motor that is mounted in a housing with a vacuum pressure gauge to indicate sonic flow and a throttling valve to adjust flow. Both models are supplied with an extension rod for mounting media and a power cord.


Flow range Non compensated airflow up to 30 L/min
Sonic flow with BioSampler (acts as a critical orifice) is approximately 12.5 L/min
Motor Oil-less rotary vane
Vane life Approximately 6000 to 27,000 hrs depending on application
Power Line power only
115V, AC, 60 Hz (Cat. No. 228-9605)
230V, AC, 50 Hz (Cat. No. 228-9605B)
Operating temperature range 32 to 104 F (0 to 40 C)
Size 5.5 x 10.5 x 6.5 ins. (13.9 x 26.7 x 16.5 cm)
Weight 12 lbs (5.4 kg)
Standards None. Pump is not intrinsically safe.


The Vac-U-Go Sampler can be operated in two different modes: non-compensating and BioSampler. Vac-U-Go is non-compensating, therefore, it is not suitable for compliance sampling in non-sonic mode.

For indoor air studies, compliance, or other applications that require a quiet, compensating vacuum pump, use the QuickTake 30 Sample Pump.


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