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Vacuum cleaners

From: Tsolis Efstathios <stathis.tsolis<-at->
Date: Monday, November 16, 2009
Cihat Uzun <objectconservation [at] yahoo__com> writes

>I work in the Dolmabahce Palace located in Istanbul, Turkey. We need
>a vacuum cleaner for cleaning museum objects such as porcelain,
>glass, furniture, upholstery, rug, and curtains. I found a machine
>called Nilfisk GM 80 but, in Turkey, it has no adjustable suction
>system. Is there any vacuum cleaner that you can recommend?

Nilfisk IVB3 is a model with electronic suction control system. It
can be customised to perform as wet, dry or HEPA type H vac (for
suction of hazardous particles). I personally use this model as a
type H vac for suction of a variety of hazardous particles (mildew
spores, lead dust etc). My supplier has also mentioned that he has
provided the same model to a number of National Trust sites for
collections cleaning. This type of equipment has a market price of
approx. UKP700, it is a reliable machine, however the suction is
quite strong even at the low volume which means that is has to be
used very carefully, ideally with fly mesh on the nozzle. Another
alternative is the Conservac 777 Series supplied by Conservation by
Design Ltd that also has an electronic suction control system.

    Nilfisk IVB3
    <URL:http://www.nilfisk-cfm.com/
        Products/VacuumCleaners/IndustrialVacuumCleaners/
        IndustrialHealth_SafetyWet-DryVacs/IVB3SERIES/IVB3H/
        Introduction.aspx>

    Conservac 777 Series
    <URL:http://conservation-by-design.co.uk/
        equipment/conservac777series.html>

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Stathis Tsolis
Conservator
National Railway museum
Leeman Road
YO26 4XJ
York, UK
+44 1904 685 753


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