Agilent were keen to emphasise the sustainability initiatives they have put in place. These include a 1 % reduction in energy use and 2 % reduction in water each year, with 10 % and 20 % reduction by 2024, respectively, and a 100 % diversion of solid waste from landfill by 2010. They will achieve these through enabling better recycling and reuse, reduction in energy, water and gas consumption of instrumentation, and reducing both hazardous and non-hazardous waste.
An example of this in practice is their new range of IDP dry scroll pumps which are oil-free, compact and quiet vacuum pumps with longer maintenance cycles. IDP pumps use a single-sided scroll design that only requires an annual, 15-min maintenance procedure with simple tools. IDP pumps have the motor and all bearings completely isolated from the vacuum path, which extends the bearing life and provides clean, dry vacuum to the application.