Vacuum Oven for Process Research

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Vacuum Oven for Process Research

General Information

FIC: Nicholas Glassmaker

Location: Birck 1100A

System Information

General Description

In a vacuum drying oven, the thermal processes occur in an airtight chamber where a desired level of vacuum has been applied using an external vacuum pump. With a vacuum oven the entire application can take place under vacuum or a controlled atmosphere can be created through the introduction of an inert gas. Vacuum ovens can help in the prevention of surface reactions (such as oxidation), decontaminating samples (removing lubricants for example) as well as for speeding up the out gassing process.


Below are some sample vacuum oven applications

  • Moisture determination
  • Out gassing solids (for example, polymer pellets or powders prior to processing)
  • Aging tests
  • Plating
  • Chemical resistance studies
  • Drying of paper, rubber, and textiles
  • Desiccating
  • Dry sterilization
  • Out gassing liquids

The AccuTemp-09S oven features all stainless steel internal tubing/compression fittings, stainless steel vacuum/vent valve, oil-filled vacuum gauge, and 5 sided pad heating technology. The thermal-conductive aluminum shelves provide excellent temperature uniformity inside the chamber, and 3rd gen LCD low proportional gain temperature controllers keep the oven temperature within +/- 1°F accuracy, in either °F or °C.

AccuTemp-09 series digital desktop vacuum ovens feature a 0.9 cubic foot easy-to-clean stainless steel chamber with a large dual-layer tempered glass safety window and small footprint.

Capabilities

Ultimate Pressure: 150 mTorr

Pumping Speed: 2.0 CFM (57 L/min)

Chamber Size: 0.9 cu ft

Temperature Range: ambient to 260°C

Materials Compatibility

Please check with equipment owner before using solvents.

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