|Vacuum Ovens / Vacuum Furnaces
from laboratory applications to metals processing. Because of the basic physical
chemistry law of PV=nRT assuming a static volume varying the pressure and temperature of a
sample enables manipulation of that sample at differing temperature or pressure and can
allow for varying conclusions. In the case of oven work in labs, there are many,
many uses in which vacuum ovens are employed. Everything from sample preparation to
In the metals industry the use of vacuum furnaces is wide spread to process and impart
changes in physical characteristics to base metals.
Often problem areas seem to be the gaskets on the doors that leak (sometimes
dramatically) and hold the system back from it's desired pressure. Other problems
are evacuation byproducts, or condensable vapors that get in and mangle the pump.
Care should be taken to identify these potential problems and install traps
We can size a pump for your oven and generally need
the following information.
1. Size of the oven (space to be evacuated).
2. Starting pressure
3. Ending pressure
4. Time for process to take place in minutes
5. Other mitigating factors.
a. Solvents or water
coming off the mix.
Some of these applications tend toward OEM systems, so if you are interested please
give us a call.