Powder Metallurgy Processing for Innovative Materials
Controlled Atmosphere (Inert) Powder Processing
Manufactured by Vacuum Industries, this furnace is a Super VII model Vacuum Furnace.
The hot zone size is 8" x 8" x 20". The hot zone is an all metallic construction with molybdenum heat shields and tungsten heating elements.
The furnace is capable of reaching temperatures up to 1550oC.
Heating profile controlled by Honeywell DCP 700 programmable controller. Capability to define heat-up ramp rates, hold times and temperatures, and cooling rates. Separate over-temperature control system.
A series of jets located in the heat shield and attached to the gas supply lines allows quenching with argon gas.
Temperature and pressures recorded on a Honeywell DPR 1500 Digital Process Recorder.
The vacuum system is comprised of a rotary vane pump, a 6" diffusion pump, automated valves and vacuum control system. Typical vacuum levels are 10-4 to 10-6 millitorr.
Capability of flow selected gas through system at partial pressure levels of 10-1000 millitorr.
Furnace is accessible from inert atmosphere glove box to allow inert loading and unloading of samples
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