Vacuum Testing of Lithium Ion Batteries, Thin Film, Fuel Cells, Supercapacitors, and Nano materials

acrylic vac chamber for tests on lithium ion batteries
Front view of the scientific test chamber
This vacuum chamber is a modification to our basic acrylic vacuum chamber 12 inch, removable lid model; except that our customer requested additional ports and electrical feed-through for testing of electrical equipment under vacuum. You know, I wish we would have asked them for more details on what they were doing with this chamber; their short and concise answer was that they were using our chamber to perform scientific work on the subjects of: lithium ion batteries, thin films, fuel cells, super-capacitors, and nano-materials testing in a vacuum environment.

As you can see, they requested that the vacuum valve and the vent valve be placed on one side of the wall. Then they requested two more 1/4 NPT ports to be placed on the opposite side of the valves. Finally, they asked as to provide them with a total of four 50 Ohm Matched Impedance for High Frequency Transmission to 6 GHz, Air-side Connector Included, Grounded Shield, UHV Compatible feed through to be placed on the two remaining walls. In the end, we had two ports on each wall for a grand total of 8 ports.

The nice thing about these ports is that these are the standard NW16 and NW25 ports consisting of the same industry standard bolt pattern. The advantage of our ports is that they are interchangeable with any other NW flanges, centering rings, and can be clamped with a standard NW Bulkhead clamp; or any other ISO quick flange for that matter.

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Altitude Simulation Systems
Altitude simulation systems are devices that simulate a certain altitude equivalent by controlling the vacuum inside a vacuum chamber. Altitude is a function of absolute pressure, therefore if a certain pressure is accomplished inside a vacuum chamber, a specific altitude can be simulated from the set pressure. Altitude simulation systems can be configured to not only hold a certain pressure, a complete pressure vs time profile can be programmed to be run. Furthermore, pressure vs time recipes can be loaded and run based on test requirements.
Vacuum Controller Instruments
Vacuum Controller Instruments are devices that measure and control for vacuum inside a vacuum chamber. A vacuum controller consists of a vacuum gauge, control system, and an Human Machine Interface; options include vacuum pump relays and Vacuum valves. A vacuum Controller will enable you to store products at a specified vacuum level or run a vacuum vs. time profile.
Our Work: Modified 14 inch Cube Vacuum Chamber for Degassing
This custom job was a modification to our standard acrylic vacuum chambers. When it comes to working with the Us Military, they want all specs to be met 110% and they want it yesterday. The military does not mess around which is why they came to us since we know how important it is to meet specs and ship fast.
Related Articles: Selecting a Proper Vacuum Pump for your Acrylic Vacuum Chamber
In this article we will talk about Vacuum Pumps - but also about other equipment which is used to produce vacuum inside a closed system or chamber. We will talk about the workings of a vacuum pump, vacuum generation, pump down, pump horsepower. This article is intended to provide you a practical guide which should help you select the appropriate vacuum pump for your system.