BVV is a leading manufacturer and supplier of vacuum chamber kits. Best Value Vacs’ vacuum chamber kits come with: the chamber and silicone gasket, a vacuum hose, and the vacuum pump itself with oil. Vacuum chamber kits provide users with an all-in-one, ready-to-go system that has all the components needed to turn quality product.
Benefits of Vacuum Chamber Kits
Working with a vacuum chamber is a preferable method because it is versatile, easy, and controllable. The chambers create a low-pressure environment to remove air and other gases to extract wanted materials from the inserted product.
Managing pressure levels is key to a successful vacuum. Pressure is the main component of the fundamental relationship that dictates vacuum behavior. The vacuum pumping speed multiplied by the amount of pressure results in different gas quantities. The impact of the gas molecules and their transferred energy against a surface exerts a sizable amount of force. More impact means a higher force and a higher pressure level. Being able to manipulate pressure levels gets you the results you want and yields better quality. Best Value Vacs has engineered all its chambers to take the amount of appropriate force into account.
Oftentimes, the material you’re putting through the chamber is temperature-sensitive. Controlling the temperature of your vacuum chamber will also help throughout and minimize risk for your environment. Overheating in a laboratory setting or a space with hazardous materials can have harmful outcomes, and if something cools too quickly it could be beyond salvageable. Ensuring you reach the proper temperature for the process to run efficiently is essential to our machines’ function.
High levels of water vapor in a vacuum chamber is an everyday struggle that happens with vacuum chambers. Sometimes there’s confusion between humidity and temperature; there is a difference. Think in terms of weather: you’re probably familiar with reports that state, “It’s 80° with 40% humidity.” Humidity is a ratio of moisture in the air compared to the temperature, expressed as a percentage. Even at the lowest possible percentages, there will always be humidity in the air. Water vapor becomes the dominant gas of the residual gases left in the chamber as you raise the temperature. Specific gauges help mediate humidity and allow for a smoother run.
Our chambers are equipped with a silicone seal to prevent any sort of hazardous or inconvenient leaks. Leak rate is the amount of gas entering the chamber through a leak. The effect this has on your overall process depends on the size of the chamber, but is a very common concern with vacuum chambers. The entire premise of a vacuum chamber is to remove gas molecules to increase the amount of pressure; gas molecules leaking back into the chamber will have a clear effect on whatever is inside your chamber and the amount of pressure it is able to conduct. The airtight seals on your Best Value Vacs chamber reduce the rate of intrusion by gas molecules and potential leakage.
Measurable Features of Vacuum Chambers
In addition to being able to control certain valuables, vacuum chambers allow for measurable features that chart progress.
Altitude tests can be performed on objects in a vacuum chamber because the chamber can simulate the effects of high altitude conditions. Products’ durability and reliability can be tested by reducing the pressure inside the chamber at a specified altitude. You’ll be able to see how well the object functions after increased exposure over a certain amount of time. Altitude testing can also be performed at either hot or cold temperatures, although normally conducted at room temperature.
Measuring a product’s conversion means quantifying how much or little it reacted with an opposing element and how much quality yield resulted from the reaction. Conversions are important to record for quality control, precision, and safety. Knowing how certain elements interact with each other will also help you set up meaningful protocol and procedures for the future.
Types of Vacuum Chambers at Best Value Vacs
Best Value Vacs offers a wide variety of vacuum chamber kits that appeal to diverse preferences. Chambers can be made with different materials depending on use.
Pyrex is a tough glass that is heat resistant. Commonly found in cookware and scientific equipment, it’s a preferable material to use for vacuum chambers because of the heightened visibility. Users can actually observe what is happening in the chamber to manage the reaction.
Acrylic chambers are quickly becoming the most popular kind of chamber to use. Acrylic is a type of hard plastic that is superior to glass in many aspects. It is easily processed and has a higher impact strength than glass, meaning that it can handle higher amounts of pressure better than traditional glass. This makes it a much safer material upon which to rely. At half the weight of glass, it is also as portable and easy to maneuver as it is efficient. Acrylic is also not as prone to corrosion because of its properties as a plastic.
Aluminum is often viewed as a go-to for many high-vacuum applications because of its ultra high vacuum properties. It is the second lightest material other than acrylic, but still significantly lighter than its comparison, stainless steel. Because of its composition, aluminum tends to have less residual water vapor at high vacuum pressures. This also makes it easier to clean and better for sealing. However, those who utilize aluminum chambers must be cautious about storage. Depending on the environment, it can rust or corrode quicker than other materials. It’s best to keep these devices out of areas with excessive exposure to moisture or harsh temperatures.
If you’re looking for the most heavy-duty vacuum chamber kit, stainless steel is probably your best option. Stainless steel is a premium material that is one of the toughest on the market because of the amount of carbon it contains. Its resistance to corrosion plus heat and chemical damage is second to none and is manufactured as such. Stainless steel contains a regulated amount of chromium, which forms a layer of invisible chromium oxide on its surface. This flexible layer acts as a shield against even the smallest amounts of oxygen that could cause mechanical and chemical damage. It is a “self-healer” in this way. The addition of nickel, nitrogen, and molybdenum during manufacturing contributes even more to its repelling nature. This makes it even more low maintenance and ideal for industrial settings.
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