Tenney Environmental, a division of Thermal Product Solutions, announced the shipment of a refurbished space simulator to the aerospace industry.
The space simulator is a fairly standard piece of equipment for Tenney, but each simulator can be customized to meet the customer’s unique process needs.
The refurbished Tenney space simulation chamber uses a cascade cooling system and has a temperature range of -60°C to 90°C. It is constructed with a thermal shroud and thermal platen, which will perform the thermal conditioning function. This vacuum chamber has an extremely low-maintenance, oil-sealed-style roughing pump and a helium cryopump high-vacuum system.
Tenney provided an in-stock fluid chiller solution system with this refurbished space simulator in order to get it up and running as quickly as possible, per the customer’s request. Along with this fluid-chiller solution, Tenney is also designing and building a custom larger chiller and refrigeration system that will be supplied at a later date to provide the customer with faster transition rates.
“This customer came to me asking for an extremely fast turnaround on a new system,” said Rick Powell, vacuum products manager. “The request was impossible for a new unit from any manufacturer, so I informed them of this used space simulator that we could refurbish and add a fluid conditioning system to provide a fast, inexpensive, very reliable system.”
Features of this refurbished space simulation chamber include:
- Thermal platen supports 10 lbs. mass load.
- 5.0 x 10-6 Torr vacuum range.
- -60°C to 90°C temperature range.
- Two 1.0 horsepower hermetic reciprocating type compressors.
- Low maintenance roughing pump.
- Cryopump high vacuum pump.
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