TVAC Cycling (TVAC#2 Chamber)
We offer thermal vacuum cycling to ESA ECSS-Q-70-04A in both our TVAC#1 and TVAC#2 thermal vacuum test chambers. We also have an in-house FTIR facility for processing molecular contamination witness plates in accordance with ECSS-Q-ST-70-05C.
The TVAC#2 chamber features:
- PID controlled thermal plate with resistive heating and liquid channels for cooling either by chiller circulator or LN2
Removable IR baffle for top-down irradiation of sample on thermal plate if required
Cold trap with removable fascia for lab analysis if required (our in house FTIR facility has an ATR module for qualitative analysis)
QCM for offgassing monitoring
Residual Gas Analyser (Hiden Analytical)
Standard 16 T-type thermocouple channels (more channels, or different TC types can be added with notice)
Temperature, pressure, QCM and RGA all logged digitally
Door seal and chamber wall fluid cooling lines for high temperature tests (>300°C)
Scroll pump and magnetically levitated turbo molecular pump meaning a completely oil-free pumping system
Maximum/minimum temperatures and pressures are dependent on the mass and materials of the sample as well as quality of conduction paths.