VACUUM SCIENCE BLOG

Ultra-high Vacuum Fittings: What Are Flanges Used For?

Despite how commonplace vacuum technology is, it can be difficult to know what fittings and parts are needed to create ideal vacuum environments. Here, we explore what vacuum flanges are and what they may be used for. Let’s start by looking at how flanges are used to create vacuum systems.

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What Are the 5 Signs of Vacuum Pump Failure?

Even the most well-constructed vacuum pump can fail after extended use. In industrial applications, for instance, the downtime resulting from pump failures can be prohibitively expensive — especially if it forces production to grind to a halt. 

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Detecting Leaks: Should You Use a Residual Gas Analyser (RGA)?

Across many industries, leak detection technology is crucial to project success. In the space industry, for example, detection tools help pinpoint dangerous leaks that may cause rapid temperature changes and a loss of oxygen in spacecraft. 

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Do You Need an Onsite or Offsite Backup Vacuum Pump?

From small-scale experiments to large industrial production lines, vacuum pump failure can force your project into downtime — leading to missed deadlines and revenue loss. For many organisations, sourcing an onsite or offsite backup pump is crucial to safeguarding projects. 

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A Guide to Preparing your Vacuum System for Thruster Testing Chambers

With the near-constant advances in smart technology and science, there is an increased demand on satellites. To improve satellite capabilities and meet the needs of the market, organisations are commercialising multimillion-dollar equipment and developing more efficient testing techniques for space technology.

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Four basic rules for working under HV and UHV conditions

When working with high vacuum (HV) and ultra-high vacuum (UHV), there are specific aspects to consider to ensure an efficient and safe system.

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Fusion Edge Seal for Vacuum Glazing

Vacuum can never be completely appreciated unless it is fully known, and I've always noticed that those who work in the vacuum industry have a genuine commitment to their passion in vacuum science and a willingness to apply it to a range of scenarios.

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How Vacuum Technology makes Vaccine Manufacturing Possible

Dr Graham Rogers unpacks the critical role that vacuum technology plays in the production, storage and transport of COVID-19 vaccines.

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Book Review: Vacuum and Ultra Vacuum: Physics and Technology

 

In this blog post, I break down what you can expect from the book in each of its major sections, and offer suggestions on how it can best add value as part of your regular research and development routine.

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Introduction to Vacuum Coating by Sputter Technology

In our blog: 'Introduction to Vacuum Coating Technology', we introduced you to various PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) methods and how products are typically coated using vacuum technology. Then, in our second blog 'Introduction to Vacuum Coating by Thermal Evaporation', we focused on coating techniques and applications using thermal evaporators and e-beam-evaporators. This blog, will introduce you to sputter technologies, typical uses, and how vacuum technology is applied to the process.

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