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AET Vacuum Vessels & Chambers

When it comes to crafting Vacuum Vessels and Chambers, AET has solidified its reputation as a trusted provider for various sectors. What truly sets us apart is our integrated approach; with our Weld Shop and Machine Shop co-located within the same facility, we ensure a cohesive and expedited fabrication process.

Should you observe any signs of wear or damage on the vacuum vessels in your setup, immediate action is paramount. Neglecting the maintenance of these essential components can lead to not only extensive equipment damage but also poses a significant safety hazard. In essence, the stakes are high, and it’s a gamble that simply isn’t worth taking. At AET, we prioritize both precision and safety, ensuring your vacuum vessels stand the test of time.

New Vacuum Vessels:

Customized to Your Specifications

In search of new vacuum vessels? Look no further than AET. We begin by diving deep into your unique requirements. From there, our skilled engineers meticulously design, generally per ASME rules, vacuum vessels that balance safety, efficiency, and longevity. Employing the finest materials and advanced methodologies, we never compromise on excellence.

Every vessel that leaves our facility is accompanied by comprehensive documentation, inclusive of in-depth drawings and, where required – ASME Certification, underscoring our dedication to transparency and adherence to industry benchmarks.

With AET, you’re not merely procuring a vacuum vessel. You’re securing a tailored solution, sculpted by seasoned professionals with an unwavering focus on your safety and contentment.

When it comes to vacuum vessels, place your trust in AET’s vast expertise and let us deliver the ideal solution tailored to your operational needs.

Typical Design Considerations for AET Vacuum Vessels or Chambers:

  • Vacuum Level Requirements: Every application has unique vacuum level needs. AET designs chambers that can achieve everything from rough vacuums to ultra-high vacuums, depending on the specifics of your process.
  • Material Selection: Given the varying requirements, AET offers a range of materials like stainless steel, aluminum, and special alloys, each chosen for their unique attributes in vacuum applications.
  • Wall Thickness: Determined by both the size of the chamber and the vacuum level required. AET’s design team ensures the vessel walls can handle the stresses from external atmospheric pressure.
  • Sealing and Joining: Vacuum tightness is crucial. AET employs advanced sealing technologies and ensures joints are meticulously fabricated to maintain the vacuum integrity.
  • Temperature Management: Depending on the application, AET’s vacuum chambers may need to operate under specific temperature conditions. Both insulating properties and heating/cooling provisions are considered.
  • Access Points: AET designs chambers with practical access solutions such as viewport windows, feedthroughs, and large openings for maintenance or insertion of instruments.
  • Internal Supports and Shelves: Depending on the application, internal structures may be required. AET ensures they’re designed to not compromise the vacuum environment.
  • Corrosion Resistance: Ensuring longevity, AET selects materials and finishes that resist corrosion even under high vacuum conditions.
  • Safety Measures: Safety is paramount. AET integrates features like pressure relief, safety interlocks, and external monitoring ports.
  • Integration with Other Systems: A vacuum chamber is often just one part of a larger system. AET ensures their chambers can be easily integrated with pumps, sensors, and other machinery.
  • Chamber Geometry: Whether you need a simple cylindrical chamber or a complex multi-chamber system, AET custom designs to fit the operational requirements.
  • Testing and Certification: Every AET vacuum vessel undergoes rigorous testing to ensure it meets industry standards and performs to client specifications.

In the world of vacuum technology, AET’s meticulous design considerations ensure that their Vacuum Vessels and Chambers are top-tier, effectively meeting the bespoke requirements of diverse industries and applications.

Certified Welders and Processes

AET is an ASME, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Code Section VIII Division 1 Facility and can provide customers with “U” and “UM” Stamped Vessels. We can also provide NBIC, National Board Inspection Code, “R” Stamp repairs for vessels and components, please see our Repair and Refurbishment services for more information on “R” Stamped repairs.

ASME Section VIII Division 1 Stamps

  • “U” Stamp : General Boiler And Pressure Vessels
  • “UM” Stamp : Small Vessels Requiring NBIC Number

NBIC Certification (National Board Inspection Code)

Some primary differences between Vacuum Vesels and Pressure Vessels:

  • Seals:
    • Vacuum Vessels: Require ultra-tight seals to maintain vacuum.
    • Pressure Vessels: Prioritize strong seals; minor leaks are less critical but still important.
  • Materials:
    • Vacuum Vessels: Materials shouldn’t release gases under vacuum.
    • Pressure Vessels: Need strong, often corrosion-resistant materials.
  • Cleanliness:
    • Vacuum Vessels: Must maintain stringent cleanliness to avoid contamination and ensure proper vacuum levels. Particulates can impact the vacuum quality.
    • Pressure Vessels: Cleanliness is vital, especially for specific applications (like in the food or pharma industries).
  • Safety:
    • Vacuum Vessels: Focus is on preventing implosion.
    • Pressure Vessels: Work to avoid explosions.
  • Testing:
    • Vacuum Vessels: Test for air tightness and vacuum quality.
    • Pressure Vessels: Check for pressure resistance.
  • Construction and Welding:
    • Vacuum Vessels: Airtight joints are critical. The location of seal welds is crucial to prevent areas that could trap contaminants or compromise the vacuum. Surfaces often need specialized finishes for added cleanliness.
    • Pressure Vessels: Emphasis on strong, reliable welds. The location and type of welds can significantly affect the vessel’s strength and durability. Seal weld locations are essential to ensure even distribution of pressure and prevent weak spots.
  • Uses:
    • Vacuum Vessels: Common in space simulations, freeze-drying, and ultra-clean manufacturing environments.
    • Pressure Vessels: Found in oil, medicine, and power sectors, among others.

In the world of vacuum technology, AET’s meticulous design considerations ensure that their Vacuum Vessels and Chambers are top-tier, effectively meeting the requirements of diverse industries and applications.

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Contact Information

Ability Engineering Technology, Inc.

16140 South Vincennes Avenue | South Holland, Illinois
Postal Code: 60473 | United States of America

Phone: +1 (708) 331-0025   |   Fax: +1 (708) 331-5090
eMail: sales@abilityengineering.com

ASME Section VIII Div 1. U | UM

ISO 9001:2015
Cage Code: 3W141

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