Pressure Vessels

Each pressure vessel that we manufacture is per the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) code. As a leading ASME pressure vessels manufacturer, our specialty lies in working with a variety of alloys, pressures, & designs to meet your custom requirements. More »

Weld Overlay and Clad Vessels

Our weld overlay and clad vessels are fully code-compliant. We use our advanced welding techniques to their full capabilities to offer you the finest overlay/clad components and pressure vessels. More »

High Pressure Vessels

We hold the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) U, U2, and U3 stamps, and have the capabilities and resources to manufacture ASME high pressure vessel to your exacting specifications. More »

Autoclaves

We hold the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) U, U2, U3, PP, & S stamps, and have the capabilities and resources to manufacture autoclaves to your exacting specifications. More »

Heat Exchangers

We specialize in the design, engineering, and fabrication of Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers, including thermal calculations. All of our units are built in strict accordance with the latest edition and addenda of the A.S.M.E. Code, Section VIII Division 1, 2, or 3 and T.E.M.A.” More »

 

Design Considerations When Manufacturing Vacuum Chambers

Vacuum chambers or vacuum vessels are used in a variety of industries. When designing and fabricating these vessels, it is important to follow good design principles. All vacuum vessels are designed according to specific requirements. Hence, there are no fixed design parameters for the construction of the same. However, most vacuum vessels are designed with welds, flanges, seals, mounting brackets, etc. They feature access doors for ease of entry.

Design Considerations When Manufacturing Vacuum Chambers

designing vacuum chambers

Although, there are several factors to be considered when designing vacuum chambers, below are some pointers that will assist you in avoiding common pitfalls:

  1. The walls of the vessel should be constructed so as to avoid buckling. Buckling is the collapsing of the walls. To prevent this, the pressure should be taken into account. Internal chamber pressure and external pressure exerted by the application or the environment during the functioning of the vessel should be taken into consideration. When the walls and the entire shape of the vessel are designed in a manner that can support the opposing pressures, structural instability like buckling cannot occur.
  2. The welding and soldering materials should be chosen in a way that they don’t allow any gases to escape. Similarly, the techniques should be performed in a manner such that the structural integrity of the vessel is always maintained.
  3. On the flip side, provisions need to be made to avoid entrapment of gases. The interior of the vessel and the components should be constructed accordingly. For example, the joints need to be welded without any seams, the O-rings should be smooth, gaskets used should be seamless, etc.
  4. The material of the vessel should be chosen according to the application environment and requirements. You can choose from steel, stainless steel, aluminum, or glass.

The vacuum vessels are designed to ensure the vacuum integrity of the vessel. This means that there shouldn’t be any leaks that could compromise the conditions inside the chamber. Once the vessel has been designed, several tests are conducted to ensure the proper working of the vessel. You must make sure that your vacuum vessel fabricator performs the necessary quality and functionality tests. To provide excellent production value to your vacuum vessel, involve the fabricator in every aspect of the design process. With their expertise, they can guide you in making cost-efficient yet efficient decisions.

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