Thermal Product Solutions Ships Tenney Space Simulation System to a Logistics Company
In November 2017, Thermal Product Solutions, a global manufacturer of environmental testing equipment, announced the shipment of a Tenney environmental vacuum/temperature space simulation system to a logistics company. The outer structural shell of the environmental simulator is designed to resist one atmosphere of external pressure while under vacuum.
The vessel has a 42in diameter and is 36.5in long. The temperature range of this space simulator is -60°C to +155° C. The temperature uniformity is ±5°C. A fluid conditioning system is employed to temperature condition the chamber using an electric immersion heater and an LN2 fluid cooling system to heat and cool a circulating heat transfer fluid.
The system is designed for vacuum performance of 1.0 x 10-6 Torr within two hours based on a clean, dry, empty and outgassed system, with the ultimate performance being 1.0 x 10-7 Torr. This chamber features a two-stage vacuum system, which employs a dry vacuum roughing pump in the first stage and a turbomolecular pump in the second stage.
“At Thermal Product Solutions, we want to provide the most advanced technologies for our customers. For this project, we used a stainless-steel vacuum vessel and temperature-conditioned internal shroud to simulate outer space conditions,” said Rick Powell, Vacuum Products Manager
Unique features of this Tenney environmental space simulator include:
- VersaTenn temperature control system with data acquisition
- Conditioned thermal base plate on extension slides for ease of product access
- Vacuum pumping system with a dry roughing pump and turbo molecular pump
- Granville Phillips 300 Series controller to monitor chamber pressure
- Six 6in access ports
- LN2 cooling system
- Built-in limit alarms
Tenney Environmental, a Division of TPS LLC will be exhibiting at Space Tech Expo USA 2018 in Booth 3012