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.

Teeney EnvironementalThe 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