An example of a specialist project which Specnow recently completed was achieved working in partnership with a manufacturer. We developed a small low temperature vacuum furnace (600°C with vacuum levels to 10-7 mbar). Its purpose was to braze quartz lamps together whlst at the same time trapping small amounts of specialist gas inside.
We have also supplied a new design Vacuum Furnace to one of the UK’s leading R&D facilities. The installation, at STFC’s Rutherford Appleton Laboratory supports scientists engaged in UK and international projects. Currently the main application of the furnace is in the heat treatment of niobium-3 tin, high field, superconducting magnet coils. These model magnets enable scientists to characterise the stress limits of niobium-3 tin coils for future upgrades to the CERN Large Hadron Collider.
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Design and build the most simple (low maintenance) yet efficient (low cost) furnace possible
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