Developed for Savannah River National Laboratory for processing tritium used in nuclear fuels, the V15H34N6.0 scroll vacuum pump is the first hermetic scroll unit to use a bellows, separating the working fluid from ambient.
To be classified as a hermetic vacuum pump, the V15H34N6.0 incorporates static metal seals. For processing highly corrosive and radioactive tritium gas, the pump has a corrosion-resistant design and eliminates the need for tip seals. It is capable of approx. 12 CFM displacement and vacuums up to 300 Torr.
A second-generation V15H34N6.0 was developed in December, 2014. The prototype incorporates several new design features for tritium compatibility. Testing will continue through 2015.