Tritium Vacuum Pump

The V15H34N6.0 tritium vacuum pump is the first hermetic scroll unit to use a bellows, separating the working fluid from ambient.

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V15H34N6.0 Tritium Scroll Vacuum Pump

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.

August 1, 2006


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