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DC26 Vacuum Degassing Chamber 26L

DC26 is a high quality vacuum degassing chamber engineered to offer the highest standards of performance, reliability and ease-of-use. This professional quality vacuum chamber has a 26L internal capacity, recommended for degassing around 5l of material at a time. It is equally at home in a small studio, university lab or busy industrial environment.

Ideal for degassing RTV silicone rubbers and casting resins including epoxy and polyurethane, as well as infusion resins and a range of other materials.


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DC-26S is a high quality vacuum degassing chamber engineered to offer the highest standards of performance, reliability and ease-of-use. This professional quality vacuum chamber is equally at home in a small studio, university lab or busy industrial environment.

Advantages

  • Precision engineered & individually tested
  • Easy-to-use, reliable operation
  • Clear acrylic lid for excellent visibility
  • Convenient lid handle and storage
  • Separate vac and inlet valves
  • Option for unrestricted 1/2" BSP connection

Further Information

Engineered for Performance and Reliability

The vacuum chamber is manufactured from sturdy 4mm mild-steel and finished with a durable grey powder-coating. A clear 20mm acrylic lid provides perfect visibility into the chamber during the degassing operation whilst a custom silicone seal ensures reliable and fast sealing of the chamber.

The lid includes a handle for easy removal and is designed so that it can be hung safely on the back of the chamber during loading and unloading. High quality valves, fittings and a glycerine-filled vacuum gauge complete the chamber and ensure years of trouble-free service.

Valve Layout

For maximum durability, the valves and vacuum gauge are all mounted separately to the chamber.

The air-inlet valve is fitted with an inline filter to moderate airflow and prevent airborne contamination from being drawn until the chamber during repressurisation. The vacuum side is also valved meaning the chamber can be isolated from the pump when the pump is not running; essential for vacuum pumps that do not feature an integral non-return valve.

The vacuum valve is supplied fitted with an 8mm hose-tail barb fitting and length of high quality 8mm ID silicone hose for easy connection to your vacuum pump.

Option for 1/2" BSP Vacuum Connection

Should you wish to connect the chamber to a high capacity vacuum pump using 1/2" BSP hose and fittings, simply remove the reducing bush on the vacuum port to utilise the larger diameter 1/2 " BSP port.

Use with Acrylic Resins, Solvented Resins and Solvents

Whilst clear acrylic provides the best combination of clarity, durability and practicality for the vast majority of applications, it is highly susceptible to attack from solvents such as acetone and styrene, and acrylic compounds such as methacrylate ester. This is true for all potential lid materials (such as Plexiglass, Perspex and polycarbonate).

For this reason, the chamber must NOT be used for the degassing of acrylic resins (such as 'Cactus Juice' methacrylate) or styrene-borne resins such as polyesters and vinylesters. Use of the chamber to degas such materials will weaken the integrity of the lid and ultimately result in failure.

It is also essential to never use solvents such as acetone, alcohol or MEK to clean the lid.

Detailed Instructions

Apart from a vacuum pump, the DC-26S steel vacuum chamber is supplied with everything you need to get degassing right out of the box. Simply attach the vacuum valves to the chamber and connect the chamber to your pump using supplied vacuum hose. Detailed instructions for both assembly and daily use are inscluded.

DC-26S Assembly & Daily Use Instructions

Spare/Replacement Parts

We can supply any replacement or spare parts required to keep your DC26 Vacuum Degassing Chamber in full working order. The two most likely replacement parts are available to buy online:

Dimensions of the Chamber

Internal Volume Overall Dimensions (mm) (L x W x H) Internal Dimensions(mm) (H x Diameter) Weight(kg) Recommended Capacity
26L 420 x 395 x 330 350 x 295 14.05 6L

DC-26S is a high quality vacuum degassing chamber engineered to offer the highest standards of performance, reliability and ease-of-use. This professional quality vacuum chamber is equally at home in a small studio, university lab or busy industrial environment.

Advantages

  • Precision engineered & individually tested
  • Easy-to-use, reliable operation
  • Clear acrylic lid for excellent visibility
  • Convenient lid handle and storage
  • Separate vac and inlet valves
  • Option for unrestricted 1/2" BSP connection

Further Information

Engineered for Performance and Reliability

The vacuum chamber is manufactured from sturdy 4mm mild-steel and finished with a durable grey powder-coating. A clear 20mm acrylic lid provides perfect visibility into the chamber during the degassing operation whilst a custom silicone seal ensures reliable and fast sealing of the chamber.

The lid includes a handle for easy removal and is designed so that it can be hung safely on the back of the chamber during loading and unloading. High quality valves, fittings and a glycerine-filled vacuum gauge complete the chamber and ensure years of trouble-free service.

Valve Layout

For maximum durability, the valves and vacuum gauge are all mounted separately to the chamber.

The air-inlet valve is fitted with an inline filter to moderate airflow and prevent airborne contamination from being drawn until the chamber during repressurisation. The vacuum side is also valved meaning the chamber can be isolated from the pump when the pump is not running; essential for vacuum pumps that do not feature an integral non-return valve.

The vacuum valve is supplied fitted with an 8mm hose-tail barb fitting and length of high quality 8mm ID silicone hose for easy connection to your vacuum pump.

Option for 1/2" BSP Vacuum Connection

Should you wish to connect the chamber to a high capacity vacuum pump using 1/2" BSP hose and fittings, simply remove the reducing bush on the vacuum port to utilise the larger diameter 1/2 " BSP port.

Use with Acrylic Resins, Solvented Resins and Solvents

Whilst clear acrylic provides the best combination of clarity, durability and practicality for the vast majority of applications, it is highly susceptible to attack from solvents such as acetone and styrene, and acrylic compounds such as methacrylate ester. This is true for all potential lid materials (such as Plexiglass, Perspex and polycarbonate).

For this reason, the chamber must NOT be used for the degassing of acrylic resins (such as 'Cactus Juice' methacrylate) or styrene-borne resins such as polyesters and vinylesters. Use of the chamber to degas such materials will weaken the integrity of the lid and ultimately result in failure.

It is also essential to never use solvents such as acetone, alcohol or MEK to clean the lid.

Detailed Instructions

Apart from a vacuum pump, the DC-26S steel vacuum chamber is supplied with everything you need to get degassing right out of the box. Simply attach the vacuum valves to the chamber and connect the chamber to your pump using supplied vacuum hose. Detailed instructions for both assembly and daily use are inscluded.

DC-26S Assembly & Daily Use Instructions

Spare/Replacement Parts

We can supply any replacement or spare parts required to keep your DC26 Vacuum Degassing Chamber in full working order. The two most likely replacement parts are available to buy online:

Dimensions of the Chamber

Internal Volume Overall Dimensions (mm) (L x W x H) Internal Dimensions(mm) (H x Diameter) Weight(kg) Recommended Capacity
26L 420 x 395 x 330 350 x 295 14.05 6L

Downloads (2)

Technical Datasheet (TDS)770 KB
System User Manual803 KB

Specification

General Properties
Gross Weight15kg
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At the moment, we only manufacture this one size of degassing chamber which seems to be a good size for most people’s applications. Don’t forget that when you degas a silicone rubber for example it will grow to about 5 times (or more) its original volume and so you need to allow lots of ‘head-room’ inside the chamber to allow for this expansion.

If you’re only degassing a small amount of material then you can add some dead-weight to the chamber (like bricks for example) that can take up as much volume as you desire. Doing this will mean that the pump will empty the chamber much more quickly therefore effectively behaving like a smaller chamber. Therefore, by buying a larger chamber and packing it out in this way it will work like a small chamber but if you ever needed the capacity of a larger chamber in the future then you could just remove the packing, rather than buy another chamber.

Yes, it could be beneficial and effective to use our Degassing System to remove air trapped in the polyurethane flooring resin you are using. After degassing the mixed resin, it would still be important to avoid entrapping new air during the pouring process but, providing this can be avoided, it's likely that degassing the resin before pouring would improve the results significantly.

Although these chambers are not designed to be used on their side it would be possible if a specific application required it. There are a few practical considerations that need to be taken into account. Firstly you may wish to make a flat platform to go into the chamber to support the item you are degassing. Secondly, you may need to hold the lid in place by hand as the vacuum initially pulls down to stop it falling off. Once a reasonable level of vacuum is achieved, the lid will stay in place without support. Also be ready to support lid once degassing is complete to stop lid falling as the chamber returns to atmospheric pressure.

The lid is 318mm in diameter.

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