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Glovebox Dual Purge™ System

  • Nitrogen Purge System
    Economizes on nitrogen consumption up to 78%
    CE Mark All desiccator cabinets and Dual Purge™/
    NitroWatch™ control systems
    Nitrogen Purge System
    Dual Purge™ System: Variable Level Purge
    Ensures a constant positive pressure inside glove boxes and other enclosures to block contamination and moisture inflow
  • Automatically activates high-flow purge in response to pressure drop to ensure fast, effective purge of particles and moisture when an air lock is opened
  • Operates in tandem with humidity controllers to maintain any desired sub-ambient moisture level (down to 0% RH with the NitroWatch®, or down to 1.0 ppm of water with the DewWatch™)
  • Guards against pressure damage to chamber doors and seals
In most applications, glove boxes must be continuously purged with nitrogen or another process gas in order to ensure a controlled environment free of contaminants and moisture.

Unfortunately, however, a steady gas inflow can't guarantee the clean, dry conditions you require. A flow adequate to maintain a safe internal positive pressure when doors are closed is insufficient to overcome the backflow of outside air that occurs when a door or air lock is opened. A higher-level purge that might guard against this backflow wastes nitrogen and leads to overpressures that warp doors and damage seals.

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Dual Purge™ System   1603-57 Price
High-Flow Dual Purge™ System, with stainless steel fitting
For rapid purge required in low O2 applications (features .375", 10 mm, gas tubing)
120VAC, 60Hz 1603-58 Price
High-Flow Dual Purge™ System, with stainless steel fitting
For rapid purge required in low O2 applications (features .375", 10 mm, gas tubing)
220VAC, 50/60Hz 1603-58-220 Price
0.2 Micron Filter
Removes contaminants from gas line
  1314-00 Price
High Flow Dual Purge
High-Flow Dual Purge™ System, with stainless steel 3/8" (10 mm)-diameter tubing, accommodates flow rate up to 20 SCFH (0.5664 m³/h) often required in glovebox applications
Variable-Purge Security
The Glove Box Dual Purge™ System solves these problems. It employs an air pressure sensor to activate high- and low-flow gas purges, and is especially designed for use with Terra's plastic and 304 stainless steel glove boxes.

The pressure sensor in these units indicates pressure drops below a programmable low-pressure threshold. When gas pressure falls below this point, as it does when an access door or air lock is opened, the high-flow purge is activated to quickly and effectively purge any moisture and contaminants that might enter the chamber—before they can affect sensitive materials inside.

When pressure returns above the set point, the high-flow purge continues to purge the chamber for 60 seconds (programmable), and then the low-flow purge is automatically reestablished. The Automatic RB® (Relief/Bleed) Valve, which is required for use with the Dual Purge™ System, safely relieves excess pressure before it can cause any damage.

The dual-purge capabilities of these units ensure that contaminants and moisture stay outside the processing chamber and at the same time guard against dangerous overpressures that can lead to warped doors, failed seals—even explosions! And because the Dual Purge System delivers only as much gas as is necessary, it economizes on nitrogen consumption; tests show that in many applications, these units can pay for themselves in a matter of months.

Safety Alarms Ensure Worry-Free Operation
The Dual Purge™ System incorporates a flowmeter, a line pressure gauge and glove box pressure gauge for easy monitoring of nitrogen flow and pressure. A "Low-Pressure" alarm is activated if the incoming line pressure is ever interrupted. This dual audible/visible alarm alerts you to a disconnected supply line, an empty gas storage pod, or other problem that could spell disaster for contents of a glove box!

Terra Humidity Controllers Expand Capabilities
The Dual Purge System operates in tandem with Terra humidity controllers to provide the most effective moisture control available.

The NitroWatch® includes a humidity sensor that continuously monitors the internal RH level and activates the Dual Purge™ to automatically maintain any sub-ambient humidity threshold you require (down to 0% RH). For more critical requirements, select the DewWatch™, which works with the Dual Purge™ System to maintain ultra-low dew points (with moisture levels as low as 1.0 PPM by volume). In all of these applications, the Automatic RB® Valve is required to ensure safe relief of overpressures that can build inside a chamber.
Specifications
Dimensions: 12"W x 11.25"D x 7"H
305 mm x 286 mm x 178 mm
Weight: 16 lbs.
7257 g
Flowmeter 0-20 SCFH
Line Pressure Gauge: 0-60 psi
Chamber Sensor: 0 - .4" WG (factory set at 0.02" WG)
Inlet/Outlet: .25" (6 mm), accepts .25" (6 mm) OD polyethylene tubing
Case Material: 304 Stainless steel; brass or stainless steel internal fittings
Power Requirement: 110/220VAC, 50/60Hz (requires no manual power setting
Timer Adjustment: 0-8 minutes (factory set at 1 minute)

File Type File Name Publication Date
White Paper (PDF) On-Site Nitrogen Generation: Cheaper, Easier, More Reliable
Learn how on-site nitrogen generation saves money by not having to order canisters of inert gas for desiccators, glove boxes and analytical instruments. You can make your own purified nitrogen from compressed air using a sophisticated membrane module (find out how it works!).
06/15/2015
Tech Resource (PDF) Which Nitrogen Control System?
A comparative guide to Terra’s control system features and benefits.
05/18/2015
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