Vacuum baking is a process or a period of time where a part or device is placed in a vacuum chamber and heated. This drives off gases and contamination which can then be removed by a vacuum pump system.
Chambers are pumped using dry scroll technology; no oil-type pumps are allowed in our laboratory.
One chamber is isolated for vacuum baking soft goods such as o-rings, back-up rings and wiring harnesses.
Hardware remains covered throughout the bake period.
Ovens are instrumented with thermocouple vacuum gauges. Oven chambers are capable of achieving vacuum pressures of 300 milli-torr or better.