Acrylic Vacuum Chambers

ACRYLIC VACUUM CHAMBERS

Vacuum chambers manufactured from durable clear cast acrylic material allows for a full 360 degree view and are an idea replacement for heavy glass bell jars and cylinders. 
Typical applications are:
  • Bubble Leak TestingVacuum Package Test Chamber
  • Vacuum Degassing
  • Vacuum Drying
  • Vacuum Impregnation
  • Vacuum Encapsulation
  • Laboratory Application
  • Product Testing


PACKAGE TESTING 
Reliable sealed product packaging is critical to prevent , contamination, spills and ensure product integrity during transportation. Issues such as packaging material compatibility, sealing machine setup, and contamination are factors that can affect the packaging seal reliability. Package testing in a vacuum environment can be a useful way of determining the integrity of product packaging. Packaging leak testing can be used in the following industries:
Packaging Types
  • Food and beverage
  • Chemical and gas storage
  • Pharmaceuticals
A common method of package testing, often referred to as a bubble test or immersion leak test (Standard test ASTM D 3078-02), utilises clear vacuum chambers such as our acrylic chambers and submerges the package under water. As a vacuum is created, air inside the package can flow through any existing leaks in the packaging resulting in a trail of air bubbles rising to the top of the vacuum chamber.

Please note, this leak test method can only identify a leak, but cannot quantify the leak rate.

Applied Vacuum Engineering can design and manufacture custom chambers are available to match your application specifications. Contact us with your chamber requirements.


VERTICAL CYLINDRICAL CLEAR ACRYLIC PACKAGE TESTING CHAMBER-MODEL ACC34PT


Dimensions: 33cm ID x 35cm O Acrylic Vacuum Cylinder D x 40cm High.
Clear acrylic base bonded to cylinder and fitted with three rubber feet. 
Clear acrylic lid with lifting handles. 
Nitrile rubber 'L' gasket. 
Clear acrylic perforated package submerge plate suspended by threaded studs allowing for adjustment of plate. 
1/4" BSP Drain ball valve. 
Lid mounted 63mm dia glycerin filled vacuum dial gauge. 
Lid mounted air admittance ball valve. 
Side mounted vacuum inlet port with vacuum isolation ball valve. 
Side mounted adjustable vacuum regulator, 240 l/min maximum flow. 
Volume 34 litres. 
Comply's with  ASTM D 3078-02 - Standard Test Method for Determination of Leaks in Flexible Packaging by Bubble Emission. 

Options 
  • Vacuum pump





BOX CLEAR ACRYLIC PACKAGE TESTING CHAMBER - MODEL ACB27PT


Acrylic Chamber Vacuum BoxVolume 27 litres. 
All sides and lid manufactured from clear cast acrylic.  
Internal Dimensions: 30cm x 30cm x 30cm. 
External dimensions: 35cm x 35cm x 35cm 
Rear hinged lid with O ring seal and chain restraint. 
Acrylic submerge plate attached to lid - Pushes floating packages under the water when the lid is closed. 
Mounted to the lid is a vacuum regulator (sets the vacuum pressure), a  63mm diameter  vacuum dial gauge, air admittance valve, vacuum isolation valve and lifting handle. 

Drain valve. 
Rubber feet on base. 
Comply's with  ASTM D 3078-02 - Standard Test Method for Determination of Leaks in Flexible Packaging by Bubble Emission. 
Options 
  • ​Vacuum pump (In the picture above is the DVP ZA.60S diaphragm pump). 
  • Plastic vacuum hose. 
  • Gauge calibration.​


ACRYLIC BOX VACUUM CHAMBER - MODEL ACB27


Acrylic Box Vacuum ChamberVolume 27 litres. 
Dimensions: 30cm x 30cm x 30cm internal dimensions, 35cm x 35cm x 35cm external dimensions. 
All acrylic sides, base and lid. 
Silicon rubber 'O' ring cord fitted in lid. 
Hinged acrylic lid with lifting handle, air admittance valve and 63mm diameter glycerine filled vacuum dial gauge. 
Lid retaining chain. 
Side mounted vacuum port with 1/4" BSP ball valve and hose nozzle. 

Options
  • Lid mounted adjustable vacuum regulator.
  • Vacuum pump ​




ACRYLIC BOX CHAMBER - MODEL ACB16


Acrylic Box ChamberVolume 16 litres. 
Dimensions: 36cm x 26cm x 17cm High internal dimensions, 40cm x 31cm x 22cm High external dimensions. 
All acrylic sides, base and lid. 
Silicon rubber 'O' ring cord fitted in lid. 
Hinged acrylic lid with lifting handle with vacuum dial gauge and air admittance valve (not shown in picture)  
Lid retaining chain. 
Side mounted vacuum port with 1/4" BSP valve (not shown in picture) and hose nozzle. 

Options
  • Lid mounted adjustable vacuum regulator.
  • Vacuum pump ​
  • Vacuum dial gauge