High-temperature solutions

Testing at temperatures up to 1000 degrees or above requires many new solutions. Here is list of some good products suitable at high temperatures: Heat-resistant thread ALF (Al2O3-SiO2) – can be used up to 1300-1400 degrees. It is good for attaching thermo couples as the mechanical properties are very good. Another benefit is that it is … Continue reading “High-temperature solutions”

Gas chamber

The most difficult part of building this equipment was to make a chamber that is gas-tight but still allows for a test specimen to move at high temperatures. After many different designs, material choices and broken set-ups, we ended up with following design: Ceramic plates working as top and bottom of the chamber. The ceramic is … Continue reading “Gas chamber”

Gas chamber works!

Today is a good day! I tested the chamber and it is confirmed to be gas tight! It took many different kinds of sealing solutions before getting here. The oxygen probe shows a satisfied value when testing in an argon atmosphere.