TechConnect Innovation Program

Vacuum Flanges and Flange Devices

Brookhaven National Laboratory, NY, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

Novel ultrahigh vacuum-compatible vacuum flanges and flange devices are constructed from high conductivity and high yield strength materials. The flange devices are presented in which heat removal is accomplished by water cooling channels machined in the flange itself. These flanges and flange devices are compact, cost-effective and highly reliable.

Primary Application Area: Instrumentation & Manufacturing

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 4

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: The invention provides UHV seals of the same performance as ConflatTM flanges, but also has high thermal and electrical conductivity. The single-piece constructions of beam-intercepting have performance advantages including cooling efficiency, reliability, cost and compact assemblies. Also, it eliminates the need for multiple components made from different materials.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 10M

Website: www.bnl.gov

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: N/A

Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners