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Climate-Controlled Room Added for Processing Critical Components



The new furnace fully enclosed within Solar Atmosphere's climate-controlled room.

Solar Atmospheres of Western PA has constructed a climate-controlled environment for its new all-metal hot-zoned vacuum furnace. "Medical and aerospace contractors are continuing to demand that environmental conditions be controlled, processes validated and the risk of foreign object debris (FOD) be totally eliminated," said a company spokesperson. "This addition will enable Solar Atmospheres to thermally process critical components, adding more value to the customer's operations."

The critical climate within this room is controlled utilizing a high quality HVAC system and is equipped with dehumidifiers and customizable thermostats. A heavy-duty insulation package was installed, which helps to manage and stabilize temperature and humidity around the clock. The space also was constructed to produce a slight positive pressure environment, which will help eliminate dust and debris from entering the set-up and fixturing areas.

Kevin Bekelja, Vice President of Operations, said, "With new third party accreditation programs, such as MedAccred, gaining momentum, and knowing how detrimental high levels of humidity can be in the vacuum thermal processing of certain critical materials, we believe this venture is well worth the investment."

For more information contact:

Solar Atmospheres of Western PA

30 Industrial Road

Hermitage, PA 16148

866-982-0660

www.solaratm.com

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