Insulon vacuum jacketed hoses deliver outstanding thermal performance for low temperature, ultra-low temperature, and cryochillers. With advanced vacuum technology, Insulon hoses feature a compact design which typically results in a smaller outer diameter than other vacuum jacketed hoses. In addition, Insulon technology requires zero pump-downs during installation and zero pump-down maintenance. Keep reading to discover six benefits of Insulon hose for chiller systems used in semiconductor manufacturing and other applications.
- Faster time-to-temperature:
Chiller systems work hard to bring coolant fluids down to temperature. But by the time the fluid makes the journey from the chiller to the tool, there can significant losses in temperature. Insulon vacuum jacketed hoses insulate the coolant, improving temperature control and stability all along the fluid path.
- Reduced condensation:
While transferring cold fluids, the surface of Insulon vacuum jacketed hoses stay near ambient temperature. By maintaining the surface temperature above the dew point, Insulon hoses reduce the accumulation of condensation on the surface of the hose. Reducing condensation is crucial for maintaining clean sub-fab environments.
- Improve energy efficiency:
Insulon vacuum jacketed hoses can be used to insulate both the supply and return lines. On the return, Insulon hoses help keep the coolant near the temperature at which it exited the tool. Therefore, the fluid recirculating back to the chiller is already maintained closer to target temperature. By insulating the entire fluid path, Insulon hoses help reduce energy usage while simultaneously improving temperature control.
- Cleanroom-grade materials:
Insulon vacuum jacketed hoses are constructed with 316L stainless steel for a high corrosion resistance. Both the interior and exterior surfaces of the tubes are made with the same reliable materials. Insulon hoses help provide thermal insulation for chiller systems while maintaining a clean and sanitary manufacturing facility.
- Easy installation:
Insulon hoses do not require pump downs during installation and do not require pump-down maintenance. They are quick to install with compression fittings. They are typically more compact than other vacuum jacketed hoses, and this compact design helps ease installation and reduce overall packaging. Additional benefits include reduced shipping weight and less consumption of inventory space.
- Easy to clean and maintain:
Insulon hoses are made with corrosion-resistant stainless steels that can be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized. These reliable materials can withstand a variety of commercial and industrial-strength cleaning solutions for deep cleaning. Maintaining cleanliness is of the utmost importance in semiconductor manufacturing and other cleanroom production environments.
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