Navigation Links
Modutek Selects Vycom’s Flametec Materials for Michigan State University’s Superconductor Equipment
Date:8/26/2014

Scranton, PA (PRWEB) August 26, 2014

Vycom announced today that Modutek Corporation of San Jose, CA, which specializes in chemical process equipment, has selected its Flametec materials for a project with Michigan State University’s Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB). This involved the creation of a 33 ft. long precision cleaning line made with Vycom’s Flametec PVC-C and Kytec PVDF material to clean superconducting radiofrequency resonators, which are the essential parts of FRIB’s linear accelerator (known as LINAC).

FRIB is being designed and established by Michigan State University as a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science national user facility supporting the mission of the Office of Nuclear Physics. FRIB is designed to accelerate certain elements in a superconducting linear particle accelerator and create rare isotope beams that will enable scientists to make discoveries in nuclear physics, astrophysics, and in practical applications for society.

Built to MSU’s spec in a 6-month time period, the precision cleaning line is designed to regularly purify the accelerator’s metal tubes made of an element called Niobium, which has superior conductivity. The unit’s Flametec cabinet and bench are designed to hold up to constant exposure to acids and harsh chemicals.

“Our material choices, manufacturing techniques and strong welds are all about safety surrounding the precision cleaning line," said Doug Wagner, President & CEO of Modutek. “For the tube cleaning cavities and areas inside the unit we used Flametec PVC-C because it meets fire-safe compliance standards, has excellent workability, welds easily and has great aesthetics.” He said the entire line is tightly controlled with alarm systems, multiple toxic gas sensors and automatic door locks for safety. Flametec meets FM-4910 compliance, which is the Factory Mutual test for fire propagation and smoke density, so there is reduced chance of contamination from smoke particulates which can damage components and threaten worker safety.

Wagner says Flametec’s Kytec PVDF was used for holding tanks because of the material’s superior chemical resistance. “The material consideration was also critical due to the 70 gallon tank size, temperature control requirement and redundant safety interlocks,” he said. The Flametec materials were supplied by Ryan Herco Flow Solutions of Burbank, CA, national distributor for Vycom.

Elite projects such as the MSU superconducting linear accelerator that require highly specialized equipment have become Modutek’s trademark. “The intricacies of this project, with materials like Flametec and our quality-control on welding and other techniques, open up a world of possibilities for us,” said Wagner. “I would recommend Flametec to anyone using specialized equipment in harsh chemical environments.”

For more information about wet process tools and equipment, visit http://www.modutek.com. To learn more about Flametec materials, visit Vycom at http://www.vycomplastics.com.

About Vycom
Vycom, a division of CPG International, is dedicated to maintaining an environment where quality meets performance. Vycom offers the largest range of products, capabilities and inventory for all your Olefin and PVC needs. For more information, visit http://www.vycomplastics.com.

About Modutek
Modutek serves domestic and international customers who have needs in any type of wet processing or lab setting and builds chemical delivery systems for pharma, biochemical, nuclear, solar and wet bench manufacturing. Modutek has a full background in chemical delivery and is a turnkey wet process system integration manufacturing operation.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/ModutekVycom/Flametec0814/prweb12118853.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2014 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Islet Sciences, Inc. Selects NeoStems Manufacturing Subsidiary Progenitor Cell Therapy for Product Manufacturing
2. Netsmart Selects Overland Park, Kansas, for New Office
3. Pharmaceutical Consortium Selects BioFortis Software to Manage Collaborative Clinical Data and Biobanking Activities
4. Maine Center for Creativity Selects Glenn Close and David Shaw to Receive Inaugural Maine Creative Industry Award
5. Aesthetics Pharmaceutical Company Selects 360 Vantage Closed Loop Marketing Solution for Apple iPad
6. Eaton Apothecary Selects Predictive Acquisition Cost (PAC) Drug Price Type
7. Bellicum Selects DATATRAK Solution for Drug Program
8. University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Selects Conflict of Interest Management System
9. INC Research Selects MetricStream to Strengthen Compliance Management
10. Genomatica, Inc., Award-Winning Industrial Biotechnology Pioneer, Selects Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. for Long-Term, Mission-Critical R&D Facility and Corporate Headquarters
11. Moscow State University Hospital Selects Ekahau RTLS to Improve Operations and Patient Safety
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/11/2017)... , ... January 11, 2017 , ... ... are observed in clinical settings, it is becoming increasingly clear that the evolution ... on culture-based methods, the standard in the study of clinical resistance, has vastly ...
(Date:1/11/2017)... ... January 11, 2017 , ... IsoPlexis Corporation ... platform to measure the proteomic function of individual cells in patients, today announced ... grant from the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health ...
(Date:1/11/2017)... Collins, Colorado (PRWEB) , ... January 11, 2017 ... ... of dynamic aqueous plasma technology platforms, announced today that the National Science Foundation ... IIB supplement for $500,000. The funds will be used to commercialize the Symbios ...
(Date:1/11/2017)... ... January 11, 2017 , ... Advanced Polymer Monitoring Technologies (APMT) ... Bartylla will lead European initiatives for APMT’s product lines serving polymer and biopharmaceutical ... to European manufacturers and researchers. Bernhard brings significant experience in our application areas ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:1/4/2017)... , Jan. 4, 2017  For the thousands of attendees at ... global leader in connected health and biometric measurement devices and services, will ... On display in A&D Medical,s special CES Exhibit Suite ... the ongoing expansion of the company,s WellnessConnected product platform.  ... ...
(Date:12/22/2016)... , Dec. 20, 2016  As part of its longstanding ... leading personal genetics company, recently released its latest children,s book, ... The book focuses on the topics of inheritance and variation ... Standards (NGSS) taught in elementary school classrooms in the US. ... series by illustrator Ariana Killoran , whose previous book ...
(Date:12/20/2016)... Dec, 20, 2016   Valencell , the ... and STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor ... applications, announced today the launch of a new, ... wearables that includes ST,s compact SensorTile ... biometric sensor system. Together, SensorTile and Benchmark ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):