Very high radiation tolerances and flexible remote operation
Accordingly, the TURBOVAC iR was designed for flexible remote operation from 3 m up to very long distances. In all aspects the products were also designed to resist the challenges which are present in environments with high to very high ionizing radiation. “For this, we offer special cable lengths of up to 200 meters, and also the option for the users to use their own cables,” explains product manager Petr Lastovicka According to Lastovicka, the iR models were developed using the existing material knowledge of the research community: As a result, the materials they contain have radiation tolerances of up to 1 million grays (Gy).
In combination with the ion getter and non-evaporable gettter pumps, so called ultra-high vacuum pumps, “These attributes set them apart from standard market models, which are meeting the market requirements but not specifically those needed for the particular conditions encountered in research centers,” says Petr Lastovicka. This is different with the TURBOVAC iR product series: on the one hand, they were developed for the special requirements regarding cable length and radiation tolerance. “In addition, we can offer the TURBOVAC iR pumps combined with our ion pumps and NEG pumps, which other suppliers cannot offer as a package,” adds Petr Lastovicka. TURBOVAC iR fits perfectly well in the TURBOVAC i eco systems as other products such as accessories or the software LeyAssist can be utilized as well.
Requirements of the high-energy physics market. The bottom line is that the new iR models are designed to meet the technical requirements of the high-energy physics market. This makes them predestined for applications such as synchrotrons (particle accelerators), cyclotrons (circular accelerators), linear accelerators and free-electron lasers. “In these areas, users can remove the electronics and place them in areas where they are not exposed to radiation,” explains Lastovicka.