Solar Atmospheres, Inc., Souderton, PA, has ordered a 50,000 lb. capacity, 24' deep, 6.5' diameter, horizontal vacuum furnace for operation from ambient to 2650¯F (1454¯C) and 10-5 Torr with Vacuum Furnace Systems Corp. (VFS). The new furnace will be dual vacuum pumped with two 35" Varian diffusion pumps and two 48" oversized right angle cryo cooled main valves for added vacuum pumping, and backed by dual Stokes 2000 cfm fully canned roots blowers. The furnace is of the cold wall type, dual autoclave doors, either end of the furnace of a carbottom design.