Solar Atmospheres of California Complete
As previously reported, five vacuum furnaces will be installed initially – two high-pressure, 10-bar quench furnaces and three 2-bar quench furnaces. The largest furnace will be a 24-foot car-bottom vacuum furnace with two load cars for optimum utilization. Other vacuum furnaces will include a 6-foot furnace, two 4-foot furnaces and a lab furnace. A 10-ton crane spans the entire building, allowing for overhead access to virtually every piece of equipment in the facility. A drive-in bay has been added to the facility to facilitate loading and unloading of large flatbed trucks, and an on-site bulk gas storage facility will supply nitrogen, argon and helium.