Ipsen recently installed a thermal-processing vacuum system at a company’s facility in South Korea, where it will be used to process production tools for the petrochemical industry. This vertical, bottom-loading vacuum furnace utilizes 2-bar gas quenching and features a 60-inch x 60-inch graphite hot zone with a 3,000-pound (1,350-kg) load capacity. It is also equipped with a 35-inch diffusion pump and Ipsen’s VacuProf® control system. The company also took a proactive approach to maintenance, ordering one of Ipsen’s spare-parts kits, which consist of consumable and preventive-maintenance items to help ensure equipment uptime.