Abbess Thermal Technologies
Abbess brings a unique and innovative team approach to the challenges of temperature technology in a wide range of industries and applications. Our core teaming of talented engineers and technicians draws on extensive experience in the design and manufacture of systems for environmental simulation, experimental laboratory activities, and industrial process applications.
We carefully focus upon customer needs from initial sales contact and consultation, through design and custom manufacture to provide practical and cost effective thermal management to industries as diverse as bio-medical storage, aerospace component testing, material processes and basic scientific research. ￼
Modularized components of a cascade refrigeration system, configured for cryo-storage with strategic redundancy and integration into complex customer defined system, custom PLC programming
A design and sales team approach and in factory custom fabrication capabilities enable Abbess Instruments to configure Thermal Technology that is aptly tuned to user specifications and fully answerable to initial and long term cost.
From initial contact with the sales team and throughout a careful design process, Abbess works with customers to define the operative goals specific to their needs and the effective system that will meet those needs. Size and scope and temperature objectives are clearly defined and the engineering approach is well documented, mapping performance, process integration, power, actuation and sensor interaction with the ultimate accomplished system. The end result is a robust and completely integrated Abbess Temperature Technology System.
Frequently Asked Questions
Cryogenics can cool to -196C. Cascade systems can cool to -86C. Single-stage refrigerators can cool to -30C.
Cryogenic systems can cool at several degrees C per minute. Refrigeration systems are generally less than a degrees C a minute.
This is system dependent however, refrigerators are better for avoiding overshoots and cold spikes.
Evaporators can be made in multiple sizes and configurations such as cold plates, shrouds, convective heat exchangers. They can be made from copper and aluminum which can be plated in nickel or gold for better thermal characteristics.
Cryogenic systems require liquid nitrogen to be provided throughout the use of the system so, refrigeration is more cost effective in the long term. However, refrigeration startup costs are more expensive. Single-stage are cheaper to operate than cascade systems.
Copper plates have better thermal characteristics and offer more uniform temperature control with less thermal drift but, are more expensive that aluminum thermal plates.
Convective heat transfer offers the most uniform cooling. However, if you need to cool in a vacuum, thermal shrouds can be used. If thermal drift is not a concern, a thermal plate can be used.
We can offer cooling in our own vacuum systems as well as standard enclosures and customer provided spaces.
We can offer ramping controls, single set point control, or a process cycle.
Yes we can offer full temperature control in the system specific ranges.