CF Seals

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CF Components

Anadolu Vacuum CF components are manufactured according to ISO 3669. The CF flange (originally called ConFlat) is a sexless design where both flanges are identical. Typical flange materials are stainless steel types 304, 316L, 316LN ESR. All components are 100% leak-tested and have leak rates better than 10–10 mbarl/s. Standard sizes are NW 16 to 250. Other sizes can be produced on request. The ultra high vacuum range (UHV) assigns the pressure range <10 –8 mbar. To reach and keep uo this low pressure range, a very low outgassing rate is required in the vacuum system. Please consider the product information given on the product pages. The CF components is sealed off by the cutting edge profile in the flange and a copper sealing washer. The copper sealing washer is embedded in the flange groove and, simultaneously, centres couple of flanges. While bolting the flanges, the cutting edges of the flanges for sealing are pressed deeply into the soft sealing washer, whereby the metal “flows away” radially and is pressed on the outside against the flange groove and limited. Even in the case of material deformation, this guarantees leak-tightness. The flanges of the CF connections are designed according to ISO 3669. They are compatible with the Con-Flat flanges of other well-known brand. The standard material used is steels type 304. For the most widely recognized flanges and components, higher quality high-grade steels type 316L can also be used. The material number for the component can be found in the respective catalogue sections (“Components Elements Properties”). Because of the bake-out capacity necessary to UHV technology, sealing of the CF flanges is by means of a flat seal made of oxygen-free (OFHC) copper. The contact pressure is composed by diametrical tightening of the screws. The copper seal can only be used once. When baking out CF connections, ensure that heating up and cooling is achieved uniformly and sort of slowly.

Please consider the product information given on the product page in Anadolu Vacum Catalog.

CF Elastomer Gasket

CF Metal Gasket – OFHC Copper

CF Metal Gasket – Silver Plated

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