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Hydra delivered a 1.5 m diameter autoclave to the Somchem division of Denel for the curing of composite components for the aerospace industry. The autoclave is fully computerized providing accurate control of pressure and temperature from a desktop SCADA systems.

The working pressure of the autoclave is 15 bar at a temperature of 250C which is achieved by internal electrical heating elements. Internal insulation ensure that the external temperature is kept at safe levels.

A vacuum systems is provided for the extraction of excess resin and vapour.


152 Gunners Circle, Epping Industrial, Cape Town, South Africa
P.O. Box 895, Eppindust, 7475, South Africa
Tel: +27-21-534 3600
Fax: +27-21-534 3610
E-mail: neil@hydra.org.za

42 Oxford Street, Durbanville, 7550, Cape Town, South Africa

P.O. Box 3637, Durbanville, 7551, South Africa

Tel: +27-21-976 9190
Fax: +27-21-975 9295
E-Mail: francois@hydra.org.za




Copyright 2009 The HYDRA Group. All rights reserved. Date: 27/1/2009.

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