The IdealVac XFT-4 XtremeFreez Cascade Vapor Trap, stainless steel, to -90 C (-130F), 4 liter, 120 VAC.
The IdealVac XFT-4 XtremeFreez Cascade Vapor Trap is a mechanically refrigerated
cold trap that protects
expensive vacuum pumps from harmful
vapors which can shorten their life. The
harmful vapors constitute any
condensable gases such as water vapor,
which, when allowed into the vacuum pump
oil, cause it to break down. This results in
decreased lubrication and can eventually
cause failure of the pump.
In addition, Vapor Traps eliminate the
expense and potential hazards associated
with the refilling and monitoring of liquid nitrogen or
dry ice traps.
These Vapor Traps consist of a well-insulated
stainless steel chamber that is cooled by
direct expansion of refrigerant in
refrigeration lines that are bonded directly to
the outside of the chamber walls. This
method of refrigeration is a highly efficient
and energy-saving means of heat removal.
These Vapor Traps have a maximum low temperature of -90 degrees Celsius (-130 degrees fahrenheit).
The process is fairly simple. Vapors enter the chamber through a port in
the vacuum top plate, while the vapors circulate
in the chamber, they strike the sides
and are frozen-out adhering to the side wall. The good gases are allowed to evacuate to the pump and not the water vapor.
The system traps all condensable vapors that
have freezing points higher than the operating
temperature of the Vapor Trap.
Non-condensable vapors and gases are
evacuated through a second port in the lid
to the vacuum pump. Traps are rated to
accommodate vacuum pump flow rates of
up to 250 liters per minute. (9scfm). This trap is very easy to use and has digital readout indicator controls. (This is a
Vapor Trap ONLY. A stainless steel vacuum top plate with or without flanges and glass liner copper mesh heat transfer jacket
are optional and available on this website.) For complete directions for use, download .pdf of Vapor Trap Operator's Manual, See .PDF AVAILABLE DOWNLOADS to the side.
Protection of oil sealed vacuum pumps
Dehydration of gas streams
One touch operation
Digital temperature readout
Efficient removal of heat
4 liter capacity