An Oil Spill ◊ A Space Disaster ◊ A Nuclear Accident: What do they have in common?
They were all programs on the leading edge of science and technology with goals to promote exploration, plus advance knowledge and technologies beyond what was currently available. In addition, all of these incidents involved extreme pressures and/or temperatures in their processes. It is precisely these pressures, temperatures and a lack of understanding of material and equipment behaviors at extreme conditions that led to the disasters.
If the intent is to learn from our history, then engineers and scientists must continually evaluate reactions and processes through applied testing and research. In order to perform controlled, productive research containment of these processes and reactions a controlled space for observation and measurement is required. Direct observation of dangerous reactions is best performed through the use of High Pressure, High Temperature (HPHT) Sight Windows. A properly designed, built and utilized HPHT Sight window is virtually indestructible in the most hostile environments, protects personnel and allows for the successful study and risk reduction of dangerous applications.
Applications for HPHT Sight Windows cover a brought spectrum of industries including:
- Oil & Gas
- Renewable Energy Systems
- Chemical Processing
- Combustion Technology
- Rocket Science (yes, even rocket science)
- And more
Whether an application involves evaluating a process to create hydrocarbons from organic material, improving combustion engine efficiencies while decreasing pollutants, or improving the safety and reliability of existing technologies, direct observation supports a successful, verifiable outcome.
A properly designed HPHT Sight Window allows for transmission of signals from as low as 130nm to over 20microns, including microwave and radio wave signals. This wide spectrum transmission capability supports particle size, shape and count studies, spectroscopy, in-situ metrology, pyrometry and high-speed videography in the UV, visible and IR spectrums. Where the unknown and risk go hand in hand, HPHT Sight Windows take the mystery out of hazardous, risky processes.
Rayotek designs, engineers and manufactures Sight Windows for HPHT applications that have previously been considered either impossible or too expensive to produce. Rayotek’s Custom High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT) Sight Glass Window Systems have evolved from the engineering and manufacturing of thousands of custom projects for 2.5 decades Rayotek has accumulated a huge database of successful client solutions for process environments from vacuum up to 65,000psi and cryogenic temperatures to 1800°C.
Benefits to You:
- Pressure Ratings – highest in the industry (custom applications up to 65 KPSI)
- Material Combinations – multiple, including: NACE compliant & super alloy metals with borosilicate, sapphire, fused quartz & soda lime
- Interfaces – a variety of threaded & flanged options, plus custom connection designs
- Expertise – 24 years of expertise in glass, sapphire & sealing
- Engineered & Manufactured In-House – located in San Diego, CA, USA
- ISO 9001:2008 Certified & ITAR Registered
Rayotek Sight Windows is your go to source for Sight Glass Windows ranging from standard to custom projects!