Tornado chambers are available in a wide range of Temperature and/or Humidity ranges as well as internal sizes. Integral or remote cooling plants are available.
- Thermal Stress
- Temperature / Humidity cycling
- Combined Thermal & Vibration versions
- Test Houses with varied testing requirements
- Oil & Gas, Automotive and Aerospace for large loads
- CAT-C versions available
|400 – 5250 ltrs||+180°C to -70°C (LN2 versions +250°C to -80°C)||up to 10°C/min||Optional – Areas A, B & C available||Circular, front to centre rear panel|
High Capacity Chambers - Temperature & humidity
- High performance for demanding tests
- Slim Profile with front-to-rear airflow
- Large interiors up to 5250ltrs
- Robust single-piece construction for heavy loads
- Powerful cooling plant -optimised to suit the application
- Suitable for Thermal Stress testing
- SIMPLEtouch programmer with flexible I/O
- Wide temperature and/or humidity ranges
- Extensive range of standard options
- Modern, attractive styling
Tornado chambers are designed for large or heavy loads and are suitable for both Thermal Stress and temperature/humidity cycling applications. Special attention has been given to achieving a high, front-to-rear air-flow. This ensures consistent conditions throughout the chamber volume and therefore more meaningful test results.
The Heating/Cooling Plant on the Tornado chambers is sized to suit each requirement and can vary from 1 to 10°C/min (and higher with LN2boost). Standard chambers are available with two temperature ranges, using single stage (-40ºC) or cascade (-70ºC) cooling plant, and a maximum temperature of +180ºC. Remote or water-cooled plant can be specified to minimise heat and noise in the test area.
The SIMPLEtouch touch-screen programmer makes it easy to set-up and monitor the chamber conditions, and is particularly useful for simplifying the programming of complex cycles.The chambers are attractively styled to blend in with modern production and laboratory equipment and a wide range of sizes are available.
|Custom chambers and options
Sharetree are able to offer cost effective custom chambers and options where standard solutions are unsuitable, via our in-house manufacturing capabilities. We have many chamber variations and options in our design library that are not shown as standard options.
Sharetree has extensive experience of providing complete test systems and will be pleased to discuss specific product interfacing and testing requirements.
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The Tornado chambers are designed to accept a wide range of humidity control options to enable a variety of steady state and cyclic damp heat tests to be performed.
Close control of temperature/humidity conditions is achieved by means of an electronic microprocessor controlled dual loop programmer. An electronic capacitive humidity probe is fitted as standard for high reliability and minimum maintenance.
Humidity generation requires a supply of de-ionised water. This may be supplied from a local reservoir or automatically from a mains supply, where available, via an optional de-ioniser unit. Chamber condensate is normally re-circulated to minimise water consumption, but may be drained at programmable intervals if required.
Model Range — Temperature/Humidity
|Order Code||Internal Size (mm)||Volume||External Size (mm)||Temp Range||Ramp Rates* EMPTY||Ramp Rates* LOADED||Test Load|
|H||W||D||Litres||H||W||D||°C||°C/min (Average)||°C/min (Average)||Kg||Watts|
|TC Tornado 800 600 800 -70 ME||800||600||800||384||1970||900||1910||-70 to +180||Thermal plant sized to suit application|
|TC Tornado 1000 1000 1000 -70 ME||1000||1000||1000||1000||2050||1600||2350||-70 to +150|
|TC Tornado 1500 2000 1000 -70 ME||1500||1000||2000||3000||2300||1700||2700||-70 to +180|
|TC Tornado 1500 1000 3500 -70 ME||1500||1000||3500||5250||2300||2300||4800||-70 to +100|
|TC Tornado custom||User Definable Sizes Available|
*measured at the control probe, in accordance with IEC 60068-3
Humidity range options
|Replace ‘TC’ prefix in the order code with
the Humidity Range as shown on the graph
|Area A||Area A+B||Area A+C||Area A+B+C|
|W300 W600||Window||Heated, multi-glazed||300 x 300mm with interior lighting 600 x 600mm with interior lighting|
|CP50 CP100||Cable Port||50mm diameter 100mm diameter||Complete with rubber bung|
|ECD||Extended Cold Dwells||>12 hours||Avoids frost build-up|
|E92||Product Protection||Electronic 2-channel||Customer settable upper and lower temperature limits with independent monitoring|
|BHS||Boost Heating||10°C/min Average||10 to 90% of temperature range (empty)|
|BCS (Using indirect LN2 )||Boost Cooling||10°C/min Average||10 to 90% of temperature range (empty)|
|S600 S1000||Removable Shelf||600 x 800 1000 x 1000||Maximum load 10kg Maximum load 20kg|
|ST600 ST1000||Shelf with Telescopic runners||600 x 800 1000 x 1000||Maximum load 10kg Maximum load 20kg|
|ER||Event Relay||Software controllable||For control of external equipment|
|AD(-40)||Air Dryer||-40°C dew point||Requires clean, dry compressed air supply|
|FLP05T||Floating probes||5 x PT100||Logging via SIMPLEtouch programmer|
|V250 (humidity only)||Water de-ioniser||Resin type||Connect to mains water. Wall mounted.|
|VC250 (humidity only)||Replacement cartridge||Resin type||Replacement cartridge for V250|
|DIAG||Monitoring + Diagnostics||Model dependent||Monitors chamber plant and displays status|
|WCP||Water cooled compressors||Model dependent||Requires suitable cooling water supply|
|RP||Remote cooling plant||10m maximum pipe run||Reduces heat and noise from chamber|
|RC||Remote condenser||Model dependent||Reduces heat from chamber|
|VSP||Variable speed fans||Model dependent||Electronic control of fan speed/airflow|
The inner chamber is fabricated from high grade stainless steel for corrosion resistance and easy cleaning. All internal joints are seam welded to ensure a vapour tight construction. The mild steel outer cabinet is attractively styled and has an easy to clean epoxy paint finish.
Dense mineral wool insulation blankets the entire chamber to ensure energy efficient operation.
Full access to the interior is gained through the hinged front door. This has a double sealing arrangement, pressurised by the door catch, to prevent moisture ingress at low temperatures.
Powerful fan(s) are used to ensure low thermal gradients and uniform testing of products. The fan motors are mounted outside the chamber for maximum reliability.
The refrigeration plant consists of a single stage or cascade system (depending on temperature range), and is generously sized for long term reliability. Anti-vibration mounts and vibration eliminators minimise noise and vibration.
Remote plant and water cooled compressors are available as options.
All Cyclone chambers now come with our latest SIMPLEtouch touch-screen programmer at no extra cost. The Sharetree SIMPLEtouch Chamber Programmer enables the temperature (and humidity where fitted) to be easily programmed and displayed on Sharetree test chambers.
The touch-screen window gives a clear, user-friendly interface with a constantly updated display of the current set and actual values for temperature and humidity*.
SIMPLEtouch uses only commercially available components to ensure low cost of ownership over the lifetime of the chamber.
Tornado-V with Vibrator interface - AGREE style Chamber for combined Temperature/vibration testing
Combined Temperature/Vibration Test chambers
Tornado-V AGREE* style test chambers are temperature cycling chambers with a removable floor. This enables a vertical shaker to be installed below the floor, with the armature protruding through the floor, allowing the product to be vibrated during temperature cycling.
The vibrator and floor are sealed during operation to minimise heat losses, but can be removed for maintenance, or replaced by a solid floor for temperature-only testing.
*Advisory Group on Reliability of Electronic Equipment
The test chamber heating and cooling plant can be optimised for a specific test load.
Single-stage (-40⁰C) and cascade (–70⁰C) plant can be sized to give the required temperature ramp rate for a specific thermal load. Remote plant and/or condensers can be used to keep heat and noise away from the test area.
Tornado chambers are designed for demanding applications with heavy loads and/or high dissipation.
In addition, the thermal plants are sized to perform under loaded conditions.
The Tornado-V range is built to allow a Shaker table to be installed below the chamber floor to provide combined temperature and vibration testing.
Single-frame construction up to interior volumes of 5250ltrs.
Temperature ranges of +180°C to either -40°C or -70°C are available and even +250°C with our Evaporator Protection feature. Liquid Nitrogen chambers are available with ranges up to +250°C to -100°C.
Mechanically cooled chambers can be fitted with humidity covering all areas (10% to 98%RH, 10 to 100°C)
Safe interior versions available with spark resistant impeller housings, temperature limited heater elements, Zener barriers on probes, etc.
Suitable for testing most environmental standards such as IEC 60068, etc.
As well as the standard range of Tornado chambers, our inhouse design and manufacturing (based in the UK) means we can produce custom versions, as required.