Electronics Forum | Wed May 26 23:16:48 EDT 2004 | Ken
Helium is even more expensive than Nitrogen. How about Argon?
Electronics Forum | Fri May 28 09:37:09 EDT 2004 | James
Check out this site for on-site N2 generation. www.onsitegas.us James
Electronics Forum | Fri May 28 14:04:12 EDT 2004 | blnorman
I'd guess any noble gas would be expensive.
Electronics Forum | Fri May 21 18:32:53 EDT 2004 | Abe Froman
We have been using nitrogen in our reflow ovens for many years to reduce oxidation on our solder joints. Management is concerned about the high cost of nitrogen and have suggested we use hydrogen instead. I'm not sure if this is a good idea, but we
Electronics Forum | Wed May 26 17:46:02 EDT 2004 | pjc
Electrovert has hard data on electrical and N2 consumption for the new OmniEXCEL series ovens to compare with preceeding OmniFlo series. Have a look.
Electronics Forum | Mon May 24 11:02:31 EDT 2004 | blnorman
As stated above, Hydrogen is EXPLOSIVE, very bad idea. Management might have meant HELIUM, also inert.
Electronics Forum | Wed May 26 02:58:04 EDT 2004 | johnwnz
Let's not be hasty about the BTU, the Pyramax consums even more N2 than the Paragon that it replaced by something like another 40%! and the Electrovert aint that much better although it's been a while since I looked at them.
Electronics Forum | Thu May 27 21:41:44 EDT 2004 | valuepr
Im not an expert at this, but im going to have to agree with blnorman. I wouldn't use Hydrogen, its very explosive. I would look into a considering a new oven to cut back on cost. Yes you will have to put out the money for a new unit, but if it reduc
Electronics Forum | Fri May 21 20:38:40 EDT 2004 | Grant Petty
Hi, This would be a very exciting idea. Nitrogen is an inert gas, so this is why it's used, however Hydrogen mixed with oxygen in normal air is highly explosive, so it would be one of the worst gasses to use in a reflow oven I would think. Remember
Electronics Forum | Mon May 24 12:54:25 EDT 2004 | pjc
Maybe here's an opportunity to get a new oven. Electrovert, BTU and Vitronics offer closed-loop N2 control as an option. This, together with other improvements on oven design can reduce N2 consumption by as much as 40%. Not to mention reductions in e