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KF and ASA flanges are sealed with an o-ring. Given the outgassing rates associated with the majority of o-ring material and out gassing of an unbaked system, the lowest base pressure for KF or ASA flanged systems is 5 x 10E-8 Torr or mbar. This assumes the system has been vacuum cleaned very well, no leaks, has no installed process equipment and has not been baked above ambient temperature.

Category: Flanges and Components

Sub-Category: KF (QF) Flanges and Components

Related Topics: Pressure, rough vacuum, medium vacuum, Safety, permeation

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