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Old 08-21-2013, 03:04 AM   #1
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I have a pressure tank (50Liter) with removable top cover rate at 140psi, will I able to use it as a mini autoclave at around 100 psi of pressure?
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Old 08-21-2013, 11:31 AM   #2
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Remember, heat will change specs on a tank. Seals also have to hold pressure under the heat. Granted, this has been done, but also a specially designed pressure vessel.
You also have to account for any bagging/tubing connections, safety valve releases, etc.
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Old 08-22-2013, 01:46 AM   #3
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the pressure tank is rated at 150C and I am planning to heat up until 130, what do you guys think?
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Old 08-23-2013, 06:26 AM   #4
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This might be of interest to you:

http://www.talkcomposites.com/FindPost4137.aspx
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Old 08-30-2013, 05:18 AM   #5
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This might be of interest as well. http://www.compositescentral.com/sho...uild+autoclave

We talked about it awhile back. not sure if it was ever completed?
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