Vacuum ovens are very versatile pieces of equipment with applications in laboratory research, engineering, and industry. A vacuum drying oven is most often used for delicate drying processes, such as drying tiny parts or removing flammable solvents. The low pressure environment also minimizes oxidation during drying.
A standard vacuum oven can operate at temperatures as high as 200C to 250C. A rugged, high quality pressure chamber, gasket seals, and pump are features to look for, as well as convenient, programmable controls and a computer interface. Vacuum drying ovens are also available with specialized features such as solvent recovery or residual gas analysis to prevent over drying. For drying flammable solvents, look for a safety vacuum drying oven that has been approved for these types of applications.