Metalcraft manufacture equipment for some of the world’s most hazardous and dangerous environments. We manufacture pressure vessels, vacuum vessels and cryogenic vessels for safety critical applications across all sectors of industry including medical, research, big science, power generation, nuclear, oil & gas, petrochemical, water and a number of other industries as indicated within our website.
The pressure vessels which we manufacture at our UK site can be internally loaded pressure vessels or externally loaded pressure vessels dependent upon the operational requirements. We supply pressure vessels into a range of markets indicated with the website, the pressure vessels can be manufactured in a range of materials from basic carbon steels, through to high tensile steels, stainless steel, exotic alloys, high nickel alloys and aluminium. We can manufacture to a wide range of pressure vessel standards, including PD5500, ASME, AD Merkblatt, CODAP, Stoomwezen, EN 13445, etc.
Metalcraft have been manufacturing pressure vessels on our UK site for over 100 years and during this time have developed a wealth of knowledge and experience on the manufacturing techniques necessary to effectively and efficiently produce pressure vessels to the highest standards required by the sectors we serve. In addition to the pressure vessels we manufacture, we also manufacture vacuum vessels and cryogenic vessels using a number of similar techniques required for pressure vessel manufacture. The vacuum vessels and cryogenic vessels we produce are generally fabricated and machined in order to achieve the required vacuum leak tightness.
Metalcraft have the necessary fabrication and machining capabilities in house to ensure that the vacuum vessels and cryogenic vessels we manufacture comply with customers requirements and can demonstrate those requirements by vacuum testing the vacuum vessels and cryogenic vessels in house. We have manufactured vacuum vessels and cryogenic vessels in a wide range of materials, from carbon steels, stainless steels and aluminium.In excess of 40,000 pressure vessels, vacuum vessels and cryogenic vessels have been manufactured by Metalcraft to date and we believe that Metalcraft are the premier manufacturer of medium to large pressure vessels, vacuum vessels and cryogenic vessels in Europe, if not the world.
Twente Solid State Technology (TSST) was founded in 1998 as a spin-off company from the University of Twente, and offers high quality thin film solutions. As a result TSST products can now be found around the world.
TSST wants to contribute to the progress in the worldwide scientific community of advanced thin film materials by providing state-of-the-art deposition equipment, with focus on pulsed laser deposition, and developing and sharing relevant expertise
The company is specialised in design and production of customised thin film deposition equipment, specifically Pulsed Laser Deposition equipment for advanced studies. An example is the use of Reflection High Energy Electron Diffraction (RHEED) under high-pressure conditions, which gives real-time information about the surface morphology during depositions.
Every system can be controlled through a central console, giving full control of all parameters involved. This allows the rapid replication of settings and depositions, which results a higher reliability in less time.
Apart from the equipment, the company also produces ceramic thin films, and offers services for research in the field of ceramic thin films, such as the surface treatment of ceramic substrates. TSST is able to provide these services due to the strong cooperation with the MESA+ institute at the University of Twente.
UIC, Inc. was established by Jerold Armstrong in 1965 as a manufacturer’s representative firm and has grown into a full manufacturing and R&D facility.UIC manufactures coulometric carbon and sulfur analysis systems, vapor pressure osmometers, and kinematic/dynamic viscosity systems.
Products and Markets:
The primary products for UIC are the coulometric carbon analysis systems. These systems are used extensively by the university, geological, oceanographic, petroleum and cleanliness verification markets. The carbon analysis systems have the ability to determine total carbon (TC), total organic carbon (TOC), total inorganic carbon (TIC) and surface carbon (SC) in solids, liquids, slurries and gases.
The coulometric detection system operates on the principles of Faraday’s Law and provides calibration free analysis of practically any material. Typical analysis times range from 5 to 8 minutes utilizing sample sizes from 10ug to 3g. The detection range for these systems is 10ug to 100mg of carbon per sample. This translates to an effective analytical range of 10ppm to 100% and will provide relative standard deviations below 0.2% when analyzing standard materials.
The osmometers are used primarily in the university and polymer manufacturing markets as a way to determine average molecular weights of soluble polymers from 100 to 1,000,000 Dalton.
The viscosity systems are used to determine kinematic viscosities of Newtonian fluids in the range of 0.3 to 100,000 centistokes.
UIC is dedicated to providing superior service and innovative solutions to our end-users needs. We maintain two research and development laboratories, an experienced product development staff, a fully equipped service department and a state-of-the-art machine shop to meet the ever changing needs of our customers.
UIC will strive to improve our already excellent customer support system and enhance our reputation as a world leader in instrumentation and pump technology.
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