AEROVAC Systems is using nitrogen as the pressurising and inerting medium in its new autoclave, creating a non-oxidising atmosphere for component curing, and reducing the risk of fire. The autoclave will be used for the manufacture of advanced composites for the aerospace and electronics industries. It is heated electrically and can operate at temperatures of up to 250¡C and pressures of up to 7 bar (100lb/in2).

Source: Flight International