STRECON Container for High-Pressure Experiments / HPE

Container design

The STRECON container for high-pressure experiments is also known as the STRECON vessel. The container is made by the stripwinding technique, and is in comparison with normal vessels up to 100% stronger. The superior strength originates from the stripwinding process and the special materials used in the STRECON vessel. Please consult additional information about the STRECON container technology available on our homepage.

The strength

The higher strength of the vessel itself allows for optimal compressive support of the inner core used for the high-pressure experiments. The inner core is normally made of high-alloyed tool steel or tungsten carbide. A typical level of interference fit is 1%, which is not feasible in a conventional vessel system. It would plastically expand, whereas the STRECON vessel would remain fully elastic and ensure a reliable, consistent and safe performance in many years.

Use in industry

The below table contains standard systems sizes available. However, often the layout of the STRECON container is adapted to the individual high-pressure application, press equipment, and other frame conditions. The STRECON vessel can be designed up to 100 Kbar in pressure, but the majority of the vessel systems are used in the pressure range of 25-40 Kbar. High-pressure systems higher than 20 Kbar is usually designed with end-load.

STRECON can offer a full vessel package including the inner core (for example ID ½”) assembled in the high-pressure vessel, the pistons, and a cooling system for both the inner core and the pistons. STRECON can also deliver complete system solutions for high-pressure experiments including the press equipment and the vessel system.

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Examples of STRECON HPE Containers