Dr. Nielsen contacted us because he needed to replace the temperature controller. Amazing that it lasted as long as it did because this furnace and control system were manufactured over 40 years ago. The years since have brought continuous improvement in functionality and ease of operation. And in our case, UL508A compliance as certified by Intertek. Read more about the control systems we currently offer here.
Deltech vertical tube furnace systems are widely used by petrologists worldwide. A common application is conducting oxygen fugacity studies. University departments including Lunar and Planetary Studies, Environmental Sciences, Geological Sciences most often have petrology and vulcanology researchers studying rocks and the conditions under which they form. To learn about Dr. Nielsen’s work, visit his ResearchGate site.
Deltech vertical tube furnaces were originally designed and built for NASA for the moon rock studies conducted in the 1970s. We began to hear about moon rocks again when as this NPR feature details, NASA released some additional samples for study. We hope that the future will bring studies of Martian rocks conducted using Deltech vertical tube furnace systems!
Vertical Tube Furnaces never die! (At least not those manufactured by Deltech.)