Thanks to the CryoTel cryocooler’s reputation for quality, reliability, performance, and efficiency, they are being used in the following applications:
Sunpower CryoTel® cryocoolers are used in many of the leading High Purity Germanium (HPGe) detectors that are used to detect nuclear radiation. These detectors are used for gamma spectroscopy, chemical weapons identification, counting laboratories, homeland security, neutron detection, scientific research, waste assay, whole body counting, educational experiments, and radiation food monitoring. High power density, high reliability, and efficient operation are required for many HPGe applications and CryoTel cryocoolers have proven to be excellent choices for these applications.
The ORTEC Mobius Recycler is recognized as the system to rely on when system failure is not an option. A CryoTel GT is used in conjunction with a 28 liter liquid nitrogen Dewar to provide long-term operation at 77 Kelvin.
Sunpower played a key role in the development and optimization of this product which has enjoyed strong customer endorsement. The addition of a CryoTel GT cryocooler allows the end customer to go from weekly liquid nitrogen refills to yearly refills. This operations advantage pays back in reduced down time, reduced materials costs, and reduced maintenance/support costs. At full power the CryoTel GT consumes only 240W input power.
Integrated Cryocooling System (ICS)
The ORTEC Integrated Cryocooling System was released in September 2014 and is being advertised as able to offer “premium detector resolution” without needing to rely on LN2 to attain low vibration. The reason they are able to offer this level of performance is due to the Active Vibration Cancellation (AVC) technology developed by Sunpower. This technology enables the customer to maintain the resolution performance of LN2 cooled systems in all operational orientations.
Sunpower played a key role in developing the AVC technology that this product relies on to attain the stated performance. This product will allow the customer to sell their product into markets where LN2 is not readily available or undesirable due to cost, maintenance, or safety concerns.