Blue M 146 Series Inert Gas Mechanical Convection Oven

The Blue M Inert Gas Mechanical Convection Oven, which we pressure-test at normal operating levels, is ideal for industrial oven applications that involve processing materials in a controlled atmosphere environment, as well as dry packaging of electronic components.

Benefits of the Blue M 146 Series Inert Gas Mechanical Convection Oven

  • High quality design and simple operation
  • Prevents oxidation
  • Impervious barrier between the process chamber and the insulation material
  • Easily maintain inert atmosphere
  • Horizontal air flow assures uniform thermal performance under all loading conditions
  • Differential Air Pressure Switches alert you if loss of pressure or airflow is detected
  • Multiple model options for custom test needs
  • Quick access for simple inner chamber cleaning
  • Easy to use controller

Features

  • Heavy gauge steel exterior made from 16 gauge panels
  • Enhanced cooling by aluminum finned water stainless steel cooled coil
  • High purge cycle removes ambient air
  • Pressure relief valve on vent port on top of chamber
  • Inert gas flow and chamber pressure regulation monitors
  • Water supply connections
  • Interior welded vapor tight
  • Gas injection systems
  • Interior features reinforced 304 stainless steel
  • 4 inches of fiber glass insulation
  • Exclusive Blue M Eternal heating elements
  • Direct drive blower multi-blade centrifugal blower with high-volume air delivery.
  • Profiling or single setpoint temperature controls
  • High-volume air delivery via a multi-blade centrifugal blower

The following inert gases are approved for these ovens.

  • Argon
  • Carbon Dioxide
  • Helium
  • Nitrogen

Performance

  • NFPA 86 Class B oven
  • Temperature range: 15°C above ambient to 350°C (662°F)
  • Uniformity: +/-2% of setpoint
  • Control Accuracy: +0.5°C
  • Resolution: ±0.1°C
  • Performance data (typical): Run-up to 300°C 60 minutes or less

Warranty

This Blue M product has an exclusive 2 year warranty for all domestic (US only) shipments for parts and labor for a period of 2 years from date of shipment. The 2 year warranty covers all parts and labor the first year including fan motors and heating elements; the second year is limited and covers parts and labor with the exception of fan motors and heating elements.

A standard one year parts and labor warranty will continue to be offered on the following Blue M series products: Blue M CEO series Steady State Food & Drug Stability Test Chambers, Ultra-Temp Standard Convection Ovens, Custom Lab Equipment (CLE), or Full Range Programmable Chambers (FR).

The Blue M Laboratory Ovens (LO) and Gravity Ovens (GO) series are covered by a standard one year parts only warranty.

Controller

  • Watlow EZ Zone PM (PID)

    Watlow EZ Zone PM (PID)

    • Single-channel, ¼ DIN, non-profiling-type controller
    • Type J thermocouple for temperature measurement
    • Fully programmable menu system
    • Auto-Tune is provided for fast, efficient start ups

Options

  • Watlow F4 Temperature Controller

    Watlow F4 Temperature Controller

    • Dual channel
    • Profiling: 40 profiles, 256 steps
    • Automatic & manual control
    • 2 Analog inputs, universal-type (RTD is standard)
    • 4 Digital inputs
    • 2 Auxiliary analog inputs -- optional
    • 2 Control outputs: time proportioned, on/off or 4-20 mA
    • 2 Alarm outputs
    • 8 Digital event outputs
    • 2 Retransmit outputs -- optional
    • Communications: EIA-232 and EIA-485 with Modbus RTU protocol

  • Yokogawa UP55A Controller

    Yokogawa UP55A Controller

    • Profiling-type, 1/4 DIN, single-channel controller
    • 30 profiles with up to 300 linkable segments
    • Eight digital inputs and outputs
    • LCD display
    • Type J thermocouple
    • Ladder-sequencing function
    • Optional LL50A Parameter Setting Software
    • Optional data communications
  • 24 Hour / 7 Day Digital Timer - Grasslin FM1D

    24 Hour / 7 Day Digital Timer - Grasslin FM1D

    • Start-and-stop, 24-hour / 7-day oven operation
    • 20 programmable cycles
    • Manual, 3-way override
  • Chart Recorder

    Chart Recorder

    • Circular or strip type
    • Records temperature versus time
    • Some models include digital display
    • J thermocouple for temperature measurement

  • Light Tower

    Light Tower

    • Green, amber, red light with alarm to visualize oven operation
  • Trace Oxygen Transmitter

    Trace Oxygen Transmitter

    • Monitors amount of oxygen in chamber for safety and control purposes
    • Series 2000 and 3000 have keypads for data entry and programming, data display screen, and problem
    • alarm program
  • Data Acquisition Module

    • 16 point monitoring
    • Tidal Engineering Data Acquisition Module (UUT Module - Unit Under Test)
    • Up to four UUT's can be used
    • Up to 64 thermocouple inputs
    • Optional data logging
  • Electro-mechanical or Pneumatic Door Lock

    • Prevents door opening during process cycle
    • Strike plate mounted at door bottom

Specifications

Blue M 146 Series Inert Gas Mechanical Convection Oven Specifications

Recommended Gas Flow Rates
Model Purge (SCFH) Run (SCFH)
146 100 SCFH for 11 minutes 20
206 120 SCFH for 27 minutes 25
256 200 SCFH for 18 minutes 30
136 200 SCFH for 30 minutes 60
336 200 SCFH for 30 minutes 60
1406 600 SCFH for 24 minutes 120

Condensed Specifications
Model DCI-146 (Bench model) DCI-206 (Bench model) DCI-256 (Bench model) DCI-296 (Floor model) DCI-136 (Floor model) DCI-336 (Floor model) DCI-1406 (Floor model)
Interior Volume 1.6 cu. ft. 4.2 cu. ft. 5.8 cu. ft. 9.0 cu. ft. 11.0 cu. ft. 11.0 cu. ft. 24 cu. ft.
Interior Dimensions
W x D x H
(mm)
14 x 14 x 14 (356 x 356 x 356) 20 x 18 x 20 (508 x 457 x 508) 25 x 20 x 20 (635 x 508 x 508) 25 x 25 x 25 (635 x 635 x 635) 38 x 20 x 25 (965 x 508 x 635) 25 x 20 x 38 (635 x 508 x 965) 48 x 24 x 36 (1219 x 635 x 940)
Exterior Dimensions
W x D x H
(mm)
34 x 30 x 51 (864 x 762 x 1295) 40 x 34 x 57 (1016 x 864 x 1448) 45 x 36 x 57 (1143 x 914 x 1448) 58 x 36 x 71 (1473 x 914 x 1803) 45 x 36 x 84 (1143 x 914 x 2134) 68 x 40 x 82 (1727 x 1016 x 2083) 68 x 40 x 73
(1727 x 1016 x 1854)
Machine Footprint 7.1 sq. ft. 9.4 sq. ft. 11.0 sq. ft. 15.0 sq. ft. 11.0 sq. ft. 19.0 sq. ft. 19.0 sq. ft.
Electrical Service
208 VAC 1Ph 60Hz Line current 2.2 kW 14 3.0 kW 17 4.5 kW 25 6.0 kW 33 6.0 kW 33 6.0 kW 38 6.8 kW 38
240 VAC 1Ph 60Hz Line current 3.0 kW 16 4.0 kW 20 6.0 kW 29 8.0 kW 35 8.0 kW 35 8.0 kW 44 9.0 kW 44
208 VAC 3Ph 60Hz Line current N/A 6.8 kW 20 9.0 kW 27 13.5 kW 40 13.5 kW 40 13.5 kW 53 18.0 kW 53
240 VAC 3Ph 60Hz Line current N/A 9.0 kW 23 12.0 kW 31 18.0 kW 46 18.0 kW 46 18.0 kW 61 24.0 kW 61
480 VAC 3Ph 60Hz Line current N/A 9.0 kW 12 12.0 kW 16 18.0 kW 23 18.0 kW 31 18.0 kW 31 24.0 kW 31
Note: All specifications are subject to change without notice.