This website uses cookies

Ultraseal uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. These cookies provide a better performance, enhance features and enable certain functionality. Our cookies policy explains more about cookies and you can change your settings at any time. By continuing to use our website you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

Continue

Understanding The Vacuum Impregnation Process

What is Vacuum Impregnation?

Vacuum impregnation is a preferred, OEM approved method for sealing leak paths and porosity in metal castings, sintered metal parts and electrical components.  Using specialist impregnation equipment, voids  are filled with a chemically and thermally resistant polymer sealant under vacuum. This process seals porosity and leak paths within the component, making them leak free and suitable for production use, reducing scrap rates, improving productivity and quality.

The Vacuum Impregnation Process Explained

1. Impregnation

The impregnation stage is the first part of the porosity sealing process. Air is evacuated from the porosity under dry vacuum and a liquid sealant is drawn into the porosity, filling any voids and leak paths.

2. Drain

Once the sealant has filled the porosity the components are rotated to drain excess sealant.

3. Cold Wash

After the excess sealant has been drained, the components are rotated under a wash water solution to remove any excess sealant from external component surfaces.

4. Hot Cure

Finally, a hot cure cycle is used which polymerises the sealant, turning it from a liquid state to a solid polymer, sealing porosity and leak paths within the component.

For more information about the vacuum impregnation process, casting impregnation or guidance on the best porosity sealing solution for your business, please get in touch with the Ultraseal team.

Select Language

InternationalInternational

ChinaChina中文

JapanJapan日本

USAUSAEnglish

MexicoMexicoMéjico

SpainSpainEspañol

GermanyGermanyDeutsch

United KingdomUnited KingdomEnglish