New Vacuum Feedthrough Product Designer from BCE

Vacuum Feedthrough Product Designer

BCE, a California based manufacturer of high quality electric heating components and vacuum feedthroughs, is now offering a vacuum feedthrough product designing app on their website,

The app allows the visitor to select from an array of options and design their own vacuum feedthrough. Once the design is complete, the visitor can request pricing and delivery from BCE automatically though an integrated email messaging system. The visitor also receives a confirmation of their request.

The vacuum feedthrough designer is the third in a series of online BCE product configuration tools. The three currently available are for cartridge heaters, BCE's Mini Clean Flow air and gas heaters, and now for vacuum feedthroughs.

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BCE designs and manufactures custom electric heating thermal systems, electrical feedthroughs, pneumatic feedthroughs, and fiber optic feedthroughs. You can learn more about BCE at, or if you have an immediate need, call them at 510-274-1990.

Improved Electric Heating Element Design Optimizes Rocket Engine Propellant Flow

BCE HEM Sealed Heater

You might think a rocket engine would give off enough heat to keep any part of the engine warm, but as it turns out, that's not the case. In many instances, the high flow of very cold propellants can cause obstructions in the propellant manifolds and valves. The need for localized heat becomes essential, and is normally provided by exterior, surface mounted, flexible resistive heating elements. The most common type of electric heater used in these applications are thin polyimide patches bonded directly to the valves and manifolds. While this approach may be convenient in terms of shape and mounting, that advantage is significantly reduced when you consider what you lose in heater efficiency and
heat uniformity.

BCE, a California based manufacturer of electric heating elements, has developed a better approach. Their BCE HEM Sealed Heater™ is designed to be inserted directly in the heated bodies, maximizing the heat transfer and heat uniformity. The HEM Sealed Heater™ is secured directly to components by the means of an integrated flange. In essence, the BCE HEM Sealed Heater™ incorporates both the cartridge heaters’ wire wound resistive element encased in a metal sheath and the vacuum compatibility of a feedthrough. Furthermore, the BCE proprietary epoxy seal allows the heater to pass strict electrical tests ensuring the purity of the dielectric materials and hence, preventing shorting.

Learn more about the HEM Sealed Heater™here.