Assembled Refrigeration System

Abbess has expertise in designing and manufacturing low temperature refrigeration units to fit a wide range of needs in science and industry.

Our Single-Stage Refrigeration System is a powerful closed-loop cooling system. These systems eliminate the high running cost of liquid nitrogen (LN2) systems and offer reliable refrigeration down to -40C. The thermal load can be configured as a  thermal plate, finned heat exchanger or a recirculating thermal fluid.
If you require lower temperatures check-out out the Abbess -96C Cascade Refrigerator!

Our Single-Stage Refrigeration System can be used for:

  • Thermal vacuum chambers
  • Environmental test chambers (with altitude, temperature, and humidity control)
  • Low temperature freezers
  • Lyophilizers (freeze dryers)
  • Lasers, NMRs, Liquid chromatography–mass spectrometers, cold traps, and other devices
  • Bio storage (bio refrigeration)
  • DNA storage (sample preservation)
  • Forensic samples
  • Genetic sample storage (animal, plant, archaeological)
  • Cold Traps
  • Satellite testing(space simulation)

The Abbess Instruments Single Stage Refrigeration System consists of a compressor, evaporator, and condenser that efficiently achieve and maintain temperatures as low as -40C. The single stage refrigeration system uses a refrigerant that is circulated by the compressor and vaporized in an evaporator to cool the given heat load. These evaporators can be customer supplied or custom built by Abbess to meet your specific needs. Some of our most common configuration of this system include:

  • Thermal plates
  • Thermal shrouds
  • Cold fingers
  • Cold traps
  • Storage coolers
  • Storage cabinets

Our single-stage refrigeration system is capable achieving and maintaining -40C.

Our refrigeration systems have been proven to be reliable and low maintenance in NASA simulation systems for years and have earned a reputation for quality, performance, and control that is simply unmatched. Abbess also provides support both on-site and off-site for all of our refrigeration systems.

These refrigerators can be used in conjunction with Abbess vacuum systems to provide space simulation profiles or they can be customized to provide cooling for a variety of other applications such as medical storage and freeze drying. These systems are entirely customizable and can be sized to cool your product, environment or working fluid at various rates.

The Abbess Refrigeration Systems are capable of:

Abbess Refrigeration Systems
Model Theoretical Cooling Capacity [W] Minimum Temperature [°C] Unit Operating Voltage [V] Unit Length/Width/Height [in]
C40-2 1,400 -40 220 36/36/60
C40-4 2,900 -40 220 36/26/60
C40-6 4,400 -40 220 36/36/60
C40-7.5 5,500 -40 460 36/48/60
C40-13 9,100 -40 460 36/48/60
C40-15 10,900 -40 460 36/48/60
C80-2 1,000 -96 220 36/36/60
C80-4 2,100 -96 220 36/26/60
C80-6 3,100 -96 220 36/48/60
C80-7.5 3,800 -96 460 36/48/60
C80-13 6,400 -96 460 36/48/60
C80-15 7,700 -96 460 36/48/60

Our refrigeration systems come in a variety of sizes and configurations to fit your application.

Refrigeration and vacuum systems can also be custom configured at sizes ranging from 1 horsepower to 34 horsepower systems and can be designed to operate at low(-40C) and ulta-low(-96C) temperatures. These refrigerators can be used in conjunction with our vacuum systems to provide space simulation profiles or they can be customized to provide cooling for a variety of other applications such as medical storage and freeze drying. These systems are entirely customizable and can be sized to cool your product, environment or working fluid to specific temperatures at various rates.

Flexible Control and Diagnostic Capabilities

Abbess offers a variety of control and diagnostic packages that can fit your specific application and budget. These control systems could be as basic as a simple thermostatic control or as advanced as a data logging touch screen PC interface capable of integrated system diagnostics. Stand-alone PID Temperature controllers can also be utilized for simple, precise thermal control and profiling.