Econoclave EC1X2

Econoclave® Model: EC1X2

  • The Econoclave is an energy efficient Autoclave
  • The Econoclave is an energy efficient Autoclave
  • The Econoclave is an energy efficient Autoclave

The Econoclave ® 1X2 is the smallest autoclave in ASC's Econoclave line. It provides a useable diameter of 12" (305mm) and a working length of 24" (610mm). This standard model is used for miniature part production or for laboratory and/or educational purposes. It has limited pressure and temperature capability and therefore is only suited for curing epoxy materials.

  • The Working diameter is 12" (305mm) with a working length of 24" (610mm).
  • Designed for very small part production, laboratory testing, and college/university use.
  • Fully-integrated and 100% factory tested prior to shipping. A skid-mounted control system, power system, vacuum system, cooling tank (optional), and other auxiliaries are plumbed, wired, and tested at ASC's factory.
  • Pressure vessel designed to stringent ASME Division I, Section VIII requirements.
  • Manual operated quick-opening door using ASC's all-forged, 3-piece ring technology and redundant door locking safety system provides mechanical interlock.
  • CPC (Composite Processing Control) system, the most popular controls package in the world for composite curing.
  • Front and rear H-Slot ° flow adjustment technology for superior flow and temperature uniformity.
  • Finned strip heaters designed or long-life.
  • Control valve package for pressure, cooling trim and air, and vacuum control. Featuring stainless-steel control valves, proportional actuation, and high reliability.
  • Vacuum source line with manual VAC and VENT valves.
  • Vacuum probe line for vacuum bag monitoring
  • Stainless-steel tubing
  • Vacuum transducer for accurate bag vacuum recording and alarming
Model # EC1X2-100P400F - Technical Specifications
Interior DimensionsSpecificationsSee Notes ( Show all / Hide all )
  • Working diameter (excluding floor)
  • Working length (front of floor to rear H-slot panel)
  • Floor to Ceiling (at vertical position, +/- 12mm)
  • Shop floor to Autoclave floor
  • 12” (305 mm)
  • 24” (610 mm)
  • 47" (1194 mm)
  • 10” (254 mm)
  • Note 1
  • Note 1
  • Note 1
  • Note 1
Exterior Dimensions (with integrated skid)  
  • Overall width with door closed
  • Overall width with door open
  • Overall length with door closed
  • Overall length with door open
  • Overall height
  • 50" (1270 mm)
  • 52" (1321 mm)
  • 69" (1753 mm)
  • 88" (2235 mm)
  • 74" (1880 mm)
  • Note 1
  • Note 1
  • Note 1
  • Note 1
  • Note 1
Temperature Capability  
  • Maximum interior working temperature
  • Maximum heating rate (average air)
  • Maximum cooling rate (average air)
  • Thermal load during test
  • Temperature uniformity at steady state
  • External shell temperature at maximum temperature
  • 400 °F (222 °C)
  • 5 °F/min (5.5 °C/min)
  • 5 °F/min (5.5 °C/min)
  • 20 lbs (9 kg) steel)
  • +/- 5 °F (+/- 2.8 °C)
  • 140°F (60°C)
  • Note 3
  • Note 3
  • Note 1
  • Note 4
  • Note 5
Pressure Capability  
  • Maximum normal working pressure
  • Maximum vessel design pressure (MAWP)
  • Maximum pressurization rate (average)
  • Maximum depressurization rate (average)
  • 100 psig (7.6 bar)
  • 125 psig (8.6 bar)
  • 5 psi/min ( .27 bar/min)
  • 5 psi/min ( .27 bar/min)
  • Note 6
  • Note 7
  • Note 7
  • Pressure vessel
  • Door closure
  • ASME or optiona PED
  • Quick-opening, manual
Interior fabrication 
  • Internal insulation
  • Sheet metal
  • Sheet metal retention
  • Rail type and max loading
  • Floor loading
  • 2" (50 mm) ceramic fiber
  • 18 GA Aluminized steel
  • Screw-less capture system
  • None. Flat floor only.
  • 50 lbs (23 kg)
Air Circulation System 
  • Fan Motor
  • Air velocity
  • H-Slot ® Flow Adjustment System
  • 1 HP
  • 250 ft/min (76 m/min)
  • Front and Rear
Heating System 
  • Heater
  • Heating Control
  • Electric, 1 KW, 1 bank, strip heating
  • Proportional SSR with backup contactor
Cooling System 
  • Cooling coil
  • Main cooling valve
  • Trim and air valves
  • Coil drain system
  • 5/8" tubing, stainless-steel
  • 1/2" (25mm) solenoid actuating
  • Air only
  • Air-assisted coil purge
Pressurization System 
  • Pressure transducer
  • Pressure gauge
  • Inlet valve
  • Exhaust valve
  • Silencer
  • Manual exhaust valve
  • At door, 4-1/2" dial, 0-150 psig, ¼% accuracy
  • 1/2" (25mm), electro-pneumatic
  • 1/2" (25mm), electro-pneumatic
  • Yes
  • 1/2"
  • Vacuum Source Line Quantity
  • Vacuum Source Line Size
  • Computer-controlled valves on each line
  • Resin filter trap
  • Vacuum Probe Line Quantity
  • Vacuum Probe Line Size
  • 1
  • 1/4" npt
  • No. Manual actuation.
  • Yes
  • 1
  • 1/4" npt
  • Thermocouple type
  • Air temperature thermocouples
  • Part temperature thermocouples
  • Hi-Limit safety thermocouple
  • J or K
  • 1
  • 4
  • 1
Control System 
  • Primary Controller
  • Control Software
  • PLC and control hardware
  • Report Printer
  • Electrical enclosures
  • PC enclosure
  • Computer, Dell Optiplex
  • CPC - Composite Processing Control
  • Allen Bradley CompactLogix
  • HP Color Deskjet (or equiv)
  • One, Nema-12, housing control and power
  • None. PC to be placed on customer-supplied shelf.
Power System 
  • Primary power
  • Control power
  • Full load amps
  • 480V / 3PH / 60Hz
  • 120V / 1PH / 60Hz
  • 20A
  • Note 17
  • Note 17
  • Note 8

VS - Vessel design and construction code

Although many countries accept the ASME Division I, Section VIII pressure vessel standard, there are cases where an alternate pressure vessel code will be required. In these cases, there will be additional costs that are required for authorized inspection services.

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PW - Power, voltage, frequency selection

Although the standard Econoclave autoclave is designed for 480 volt / 3phase service and 120 volt control power, we can design it to accommodate any international voltage and frequency requirement.

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CL - Cooling system options

The autoclave utilizes water for auxiliary cooling requirements (ie. fan motor capsule) and for main cooling requirements. Some customers prefer to utilize their own water delivery system, however the majority of Econoclave buyers prefer that ASC provide an integrated cooling system for the equipment.

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VP - Vacuum pumps

While some customers prefer to use in-house vacuum systems to supply vacuum to the Econoclave, most prefer that a dedicated pump or pumps be provided on the Econoclave skid.

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VR - Controlled vacuum receiver system

Many composite applications require full vacuum during and or at the beginning of the cure cycle. In these cases, there is little need to control the level of the vacuum to the parts. However, for high-temperature polyimids and honeycomb reinforced parts, there is often the need to provide partial vacuum (ie. -10"Hg) to the parts. In these cases you will need to have a controlled vacuum receiver.

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VT - VacTrap ™ chilled resin traps

For composite curing applications with high volatile content (ie. high-temperature polyimides), we recommend chilled VacTrap ™ assemblies instead of the conventional ambient temperature filter traps. The VacTrap will be much more effective condensing volatiles and solvents during high-temperature curing operations.

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PG - Purge system with oxygen monitoring

Most composite autoclaves utilize nitrogen as the pressurization media. After a cure cycle, there is a need to purge the nitrogen from the autoclave and bring in fresh breathable air prior to allowing personnel to enter the autoclave.

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CT - Floor and autoclave carts

ASC manufactures a wide variety of carts for autoclaves and oven applications.

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BG - Pit transfer bridge

For large autoclaves that are mounted in pits, you will need to purchase a bridge system which spans from the shop floor to the autoclave. (see photo above).

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TR - Transportation of Econoclave to your facility

Although many customers arrange and procure their own transportation, ASC can quote transportation of your Econoclave from ASC’s plant to your facility.

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RG - Offload and Rigging of the Econoclave at your facility

Many customers prefer to handle rigging with their preferred local contractors, however on turnkey projects and on larger Econoclave deliveries, customers often select the ASC rigging option in order to provide a sole-source responsibility for the effort.

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IN - Installation of the Econoclave at your facility

While Econoclaves are easy to install, most customers still prefer that ASC install the autoclave at their facility. There are a couple of installation options that you might want to consider.

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ST- Startup and training by an ASC field engineer

This option provides all costs for an ASC field engineer to travel to your facility to perform startup of the equipment/control system and training of your personnel. The option includes all costs of on-site engineering labor, air fare, travel time, rental car, hotel, and subsistence costs.

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City, State, and Country where autoclave will be installed


Please send me a quotation for the following autoclave

ECONOCLAVE MODEL # EC1X2 - 1 ft. Diameter X 2 ft. Length


100 psig (6.9 bar) @ 400°F (204 °C)


Please check the options you would like quoted.

VS - Alternate pressure vessel code. Learn more...

PW - Alternate primary and control power. Learn more...

CL - Cooling system options. Learn more...

VP - Vacuum pumps. Learn more...

CT - Floor and autoclave load carts. Learn more...

IN - Installation of Econoclave at my facility. Learn more...


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