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CSI’s Callisto Dry Gas Scrubber

To Purchase Replacement Canisters for All Manufacturers of Dry Bed Scrubbers or to Purchase New Dry Bed Scrubbers, call 877-572-5515. Mention Discount Code: “10offDry” for a 10% Discount on your first order.
 
Critical Systems’ Callisto Dry Scrubber is a highly advanced Abatement System that provides Guaranteed scrubbing of the Target Gases to levels well below the (TLV) Threshold Limit Values. With medias blended specifically to the gases and flow rates of your unique process applications, the Callisto utilizes both Chemisorption and […]


HFD releases investigation report into UH Manoa lab explosion

The Honolulu Fire Department released Monday the investigation report into the cause and origin of a laboratory explosion at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
The explosion occurred on March 16 in a Hawaii Natural Energy Institute biofuels research laboratory in the Pacific Ocean Science and Technology (POST) building.
A visiting researcher, identified in the report as Thea Ekins-Coward, was injured. The report confirms she lost an arm in the explosion.
Read the full report here.
According to the fire investigator, the explosion occurred in a portable […]


Critical Systems Expands Services to Include an Online Store

Critical Systems Inc, an industry leader providing gas delivery and abatement equipment, orbital welding equipment leasing, rentals and service for high tech industries, announced today that it would be expanding its offering of components, equipment spare parts and soon “specialty gases and chemicals” to the virtual marketplace via a Virtual Storefront. The company, which prides itself service and on the value it offers customers, sees its Virtual Storefront as a way to embrace technology providing products, information and service around […]


New UHP Fabrication Center in Boise, Idaho

September 2016
Critical Systems, Inc., finalized the completion of their new, “state of the art” UHP Fabrication Center in Boise, Idaho. The expansion quintuples fabrication space and features ALL new “work cells” designed to improve productivity in the new Center by 50% giving CSI a 10X capacity over the 2011 expansion. CSI’s new Center will rival any orbital welding fabrication facility in the world, putting the company in position to capture large scale business in 2017 and beyond.
The facilities expansion effort coupled […]


CVD Vapor Delivery System

CVD Vapor and Liquid Delivery Systems
The chemical vapor deposition (CVD) process refers to a category of manufacturing procedures commonly used in the semiconductor and solar industries. The procedures concern the deposit of a solid material, from a gaseous phase, onto a substrate or wafer.
One of the key components of the CVD process entails a gas delivery system, which supplies precursors to the reactor chamber. When the gases come into contact with the heated substrate, the gases decompose (react) and form […]


A “First Look” at Arc Machine’s New M217 Orbital Welding Power Supply

First Look theme pic cropped optimizedThe new M217 Orbital Welding Power Supply is Arc Machine’s replacement for the M207 which has been the ‘de facto’ industry standard machine for orbital tube welding for more than 20 years now.  Will the M217 live up to the reputation of its predecessor?  CSI’s John Throngard takes a closer look from a design, functionality, and operational perspective […]


Energy Storage Via Carbon-Neutral Fuels Made From CO2, Water, and Renewable

R. J. Pearson, M. D. Eisaman, J. W. G. Turner, P. P. Edwards, Z. Jiang,
V. L. Kuznetsov, K. A. Littau, L. di Marco, and S. R. G. Taylor
 
Abstract—Fossil fuels are renewable only over
geological time scales. The oxidation, via combustion,
of considerable amounts of carbonaceous fuels since
the dawn of the industrial revolution has led to a rapid
accumulation of CO2 in the atmosphere leading to an
anthropogenic influence on the Earth’s climate. We
highlight here that a versatile energy carrier can be
produced by re-cycling CO2 […]


Investment Tax Credit (ITC) Fuels Distributed Solar Market

Over the last two years, a record number of new solar photovoltaic (PV) systems have been installed in homes and businesses across the U.S.  Sliding prices for solar modules and an accelerated pace of the acceptance of solar panels for electric generation have generated demand, especially for distributed solar systems.
panels on rooftop
The price per watt for solar panels has fallen about 70 percent since 2010, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association […]


Shift Expected from Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) to Solar PhotoVoltaic (Solar PV)

The $2.2 billion Ivanpah power station, jointly-owned by NRG Energy, Inc.,
BrightSource Energy, Inc. and Google, produced it first output of electricity on
September 24, 2013.  Employing concentrating solar power (CSP) technology, the
power plant uses 153, 500 giant mirrors to focus sunlight giant mirrors to reflect and
concentrate into three 45-story towers.  The sun rays are converted into heat or thermal energy that boils water. This powers a turbine or heat engine to generate electricity.
Although optional, one of the primary advantages of CSP over PV […]


Attention Contractors: Get on the Orbital Welding Bandwagon for your Pharmaceutical Customers

We have seen a quiet shift from the traditional hand TIG welding to the use of orbital welding machines in pharmaceutical and food/ beverage industries. Although orbital welding has been around for over 50 years, some process piping contractors are only recently showing clients that orbital welding is not just for the semiconductor industry. We have been renting tube prep equipment and orbital welding machines to quality process piping contractors who want their pharmaceutical or food/beverage customers to see the […]



Since 1998, Critical Systems, Inc. (CSI) has been providing Gas Cabinet, Valve Manifold Boxes & Gas Abatement Systems (Gas Cabinets and Gas Scrubbers, etc.), and Orbital Welding Rental, Lease, Repair and Training Services related to process tool facilitation for Semiconductor, Biotech, Pharmaceutical and related industries. Company headquarters are in Boise, ID, with additional locations in Burnsville, MN, and Shrewsbury, PA, Austin, TX and Draper, UT.