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 the clock to serve the needs of a growing number of Buyers. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase...

Compared to most states, Texas’s has an unlimited supply of solar energy. In fact, the state ranks number one in the United States for it high levels of direct solar radiation—200 days of sunshine a year. The amount of the available solar energy provides suitable condition for photovoltaic (PV) systems and utility-scale solar concentrated solar power installations, according to the State Energy Conservation Office (SECO). In addition to the sunshine, Texas has the research institution and manufacturing base necessary to become a forerunner in the development of solar energy and to compete in the global market.  The problem has to do...

One of the biggest challenges of solar power is that the sun doesn’t shine 24 hours a day. On cloudy days or at night, solar panels cannot access the sun’s energy. A solution may be at hand. >Material science researchers at Vanderbilt University may have solved the problem with the creation of an innovative supercapacitor design fabricated from silicon. The device can be built into a silicon microchip side by side along with the electronic components that it powers. According to the material scientists, the power cells  can be made out of “excess silicon” already  present in the  existing solar cells,...

We have been working with Critical Systems for about 2 years now.  The first order that we gave them was for a reconditioned HCl cabinet and a couple of Silane panels.   The next order was for a couple more cabinets that were needed in a hurry.  I recommended Critical Systems even though that facility had always bought new cabinets.   It was the right call – the cabinets were delivered on time, and were brought on line without any issues.   The latest order was for an emergency situation.  We had an abatement tool crash on us, and we were down.   They...