Intelligent Cryo-Cycle™

Hybrid Cryostat
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Intelligent Cryo-Cycle™

Hybrid Cryostat
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The Mirion Intelligent Cryo-Cycle Cryostat is the latest enhancement of the “hybrid” cryostat combining the advantages of electric cooling with the reliability of liquid nitrogen.

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Features

  • Low-vibration/low electrical noise even at low energies (no spectral resolution degradation)
  • Low audible noise (<50 dB(A) at 1 m)
  • LN2 redundancy
  • Non-CFC/non-flammable refrigerant
  • Same footprint as standard LN2 Dewar
  • Low power demand (130 W nominal for typical detector configuration)
  • Local (via LCD Screen) and remote State-of-Health monitoring
  • Four years of onboard system memory for State-of-Health storage
  • Lab-Pulse™ Ready
  • No maintenance required

Description

The Mirion Intelligent Cryo-Cycle Cryostat is the latest enhancement of the “hybrid” cryostat combining the advantages of electric cooling with the reliability of liquid nitrogen. The cryocooler is used to condense the boil-off N2 gas back into the 25-liter Dewar. This unique capability provides the convenience of operating a detector for up to two years before LN2 needs to be added, but at the same time keeps the detector cold in case of power failure. With the Intelligent Cryo-Cycle Cryostat, the LN2 supply keeps the detector cold for up to seven days without power. There is no interruption of cooling and, as a result, there is no down time due to partial warm up as long as LN2 is maintained. In addition, there is no risk of detector failure because of temperature cycling. LN2 lost during power outages may be replenished at any time.

The Intelligent Cryo-Cycle Cryostat is designed with the combined focus on optimal reliability and serviceability. Since the cooler is the critical part determining the reliability of the complete unit, Mirion does not compromise in this area. Proven with the unprecedented lifetime of the Cryo-Pulse® 5 Plus cooler as demonstrated in the field since 2006, Mirion had the new cooler developed by the same cryocooler supplier. Apart from State-of-Health (SoH) parameters already tracked in previous Cryo-Cycle versions, such as Dewar pressure and cooler power, even more parameters are now monitored and all of them are automatically logged in onboard memory. The monitoring and automatic logging of all the parameters will enable efficient servicing of the Intelligent Cryo-Cycle Cryostat.

Resources

Software Downloads

The link to this zip file gives you access to:

  • The Quickstart Set-Up guide provides the information you need for an initial physical installation;
  • The Intelligent Cryo-Cycle/Cryo-Cycle II Plus User’s Manual provides detailed instructions for setting up and operating the instrument and monitoring its State of Health;
  • The Intelligent Cryo-Cycle/Cryo-Cycle II Plus Release Notes provides the latest status of the instrument’s hardware and software and includes documentation errata;
  • The Intelligent Cryo-Cycle Display Application provides the user interface software.

From the Learning Center

Videos
How to Install the Collar on the Intelligent Cryo-Cycle
How to Install a Detector in the Cryo-Cycle
How to Fill a Warm and Empty Intelligent Cryo-Cycle
How to Start Up the Intelligent Cryo-Cycle
How to install the Intelligent Cryo-Cycle Underneath a Detector Shield
How to extract the Intelligent Cryo-Cycle log data

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