PFI is a cryogenic equipment manufacturer and industry leader in machining rigid foam plugs for cryogenic applications. We handle more than 50% of all the cryogenic plugs and corks in the United States. Our cryogenic manufacturers are also capable of servicing international clients with their machinable foam needs.
As the Vice President of one of PFI’s long-standing clients, a major cryogenics equipment manufacturer, told us:
“Nobody can touch PFI’s capabilities in fabricating cryogenic corks and plugs. They have been a true partner with us since 1971.”
PFI Advanced Equipment Manufacturing owns custom-built machines that make machine foam plugs or corks in a variety of sizes for cryogenic applications. We also are one of the few national cryogenic manufacturers that is able to machine all the DUNA foam products. Our foam machinists are able to work with Corafoam® material as well as fabricate plugs and corks to form a Dewar tank or Dewar container.
PFI also machines acrylic rods for aircraft drive shafts used for hydraulic fluid distribution. We fabricate and machine rigid foam rods from 1 inch to 6 inches in diameter, and machine rigid foam plugs or corks as large as 92 inches and tolerances of .010 inch
Our cryo device manufacturing company works with many distinct types of rigid foam, each having a diverse set of properties. PFI offers foam that can hold temperatures from -320°F to +350°F. Trust in our experience with these cryo materials to help you select the right cryo foam to meet your project’s requirements.
What Is Cryogenic Foam?
Foam insulation is a minimal elastomeric or polymer that offers a thermal barrier around a product. It can also be a thermal protector between an interior area and a warm/cold source. Due to its capacity to prevent conduction, radiative, and rate of heat transfer, it has stronger insulating characteristics than typical fiberglass insulation. Most varieties also help to prevent air vents, reduce noise, and keep dampness out.
In cryogenic equipment, there are numerous forms of insulating that may be utilized. Expandable foam, fuel powder and synthetic fibers, vacuum alone, evacuation particles, and multilayered insulations are some examples.
We manufacture more than 50% of the cryogenic foam or plugs in the USA. We also have a global customer base and are accustomed to working with the metric or imperial system. You can trust our longevity and experience to produce your cryogenic foam plugs, corks, and rods. Contact us to get started!