Forced Impregnation

Plastination Unit, Small (HI01)
Ideal for beginning plastination. Contains: 1 Heidelberg Plastination Kettle HI02 with 3 m (120 in) of vacuum tubing HI07, 5 tube clamps, 1 Vacuum Pump HI18 (1.5 m3 /h), 1 filling of pump oil, 1 Oil and Solvent Separator HI08 (15 L / 4 gal), 1 Bennert manometer HI13, 1 Vacuum Adjustment Valve HI10. Suitable for plastination of specimens up to a size of a human head. For cooling, we recommend Freezer HK05.

 
Heidelberg Plastination Kettle (Small) (HI02)
Stainless steel, 35 L (9 gal), height: 490 mm (19 in), diameter: 345 mm (13 in; outer dimensions). Four fittings and glass cover (380 mm x 380 mm / 15 in x 15 in) for visual monitoring of the impregnation process. Silicone seal and 3 m (120 in) vacuum tubing included.

The Plastination Kettle HI02 is suitable for the plastination of specimens up to a size of a human head. We recommend Stainless Steel Basket HI05 as insert, and Vacuum Pump HI18 for vacuum generation (1.5 m3/h).

Freezer HL04 is suitable for cooling. ➔ HK05.

Heidelberger Plastination Kettle (Small)

Heidelberg Plastination Kettle (Large) (HI03)
Stainless steel, 100 L (26 gal), height: 455 mm (18 in), diameter: 590 mm (23 in; outer dimensions). Design equivalent to HI02, four fittings and glass cover (650 mm x 650 mm / 25 in x 25 in) for visual monitoring of the impregnation process. Silicone seal and 3 m (120 in) vacuum tubing included. Plastination Kettle HI03 is suitable for the plastination of specimens of medium size and of organ and body slices. For vacuum generation we recommend vacuum pump HI19 (6 m3 /h, see below). Freezer HL06 is suitable for cooling. ➔ HK06.

 
Replacement Lid Sealer for HI02 (HI04)

Replacement Lid Sealer for HI03 (HI06)

Replacement Glass Plate for HI02 (HI22)
ca. 380 x 380 x 15 mm (15 in x 15 in x 0.6 in)

Replacement Glass Plate for HI03 (HI23)
ca. 650 x 650 x 20 mm (25 in x 25 in x 0.8 in)

Stainless Steel Basket HI05

Stainless Steel Basket (HI05)
Insert with foldable carrying handle. Fits the small Heidelberg Plastination Kettle, HI02. Facilitates specimen immersion into and removal from the impregnation bath and also serves as drip-off grid.

 
Vacuum Tubing (HI07)
For connecting vacuum chambers, vacuum pumps, vacuum adjustment devices, and solvent separators. Material: silicone. Inner diameter: 9.5 mm (0.4 in).

Vacuum Tubing HI07

Separator for Oil and Solvents (HI08)
Condensation and collecting vessel for extracted solvent and oil vapor generated during the forced impregnation process. Consists of a plastic barrel with removable lid. Lid has connectors for vacuum tubing. Vacuum tubing is used to connect the separator with the vacuum pump on the one side and waste air exhaust on the other side. Capacity: 15 L. Vacuum tubing (2 x 2 m / 2 x 80 in) included.

If the separator is placed inside a freezer, virtually all of the extracted solvent can be recovered. At room temperature, only partial recovery is possible.

 
Vacuum Adjustment Valve (HI10)
Simple needle valve for the manual control of negative pressure during the process of forced impregnation via admission of external air.

 
Vacuum-Adjustment Valve (HI11)
Consists of a Y-shaped vacuum tubing system with two Vacuum Adjustment Valves (HI10). Allows for finer adjustment than a single valve

Separator for Oil and Solvents HI08

Vacuum Pump Oil (HI12)
Of low vapor pressure. Suitable for all vacuum pumps we offer. Viscosity: 225 mm2/s at 25 °C.

 
Bennert Manometer (HI13)
Vacuum meter with sliding mirror glass scale for easy parallax-free reading. Measuring range: 0 to approx. 230 mbar, graduation of scale: 1 mbar, connectors: glass fittings, weight: approx. 450 g (1 lb).

 
Digital Manometer (HI14)
Measuring range of 0 mbar to 1100 mbar, absolute; resolution: 1 mbar, power supplied by 9 V battery (included). Casing: ABS black. Dimensions: 30 mm x 86 mm x 150 mm (1.2 in x 3.4 in x 5.9 in; h x w x d).

Vacuum Adjustment Valve HI10

Vacuum Pumps, 230 V (HI18-HI21)
Solvent resistant rotary vane vacuum pumps, for vacuum generation in plastination. One filling of Pump Oil is included.

Vacuum Pump (HI18)
1.5 m3 /h—for impregnation baths of up to 15 L (4 gal, recommended for the small Heidelberg Plastination Kettle HI02).

Vacuum Pump (HI19)
6 m3/h—for impregnation baths of up to 60 L (8 gal, recommended for the large Heidelberg Plastination Kettle HI03).

Vacuum Pump (HI20)
10 m3 /h—for impregnation baths of up to 100 L (26 gal, recommended for the Vacuum Chamber for Extremities, HL24).

Vacuum Pump (HI21)
16 m3 /h—for impregnation baths of up to 160 L (42 gal, recommended for the large Vacuum Container HL25).

Vacuum Adjustment Unit HI11

The required pumping speed for a plastination
vacuum pump depends on the volume of the
impregnation bath. The rule of thumb we
recommend following is a speed of 1 m3/h per
10 L (2.6 gal) of impregnation bath. For the small
Heidelberg Plastination Kettle (HI02), for example,
with its average filling volume of 15 L (3.9 gal) of
impregnation bath, we recommend a pumping
speed of 1.5 m3/h. When in doubt, opt for the
lower of the two speeds you are considering.

Vacuum Pump, 16 m3 HI21