Desiccators & Desiccant Overview
Vacuum Pump & Hose for use with Vacuum Desiccators

Glass Vacuum Desiccators and Desiccant

Economy Desiccator
DRI-BOX desiccant
VacuStor Glass Vacuum Jars


Economy Glass Vacuum Desiccators

Economy Vacuum Desiccators These economy glass vacuum desiccators are sealed on flat ground flanges. Made of thick wall, annealed, vacuum grade, soda lime glass. The top of the lid includes a glass stopcock with connection for a vacuum hose. The glass desiccators can also be used with desiccant to store sample in a dust-free and low moisture environment. Includes plastic plate with holes; cavity below the plate should be used for #19960 bulk desiccant. Use #891-7 silicon based vacuum grease on sealing surfaces for a perfect seal. Available in three sizes; small, medium and large.
Model Prod. # Outside Dimensions Inside Storage Dimensions Amount of Desiccant Used Volume Stopcock Size
Small 2277-15 Ø210 x 220mm
Ø8.25" x 8.67"
Ø150 x 90mm
Ø6" x 3.54"
227 gram
0.5 lb
1.5 L Ø17mm
Medium 2277-40 Ø270 x 320mm
Ø10.63" x 12.6"
Ø210 x 120mm
Ø8.25" x 4.75"
454 gram
1 lb
4.0 L Ø21.2mm
Large 2277-60 Ø300 x 360mm
Ø12" x 14.2"
Ø240 x 140mm
Ø9.45" x 5.9"
681 gram
1.5 lbs
6.0 L Ø21.2mm

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
2277-15 Economy Glass Vacuum Desiccator, small, 1.5 L each $68.10
2277-40 Economy Glass Vacuum Desiccator, medium, 4.0 L each 95.55
2277-60 Economy Glass Vacuum Desiccator, large, 6.0 L each 162.00

Vacu-Storr™ High Vacuum Storage Containers

Vacu-Storr™ High Vacuum Storage Container
Prod. No. 6086
Vacu-Storr™ High Vacuum Storage Container
Prod. No. 6087
Vacu-Storr vacuum storage container
Prod. No 6088
Vacu-Storr large vacuum container
Prod. No 6089

The Vacu-Storr™ high vacuum storage containers (desiccators) were developed to store materials which are sensitive to dust, moisture, oxygen and other gases found in the environment. The Vacu-Storr™ is capable of pumping down to vacuum levels of 10-4 mbar. With a higher conductance valve and capable pump even 10-6 mbar is achievable. The clean design of these high-tech desiccators with soda-lime glass containers, nickel-plated aluminum cap, viton vacuum seal and metal valve with PTFE shaft seal is capable of holding a vacuum for 5 years to 0.1 bar (atmosphere). Vacuum connection for pump-down is 1/4" (6.35mm) barb fitting. Shielded with protective plastic mesh for implosion protection. Lid and mesh color may vary. Available in four sizes:

Model Product


(mm / ")
(mm / ")
Inside height
(mm / ")
Total Height
(mm / ")
Small 6086 40 41 / 1.6" 54 / 2.2" 30 / 1.2" 95 / 3.75"
Medium 6087 320 76 / 3" 85 / 3.3" 71 / 2.8" 140 / 5.5"
Large 6088 680 76 / 3" 90 / 3.5" 150 / 5.5" 190 / 8.2"
X-Large 6089 3800 (1 gallon) 140 / 5.5" 153 / 6" 305 / 12" 350 / 13.8"

Storage applications:
  • Moisture sensitive parts such as integrated circuits, rare earth elements, steel, metals
  • Superconducting materials
  • Oxygen reactive materials such as magnesium and lithium
  • Elemental standards for EDS, WDS, EPMA, micro-XRF
  • SEM/TEM samples
  • Pre-cleaned parts
  • Shipping sensitive parts

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
6086 Vacu-Storr™ High vacuum Storage Container, 40cc each $170.00
6087 Vacu-Storr™ High vacuum Storage Container, 320cc each 285.00
6088 Vacu-Storr™ High vacuum Storage Container, 680cc each 350.00
6089 Vacu-Storr™ High vacuum Storage Container, 3800cc (1 gallon) each 495.00


DRI-BOX® Reusable Sorbent Box

The DRI-BOX® is a small perforated plastic box containing indicating silica gel. The box is sealed on the side to prevent silica gel from spilling. The DRI-BOX® is convenient for use in smaller type desiccators of 3 cubic feet or less, packages, and for transportation. The desiccant has a reversible action. Once it has adsorbed all the moisture it can hold, indicated by a color change from blue to pink, it can be regenerated easily by microwave (15-20 seconds) or conventional oven (3 hours @ 240°F/115°C). Once it is regenerated it turns back to blue.

PELCO® Technical Notes - Facts and Information about Indicating Desiccant (282KB PDF)

DRI-BOX®size is 55 x 55 x 25mm, total weight is 67g, dessicant weight is 46g.

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
19952 DRI-BOX® Reusable Desiccant Canister each $17.40