A gas-fired car-bottom oven with a fume incinerator will be used by a company in the oil-and-gas industry for prebaking drill-pipe joints. Manufactured and shipped by Wisconsin Oven, East Troy, Wis., the industrial oven is capable of heating 70,000 lb of steel from a cold start to 750°F within 75 minutes. The load car is designed for a maximum load of 172,000 lb.
The heavy-duty unit has a maximum operating temperature of 800°F. Temperature uniformity of ±30°F at 750°F was verified through a 20-point profile test conducted in an empty oven chamber under static operating conditions, according to the company.