The Industrial Heating Equipment Association will celebrate its 90th anniversary at the 2019 Annual Meeting April 29-May 1 at Lido Beach Resort in Sarasota, Fla. IHEA members will enjoy the camaraderie created by the ever-popular social events and presentations. The annual meeting provides opportunities for attendees to get involved with important industry-related developments while exploring new business contacts and growing relationships.
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.
Thermal Product Solutions shipped seven glassware drying ovens to a university based in the Midwest. The Gruenberg ovens have a maximum temperature rating of 650°F and utilize a vertical-up airflow, which maximizes heating rates and temperature uniformity of the product load.
Gas-heated walk-in oven is used for bonding composite materials inside molds. Workspace dimensions of the No. 950 measure 10 x 20 x 8’ with 700,000 BTU/hr installed in a modulating natural gas burner to provide heat.
Emerging developments in modern technologies — space exploration, high efficiency vehicles, aircraft manufacturing and wind power — are driving the demand for stronger and lighter materials. Composite materials are one of the best candidates to meet these “light weighting” needs.
After using a two-dimensional computer-aided design (CAD) platform for several years, JPW Ovens and Furnaces wanted to take advantage of new technology to improve its design process. As a result, the manufacturer added systems from Autodesk Inventor, a supplier of three-dimensional tools. The software provides an almost complete illustration of what a product will look like before it is built, say the companies.
St. Louis, Mo.-based Paulo is celebrating its 75th year in business. Founded in 1943, the commercial heat treater was originally conceived as a manufacturer. Heat treatment was intended as a secondary business.
A 350°F (177°C) shelf oven, manufactured by Grieve, is being used by a manufacturer for storing bottles of powder in a free-standing rack at its facility. A 1,000-cfm, 1-hp recirculating blower provides horizontal airflow to the workload, and 18 kW are installed in Nichrome wire heating elements.
A forging company will use a natural-gas-fired belt conveyor oven to preheat aluminum billets. Manufactured by Wisconsin Oven Corp., the unit has sufficient capability to heat 3,000 lb per hour of aluminum from 70 to 950°F as long as the workload is configured in a manner that is capable of absorbing the heat that is generated within the time available.