Globally, across nearly every industry, OEMs and end users are looking for ways to improve their heat-treat equipment and processes. In addition, they are facing increasingly stringent NOX emissions regulations while focusing on delivering the process and product quality their customers expect.
Pit furnace is designed with a maximum operating temperature of 1750°F (954°C) and gross workload of 1600 lb. Temperature uniformity of ± 25°F at 1650°F (899°C) was documented with a nine-point profile test.
Developing or specifying standard design panels that can be optimized for specific applications allows oven and dryer OEMs to avoid having to develop custom combustion controls for each heat processing system.
Reheat furnaces are responsible for bringing cold metal to the correct temperature for hot-forming applications such as rolling, extruding or forging. To optimize quality and reduce wastage, the temperature needs to be consistent throughout the product, which requires accurate temperature monitoring.
The process-efficiency benefits of utilizing heat from one part of an industrial process in another are well understood. Heat reuse — sometimes referred to as regeneration — is widespread across a range of processes: pasteurization and sterilization, evaporation, drying, distillation, pressurization, cooking, space and media heating, and reactor heating, to name a few. In fact, the list of applications is as varied as the industries themselves.
Two standard variations of ceramic insulation for box furnaces are rigid ceramic fiber boards and flexible blankets. They are manufactured using strands of refractory silicate compressed or woven into a lightweight textile, with excellent inherent strength and low thermal conductivity.
A vacuum-purging, semi-continuous controlled-atmosphere brazing (CAB) furnace was delivered to a North American automotive aftermarket manufacturer. Seco/Warwick, which supplied the unit, says it is the first of its kind.
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