Industrial equipment supplier Grieve has installed an electrically heated 2000°F(~1093°C) inert atmosphere heavy-duty box furnace.
Industrial equipment supplier Grieve has installed an electrically heated 2000°F(~1093°C) inert atmosphere heavy-duty box furnace.

Industrial equipment supplier Grieve has installed an electrically heated 2000°F(~1093°C) inert atmosphere heavy-duty box furnace for the heat treatment of titanium.

According to the company, the furnace features 57 KW installed in nickel chrome wire coils, supported by vacuum-formed ceramic fiber. Its workspace dimensions are 30” wide x 48” deep x 30” high, while the oven’s 7” thick insulated walls comprise 5” of 2300°F ceramic fiber and 2” of 1700°F ceramic fiber. The unit is equipped with a roof-mounted heat-resisting alloy recirculating fan, powered by a 1-HP motor with V-belt drive, motor-operated vertical lift door, 100 lb capacity alloy loading cart with cast alloy roller rails, 3-1/2” diameter cast alloy rollers and a roller rail loading table with 4” diameter cast iron rollers. 

Grieve says that the furnace also features inert atmosphere construction, consisting of a continuously welded outer shell, high temperature door gasket, sealed heater terminal boxes, inert atmosphere inlet, iert atmosphere outlet and inert atmosphere flowmeter. 

This story uses material from Grieve, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.