Showing posts with label custom furnace. Show all posts
Showing posts with label custom furnace. Show all posts

Friday, September 8, 2017

Large, Custom Heat Treat Furnace Fabrication

The video below demonstrates the erection of a 16' x 16' x 62' heat treat furnace built out of a 6x6 I-Beam skeletal structure with 11 gauge steel skin. Full size doors, two per end, will allow the furnace to heat loads using it's full volume. The furnace is equipped with eight 3-Million BTU burners, one at either end and 3 down each side, to circulate the air. Four dampers are included, two at each end. It will move back and forth on a rail system by (16) 10" crane wheels. A hydraulic system will act to lift the furnace 3" in the air off the hearth. This will allow the furnace to move freely and without damaging the insulation on the bottom seals. It will be controlled via a remote HMI screen with full SCADA capabilities.

For more information, visit http://www.hotfoilehs.com or call 609.588.0900.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Large Scale Post Weld Heat Treating Project? Use a Custom Heat Treating Furnace

custom PWHT furnace
Custom PWHT furnace
As opposed to factory production, onsite production of large fabricated steel equipment could be the most cost-effective way to proceed on a large construction project. When you consider the costs of factory production, which includes complexities in permitting and approvals, logistics of materials and personnel, and most importantly transportation costs, the argument for onsite production starts to make sense.

The benefits of onsite fabrication of large vessels, heat exchangers, condensers, sections of pipe, spool pieces or any other large item are compelling.

They include:
custom PWHT furnace
Heated parts exiting furnace
  • Elimination of costly transport of large parts, including permitting and bureaucratic issues
  • Reduction of fabrication cost and time
  • Reduction of inspection and approval complexity
  • Close control over production 
  • Fabrication under local, consistent and watchful quality control methods
Onsite manufacturing is complex, and requires localized production equipment and know-how. All aspects of the fabrication process which include engineering, material logistics, material preparation, field heating, welding, post heat weld heat treatment, and testing must be carefully considered.

With regards to post weld heat treatment (PWHT), it is advantageous to have a large enough capability to do the stress relieving in one shot with a field erected heat treating furnace. The most common approach for large part PWHT is to place the fabricated part inside the furnace and heat it to the required temperature in a single firing, as per procedure. This is the most desirable type of PWHT because all parameters in the heating, soaking and cooling can be carefully controlled.  

custom PWHT furnace
Large field erected PWHT furnace

PWHT furnaces can be diesel, gas, or electrically fired, and can be built to accommodate very large work-pieces. Computer controls accurately ramp the item up to temperature, assure the required soak, and then cool the parts down according to specification.

Custom furnace designs range from smaller low through-put sizes, to much larger rail-driven furnaces designed to move back and forth over the materials being heated.  These larger furnaces may include crane wheels and drive systems, or even hydraulic lifting systems that lift the entire furnace for optimal transport and placement.

Large field erected PWHT furnace
Large field erected PWHT furnace with vessel entering
If you have any questions about custom PWHT furnaces, contact Hotfoil-EHS for a no obligation consultation. Hotfoil-EHS has years of experience in the engineering, design, fabrication, and commissioning of large scale post weld heat treating furnaces with many successful installations around the USA.

Hotfoil-EHS, Inc.
2960 East State Street Ext.
Hamilton, NJ 08619
Phone # 609.588.0900
Fax # 609.588.8333
www.hotfoilehs.com


Thursday, December 31, 2015

10 Million BTU Burner for Custom Designed Heat Treating Furnace

Custom heat treating furnaces are designed for the tempering of metals. These furnaces can be electrically heated, or gas heated, depending on the energy source available. Tempering is defined as (from Wikipedia):

"Tempering is a heat treatment technique applied to ferrous alloys, such as steel or cast iron, to achieve greater toughness by decreasing the hardness of the alloy. The reduction in hardness is usually accompanied by an increase in ductility, thereby decreasing the brittleness of the metal. Tempering is usually performed after quenching, which is rapid cooling of the metal to put it in its hardest state. Tempering is accomplished by controlled heating of the quenched work-piece to a temperature below its "lower critical temperature". "

The video below shows the testing of a 10 million BTU ratio air burner designed for a custom heat treating furnace used to pre-stress large metal components prior to welding. Hotfoil-EHS manufactures complete furnace systems using OEM burners and in-house developed control systems.



For more information, contact:

Hotfoil-EHS
2960 East State Street Ext.
Hamilton, NJ 08619
Phone # 609.588.0900
Fax # 609.588.8333
Email: dap@hotfoilehs.com