The Alloy Engineering Co.

Fabricated retorts weigh less than cast retorts, resulting in faster heat-up times, shorter cycle times and lower temperature differentials to reduce thermal stresses. In an application experiencing cast-retort failures after only nine months of operation, the fabricated retorts had a service life from 2.5 to 4 years. Many of the company's fabricated batch retorts are approaching or have exceeded 30,000 hours of operation.