BTU International announced the receipt of orders for nuclear fuel sintering equipment. The total value of the orders, consisting of a walking-beam furnace and parts, approaches $3.5 million. The units will be shipped this year to customers located in Asia. BTU’s walking-beam furnace is a high-temperature system designed for handling heavy loads under precisely controlled temperatures and atmospheric conditions. Various system configurations provide process temperatures up to 1800C and atmosphere capabilities from oxidizing to fully reducing.
The walking-beam system includes a number of BTU’s proprietary technologies, including variable density refractory components, eductor technology and the walking-beam mechanism. In other news, BTU announced the shipment of the 3,000th thermal-processing system from its manufacturing plant in Shanghai, China, which was opened in February 2004.