Ohio Manufacturer Installs Roller-Hearth Annealing Furnace Line
The water cooling system, which consists of a cooling-water tank, plate and frame heat exchanger, cooling tower and pumps, was provided to cool and circulate the water through the cooling sections. A 300-kW natural-gas-fired standby generator with an automatic transfer switch was provided to keep the system running in the case of a power failure. The line is controlled by a J.L. Becker computer management system (CMS), which monitors and displays alarm conditions, calculates furnace downtime and measures gaps for production changeovers.