Solar Manufacturing will install a large car-bottom-type vacuum furnace at a major aviation facility in Shenyang, China.
Solar Manufacturing will install a large Model
HCB-120180-2IQ car-bottom-type vacuum furnace at a major aviation facility in
Shenyang, China. This new, purpose-built furnace will be used for the annealing
and degassing of titanium alloys as well as for processing other steel alloy
parts for aircraft applications. The furnace has a 120-inch-diameter heating
element to accommodate a work zone that measures 99 inches wide x 48 inches high
x 180 inches deep, and it has a hearth designed to accommodate up to a
15,000-pound workload. The furnace is expected to be in full operation by
The system is a single-chamber, internal gas quench,
batch-type design featuring an all-metal hot zone and dual 35-inch diffusion
pump systems for high-vacuum (10-5torr range) performance. The
internal-quench design incorporates a 200-HP motor/heat exchanger system for
rapid gas cooling at 2-bar pressure. Supervision of the installation and commissioning
of the furnace will be a cooperative effort between Solar Manufacturing and its
Chinese representative, Beijing Waves Corp.