VAC AERO recently commissioned a horizontal vacuum furnace at a major South Korean university metallurgical research center. The furnace chamber is 36 inches wide x 36 inches high x 58 inches long with a hot zone comprised of high-efficiency graphite felt, carbon composite and curved graphite elements. It is equipped with a gas quench system capable of quickly cooling the workload from processing temperatures at quench pressures of up to 8 bar. The furnace operating system is based on VAC AERO's versatile HC900 interactive hybrid control package with SCADA and complete network integration capabilities and remote monitoring and control.