Ambrell sold an EKOHEAT 125-kW/10-kHz induction heating system to a manufacturer of pressure control products for the oil industry. The application involves heating a narrow band around a large steel pipe to 1000°C (1832°F). Once the desired temperature is achieved, pressure can be applied by a bending arm to bend pipe into the desired shape. Air and water quenches are typically used before and after heating to ensure bending occurs only in the heated zone. The company has purchased EKOHEAT systems in the past for similar pipe heating applications.
Manufacturer Purchases Induction Heating System
April 10, 2014