LEWCO Inc. completed construction on a custom industrial oven for a defense contractor specializing in advanced technology including nuclear energy. The oven will be used for a highly specialized military application used to thermally treat energetics remaining in obsolete military explosives. LEWCO engineers developed a high-temperature drum heating system that accurately and efficiently heats and cools the customer’s materials in a 24-hour cycle.

Due to the nature of the product, a heavy plate construction was used to comply with explosion-resistance specifications. The control system had to accurately control temperatures and communicate with a central control room and a pollution control system. LEWCO worked together with the customer’s engineers to design a drum venting manifold suitable for the high-temperature atmosphere.