BeaverMatic received an order from an existing customer for a car-bottom furnace that will be used for stress relieving components ultimately used in the power-generation industry. The furnace is an essential duplicate of one manufactured several years ago, but it was redesigned to operate in Asia. It is capable of processing parts 5 feet wide x 5 feet high x 8 feet long that weigh up to 10,000 pounds (4.5 tons). BeaverMatic personnel recently supervised the installation of the furnace, checked out its performance and operation during start-up and received final sign-off.
The furnace is electrically heated by rod overbend heating elements and features a car driven by a motorized gearbox. Pneumatic cylinders seal the car-mounted door to the insulated frame. A forced convection system results in ±25°F (±6°C) temperature uniformity from 1200-1550°F (649-843°C). The furnace is lined with energy-efficient ceramic-fiber insulation, and parts are supported by grids on pre-cast workload supports. A CE marking was affixed to the furnace to indicate that it complies with the applicable international requirements.