L.B. Foster Orders Induction Heating System
Ajax TOCCO Magnethermic shipped a 4,500-kW, 12-pulse induction heating system to L.B. Foster Coated Products’ pipe coating facility in Birmingham, Ala. The installation of this equipment marks a key development in L.B. Foster’s capacity expansion plans. The new system provides progressive, in-line heating of the pipe prior to application of a fusion-bonded epoxy (FBE) coating and features the ability to quickly change the line’s inductors for differing pipe sizes to minimize production downtime. L.B. Foster’s facility is located on the site of American Steel Pipe.