J.L. Becker, a Gasbarre Furnace Group Company, shipped a complete integral-quench (IQ) furnace line to East Carolina Metal Treating’s (ECMT) facility in Raleigh, N.C. The system is configured to process 36-inch-wide x 48-inch-long x 36-inch-high workloads that weigh up to 4,000 pounds. The line includes an IQ furnace, two temper furnaces, a spray and dunk washer, a powered load-transfer cart, a scissors lift table and two stationary load tables. To meet AMS 2750 requirements, the equipment is configured to tie into ECMT’s existing SCADA system for data logging.
The IQ furnace features an energy-efficient recuperative radiant-tube heating system, nitrogen/methanol panel and a double-deck elevator that enables multi-load processing. The temper furnaces are both electrically heated and lined with ceramic-fiber insulation. A high-convection, bung-mounted squirrel cage achieves excellent temperature uniformity throughout the workload area in the temper furnaces. The spray and dunk washer is electrically heated. An oil-separation system removes contaminants from the wash solution, and a powered double-ended cart transfers workloads throughout the system.