No. 1044 is a 2000°F (1093°C) inert-atmosphere bench furnace that can be used for heat-treating processes. Workspace dimensions measure 12 inches wide x 18 inches deep x 8 inches high, and 6 kW are installed in nickel-chrome wire coils supported by ceramic plates. The furnace features 5-inch-thick insulated walls comprised of 1 inch of 2600°F ceramic fiber , 1 inch of 2300°F ceramic fiber and 3 inches of 1900°F block insulation. Features include an inert-atmosphere flow meter, high-temperature door gasket and sealed heater terminal boxes. Controls include a digital programming temperature controller and manual reset excess temperature controller with separate contactors.