East Carolina Metal Treating Orders BIQ Furnace
Surface Combustion Inc. of Maumee, Ohio, received an order for an Allcase batch integral-quench (BIQ) furnace from East Carolina Metal Treating. Identical to a previously commissioned Allcase furnace, this furnace is configured to process 36-inch-wide x 48-inch-long x 36-inch-high workloads that weigh up to 4,000 pounds. Surface Combustion will also supply two air-cool stations, a scissor-lift table and two stationary load tables that integrate with an existing IQ line.
The BIQ features a vertical radiant-tube heating system with direct spark ignition and flame monitoring, recuperated burners and plunge cooling. A maintenance platform with access stairs allows for fast and easy maintenance, and an integrated top cool chamber was provided to further expand process applications.
On the initial order, Surface Combustion incorporated a purchaser-specified controls system to match the existing UPC controls. The new Allcase works seamlessly with ECMT’s existing charge car, temper furnaces and washer.