Gasbarre Thermal Processing Systems built and commissioned a high-temperature car-bottom furnace for a manufacturer of excavating equipment based in the southern U.S. The furnace has a work zone of 84 inches wide x 144 inches long x 48 inches high with a 16,000-pound load capacity and an operating temperature range of 1000-2282°F (538-1250°C). It will be used for stress relieving, normalizing and other high-temperature processes. The furnace, which replaced an existing furnace, gives the manufacturer improved operating efficiency and higher-temperature processing capabilities.

The heating system includes low-emission, gas-fired burners with a custom-designed control scheme to meet strict NOx and CO requirements. The furnace meets AMS 2750 temperature uniformity requirements across a wide temperature range and was custom-designed to fit into the existing space in the company’s facility