By understanding the common signs of refractory failure, engineers can carry out maintenance to both fix a problem and avoid it in the future. In this article, SK Energy and Morgan Advanced Materials highlight seven signs to look out for.
Many firms in need of additional heating capacity in their manufacturing processes turn to older furnaces that can be obtained through auction or other means instead of buying new. Breathing new life into these furnaces often means taking a careful look at the condition of the refractory lining.
New control systems are a major investment, so making the correct decision and selecting the best one for your needs is paramount. This set of guidelines takes the guesswork out of the selection process.
Many engineers see CQI-9 as a useful quality checklist that ensures efficient and issue-free processing, while others see it as a burdensome list of requirements that wastes time and money. If the self-assessment document is treated as a box-ticking exercise, it is indeed a waste of resources.
In what is becoming an annual tradition, Industrial Heating, with assistance from BNP Media Market Research, polled qualified subscribers on a variety of industry- and job-related issues. Our goal is simple. We want to find out more about the current state of employment in the thermal-processing industry.
When asked what some of the most common vacuum-related challenges were, we decided to poll our technical experts and review the data from their call logs. What we discovered is that customers regularly ask five specific questions.
By understanding that there are differences between carbon steels and nickel-based heat-resistant alloys and employing proper procedures and practices, these alloys can be successfully welded consistently.
As a result of having minimal impurity content, even in the case of highly reactive metals, diffusion bonding has found significant application for the fabrication of complex titanium-alloy components.
Check out the April 2020 issue of Industrial Heating, which features our cover story on "CF Lining Attachment Advances", "Heat-Treatment Influence on Recast-Layer Thickness from Nonconventional Machining", "Hot Isostatic Pressing with Integrated Heat Treatment", and much more.