The history of “rail roads” goes back to as early as 1550 when roads of rails – called wagonways – came into use in Germany. The first tram road was laid down in England in 1776 with cast-iron angle bars on timber ties. In 1789, Englishman William Jessup designed the first wagons with flanged wheels to run the rails.
Industrial process heating systems supply necessary heat to produce goods used by consumers and industries. The heat is supplied mainly from fuels, steam and electricity used in various types of heating equipment, such as furnaces, ovens, heaters and kilns.
Webster’s online dictionary defines a faucet as “a fixture for drawing or regulating the flow of liquid, especially from a pipe.” Today’s faucets are comprised of the following components: spout, handle(s), lift rod, cartridge, aerator, mixing chamber and water inlets. Some of these components rely on thermal processing for their existence. Before we look at that, however, let’s consider the history of the faucet.
Bodycote, the world’s largest provider of thermal-processing services, announced that its near-term science-based emissions target has been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). SBTi is an independent global body enabling businesses to set and validate emissions reduction targets in line with the latest climate science and strict criteria. The initiative is a collaboration between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and one of the We Mean Business Coalition commitments.
If asked which instrument most people would like to be able to play, their answer will probably be the piano. Whether they know it or not, this is because the piano has the broadest range of any instrument. Because of this range, music for all other instruments can be composed on a piano.
Aalberts Surface Technologies – Specialized Heat Treatment US and Aalberts Surface Technologies – Accurate Brazing have merged into a single business unit. The combined companies now operate as Aalberts Surface Technologies – HIP | Braze | Heat Treatment. Rebranding activities have started and will continue throughout 2023. Day-to-day plant operations will be largely unaffected. Specialized Heat Treatment US was formed when Premier Thermal, Applied Process and Ionic Technologies were rebranded as Aalberts Surface Technologies – Specialized Heat Treatment US in 2022. Accurate Brazing was founded in 1989 in Goffstown, N.H., and has been part of Aalberts since 2006, rebranding as Aalberts Surface Technologies – Accurate Brazing in 2022.
“The Bright World of Metals,” the slogan for the joint staging of four technology trade fairs – GIFA (15th International Foundry Trade Fair with Technical Forum), Metec (11th International Metallurgical Trade Fair), Thermprocess (13th International Trade Fair and Symposium for Thermal-Processing Technology) and Newcast (6th International Trade Fair for Castings) – will be held June 12-16 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany. Every four years, these trade fairs are the meeting place for companies from around the world. The exhibits will be complemented by a versatile ancillary program consisting of seminars, international congresses, symposia and lecture series.
In our industry, fire is most often used to refine, purify or harden. The key is control and using temperatures appropriate for the specific processes. When fire is out of control, however, destruction ensues.
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The Product Roundup is a showcase of some of the best products and technologies the thermal-processing industry has to offer. Industrial Heating has rounded up these advanced, energy-efficient and cost-effective items in one special section for easy reference.
Posted December 7, 2016
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