1. Refractory Materials
Refractory materials are resistant to high temperatures and are predominantly used for furnace lining. Their thermo-mechanical properties make them ideal for usage against elevated temperature materials processing and other relevant applications. Some crucial fields for applying refractory materials are iron, steel, nonferrous metal, cement, glass, machinery, boiler, electric power, military industry, petrochemical, and light industry.
Refractories are resistant to decomposition by heat, pressure, or chemical attack. They’re sometimes made with ceramics capable of retaining strength and form at high temperatures. Different refractories are used for other applications depending on temperature and service conditions. It is a primary essential material that ensures the production and operation of boilers, furnaces, kilns, and ovens.
One purpose of using refractories is to contain the heat generated as a result of fuel burning. So, to minimize heat losses from the furnace, refractory materials must have insulating properties besides withstanding high temperatures.
Some refractory metals include tungsten, niobium, tantalum, rhenium, molybdenum, etc. Powder processing methods fabricate these metals. Most common refractory materials include magnesium oxide, silicon carbide, and fused or vitreous silica.
Some essential properties of refractories include the degree of expansion on heating, thermal conductivity, and specific heat capacity.
2. Types of Industrial Furnaces
A refinery is a typical industrial facility that involves processing and operation units to refine certain materials or convert raw materials into a product. An industrial furnace is an essential piece of equipment in the refinery processing plant. This firing provides the heat required for the process, while the heat comes from the combustion of fuels.
This industry involves the use of a glass-melting furnace. It heats the raw materials to a temperature of about 1500 to 1700C. The raw material is then transformed through chemical reactions to molten glass. In industry, glass melting is achieved with gas, oil, or an electrically heated furnace. Small quantities of glass include batch melting in pots or dry tanks.
It’s a factory that produces metal castings. It involves the shaping of metal by pouring it in liquid form into a mould. The mould material is then removed after the metal has solidified upon cooling. A foundry furnace provides the necessary housing where metal material is melted. It is usually a lined vessel, and it does come in multiple sizes and can provide a variety of desired temperatures.2.
Heat Treatment Furnaces
Heat treatment can be a variety of controlled processes that help to alter materials’ physical or chemical properties. The furnace results in a process that involves extreme heating or cooling to have a desired reaction or impact on the material. Common processes for heat treatment include annealing, normalizing, tempering, spheroidizing, carburizing, hardening, and stress relieving.
It is a steel mill or an industrial plant that involves steel manufacturing. It can either include work for steelmaking from iron ore or rolled products or can include casting semi-finished products from molten pig iron or scrap. In steelworks, two of the primary types of furnaces are blast furnaces and electric arc furnaces. A blast furnace is a metallurgical furnace involving supplying or combustion air above atmospheric pressure.
Lime kilns are a type of stone furnace that helps to render limestone (calcium carbonate) into quicklime that’s a form of lime. The process is termed calcination of limestone. In typical furnaces, the reaction takes place at around 900C° to 1000C°. The quicklime is used for making plaster or mortar for construction projects.
3. Maintenance and Construction of Industrial Furnaces
If you’re looking for maintenance and construction of industrial furnaces, you’ve just arrived at the right spot. We’re offering a range of innovative solutions for different types of industrial furnaces. We’ve got years of experience and professional expertise helping several manufacturers meet the requirements of furnaces. Whether the temperature in the furnace has to be controlled, adjusted, monitored, recorded, or visualized, we’ve got a solution perfect for your needs.
We’re striving to make regular new developments and update our existing products to make production more economical and sustainable. Whether you need a generic product suitable for most applications or you want a completely customized solution as per your requirements, we’re always here to help.
We’re proud of our material and range, and with our innovative process techniques, we’re confident to offer the best solution for all your industrial furnace requirements. Whether you need a furnace for sheet metal surface finishing or you want to produce alloy elements, we’re here to offer a solution with the maintenance made easy.
4. Demolition of industrial furnaces
If you’re dealing with a furnace that requires some demolition as maintenance and repair work is not recommended, our demolition services are here to help. We’re offering a myriad of specialized delimitation services for industrial furnaces. Our highly technical and specialized team can suit the challenging condition of furnace demolition projects. As furnace shutdowns require extended working hours under extreme conditions, so it is critical to ensure the teams are well-rested, experienced, and disciplined.
We’ve been undertaking demolition work for years and are a technical-advanced demolition company in your region. Be it a mechanical solution or controlled implosions; we’ve got a full in-house range of demolition solutions. We fully equip ourselves and our employees with the changing needs of the industry. Our highly trained and certified experts give us a technical foundation to easily pursue large and complex demolition projects.
5. Furnace Plant Design and Development
Furnace design depends on several variables from its function, heating duty, type of fuel, and method of introducing combustion air. We’re fully capable of undertaking complete plant design and development, including refractory installation work. With our full capabilities, we can support all aspects of development from heat treatment, electricity, machinery, and construction engineering.
With our expert construction and civil engineering technologies, we can construct and install many equipment and devices to deliver fully operational plants. We’re your one-stop shop for all your industrial plant development services, from design to installation. We’ve got an integrated management system that fully covers the installation of various types of equipment like heat treatment furnaces, melting furnaces, and environmental equipment.