Commercial Heat Treater Installs Premier Furnace/Beavermatic IQF
FARMINGTON HILLS, MI, 2020: A technically and scientifically-progressive commercial heat-treating company in Canada, has installed a Premier Furnace/BeaverMatic Internal Quench Furnace (IQF) and a Premier Furnace/BeaverMatic Spray/Dunk Washer to meet customer demands for improving product processing and production cycles. Based on consistently high performance and the outstanding reputation of Premier Furnace/BeaverMatic equipment. The new BeaverMatic IQF Furnace with a work area of 36” wide x 48” long x 40” high, was purchased for hardening 4,000 pounds (gross), and an operating temperature of 1,850 deg F. The unit is gas fired using Single Ended Radiant Tube (SER) burners for optimum efficiency.
For precision control of temperature and furnace operations, a PLC with full screen HMI along with process control software are being used for temperature, atmosphere, sophisticated recipe programming, and oil quenching. With Ethernet communications, built in data logging, and an expandable I/O, to name a few notable attributes. Complementing the process control is a data acquisition/control system, which will provide the customer with quick access to real-time and historical data throughout the plant.
The customer, as an environmentally-conscious heat treater, chose eco-friendly products and methods to minimize their environmental impact. Therefore, when purchasing this internal quench furnace which utilizes approximately 4,000 gallons of oil while meeting the requested heating and cooling requirements. The new furnace also incorporates a quench oil centrifugal filtration system.
In tandem, the Premier Furnace/BeaverMatic Spray/Dunk Washer, with identical work load capacity will accommodate and remove most quench oils before the next process.