Item#B452 AHT Fluidized Bed Furnace
Applied Heat Technologies (AHT) fluidized bed furnace. Treatment chamber is 300 mm diameter x 900 mm deep (roughly 12 in diameter x 36 in deep.) Maximum temperature is 1050 °C (1922°F). Maximum load is rated at 50 kg at 1000 °C (110 lb at 1832 °F) and 90 kg at 570 °C (198 lb at 1058 °F.) Mark® fluid bed furnace controller software. Silicon carbide heating elements, 25 kW, configured in delta. Piping is set to accept nitrogen, argon, hydrogen chloride (HCl), and hydrogen gasses. Inert material is P120 grit aluminum oxide (Al2O3) powder. The fluidized bed is designed to deposit vanadium carbide (and other carbides with correct chemistry) onto steel. The fluidized bed system comes with a propane burner, HCl detection system, and scrubber system. The system also has a hood and quench bed that came with it but these have not been used and it cannot be verified that they work. The fluidized bed system with scrubber is currently operational but is not being used. Almost new heating elements with one spare included.