What’s It Worth?
A scrap dealer approached us recently about a bunch of surplus heat treating equipment located in Indiana at a facility that use to produce hand tools. He had been tasked with the job of getting rid of all the equipment and he hoped to find some value in the furnaces and endothermic generators. All of the equipment was built by Surface Combustion a recognized brand and consisted largely of old mesh belt furnace lines and a couple of old 5600 CFH generators. While the dealer didn’t like our answer the honest answer which we provided was that this equipment has scrap value only. The generators are the pre multi-retort style and lack air cooling and atmosphere control while the furnaces are relatively small and in very poor condition. It’s always a shame to see equipment “scrapped out” but in this case it is a no brainer.