Gas-fired, heavy duty furnance
No. 1042 is a 2000 F (1093 C), gas-fired heavy-duty furnace from Grieve, currently used for heat treating at the customer’s facility.
No. 1042 is a 2000 F (1093 C), gas-fired heavy-duty furnace from Grieve, currently used for heat treating at the customer's facility. Workspace dimensions of this furnace measure 30" W x 60" D x 30" H. 750,000 BTU/HR are installed in four modulating natural gas burners with a floor mounted combustion air blower. Burners fire below hearth, with 9" thick insulated walls comprising 5" thick 2300 F ceramic fiber, 4" 1900 F block insulation and 8 1/2" floor insulation made from 4 ½" of 2300 F firebrick and 4" of 1900 F block insulation. This furnace has two lanes of roller rails supported by firebrick piers and an air-operated platform with roller rails to bridge from loading table to workspace. Features include a ¼" plate steel exterior reinforced with structural steel, ½" steel faceplate at doorway and an air-operated vertical lift door. Other features include safety equipment required by IRI, FM and National Fire Protection Association Standard 86 for gas-heated equipment plus a free-standing 390 CFM high-pressure combustion blower. Controls on the No. 1042 include a digital indicating temperature controller and manual reset excess temperature controller with separate contactors.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey