BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Nov. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Akin Malas, head of metals market applications technology for Linde LLC, Americas, detailed advancements in furnace atmosphere circulation technology in a case study presentation to a well-attended event by members of the Cleveland chapter of ASM International.
Linde hosted the meeting at the company's Cleveland Technical Center in October. The case study highlighted Linde's patented CARBOJET® gas-injection technology which can increase the productivity and improve efficiency of heat treatment furnaces without the use of circulation fans. See the video (https://youtu.be/FcaoRWNi0mU).
This event also included a tour of the development facility, including various labs, system testing and development areas with a focus on the metals industry, as well as time for networking. "Cleveland is one of the nation's important industrial areas, and the presentation and facility tour generated a lot of interest from the group, represented by experts from the heat treating industry," said Grzegorz Moroz, Program Manager, Heat Treatment and Atmospheres for the Metals, Glass & Industrial Markets of Linde LLC.
The CARBOJET technology can be applied to most types of heat treatment furnaces including continuous, pit and rotary retort furnaces. Ultra-high-speed injection of a gas or gas mixture through special CARBOJET lances improves gas and atmosphere flows and circulation. This includes both the better mixing of the injected gases with the furnace atmosphere, and better movement of gas flows within the furnace.
"For rotary retort furnaces, CARBOJET gas-injection can achieve up to 20 percent higher output when processing bulk materials due to deeper gas penetration," Malas said. "For pit furnaces, gains up to 20 percent can be achieved through more uniform heating and carburizing. And for continuous furnaces, CARBOJET technology can boost productivity up to 10 percent after better burn off of oily residues at the front of the furnace."
Linde provides industry-leading portfolio solutions for heat treatment and the ferrous and non-ferrous metallurgy industries, ranging from gases and equipment to process consulting and services. For more information, contact Linde (www.lindeus.com), 800-755-9277.
About Linde LLC in North America
Linde LLC is a member of The Linde Group. In the 2015 financial year, The Linde Group generated revenue of USD 19.7 bn (EUR 17.944 bn), making it one of the leading gases and engineering companies in the world, with approximately 65,000 employees working in more than 100 countries worldwide. The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards long-term profitable growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services. Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. The company is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.
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