annealing furnace

annealing furnace

[ə′nēl·iŋ ‚fər·nəs]
(engineering)
A furnace for annealing metals or glass. Also known as annealing oven.
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DFI technology, now in commercial development, retrofits to the annealing section of the line and could significantly boost throughput rates for the annealing furnace.
Other phase-change temperature indicators include pellets (to be placed on or inside the piece--in an annealing furnace, for example), liquids (to be painted on the piece), and labels coated with temperature-indicating material (which are affixed to a component to measure temperature exposure).
Increasing the size of the radiant tube section of the line's annealing furnace, where the steel is given the required mechanical properties ahead of the zinc coating process, has enabled an increase in capacity of about 25% to 500,000 tonnes per year.
Typically, the dew-point required for optimum performance in an annealing furnace is between -70 and -50 C, depending on the type of metal being treated and the end results required.
In the next three phases, two round pot furnaces for melting glass to be blown into vessels operated at the same time as a rectangular annealing furnace for cooling the finished products.
The contract encompasses the mechanical equipment, including a skin-pass mill, the complete electrical equipment, automation, and the annealing furnace.
On basis of carried out scientific-technical investigations of heat conditions of the annealing furnaces a new furnace No 10 of production capacity more than 2000 t of annealed products per month was built, which brought production to the leading position on market of electrode products; complex of works for scientific support of rules of the annealing furnace operation were carried out; experimental campaigns were accompanied by computer monitoring of temperature fields, which made it possible to operatively trace adjustment procedure of commissioning of furnace No 10.
Any glass object which is blown, drawn or formed, must be placed in the annealing furnace for at least twenty-four hours to bring down the glass temperature gradually.
Since 2006, Poongsan and SEMATECH have partnered in tool and process development projects that have successfully demonstrated the technical merits of a high pressure annealing furnace.
Hudson's tooling library, combined with its new manufacturing capabilities such in-house vacuum annealing furnace and continuous improvement programs, has literally cut customer leadtimes in half.
The new facility includes an additional four high reversing mill, a new Ebner hydrogen annealing furnace, refurbishment of the existing mills, slitting lines and furnaces, as well as the building extension which provides an additional 1800 sq m of floorspace.