Pit Furnace

pit furnace

[′pit ‚fər·nəs]
(metallurgy)
A low-temperature furnace in which steel is tempered.

Pit Furnace

 

a compartment furnace used in machine building for the heat treatment of large metal items. Pit furnaces may be round, square, or rectangular and are covered by a detachable, expanding, or movable roof. Loading and unloading operations are performed by means of a bridge crane.

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Tenders invited for Design, engineering, drawing, approval, fabrication, testing, pre-despatch inspection, packing, supply, safe delivery, installation, commissioning, warranty, training and guarantee of 200 kw pit furnace
The company said enlarging the pit furnace involved fabricating a custommade inner shell or retort, made from exotic duplex stainless steel, but the considerable investment has already been offset by new orders.
Enlarging the No 1 pit furnace involved fabricating a custom-made inner shell or retort, made from exotic duplex stainless steel, but this considerable investment has already been offset by orders for heat treating 1108mm diameter gear wheels for an offshore application and 1755mm long, 1 tonne shafts for a renewable energy project.
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Anticipating growing customer demand for processing larger gears, shafts and other components, sub-contract heat treatment specialist Keighley Laboratories of West Yorkshire has enlarged the size of one of its largest pit furnaces, increasing dimensions to 1110mm working diameter and almost 1800mm maximum length, in the process gaining 30 % in overall capacity
Pit furnaces have a top-lifting door and are suitable for heavy work which may be lowered in with a crane.