24′ Car Bottom Furnace Completed

A new car bottom furnace with a work zone of 84” x 84” x 288” that supports a 50,000 lb work load has been completed in the Solar Manufacturing shop. The furnace is a high efficiency model rated for 2650°F and incorporates the SolarVac 3000 Interactive Control System, while the hot zone was fabricated with four layers of felt insulation. The dual 300 HP radial fan gas recirculation system was designed for high velocity quenching using an oversized distribution structure and improved gas nozzles, which are located around the hot zone for maximum cooling capacity. The furnace was transported to Solar Atmospheres in Hermitage, PA at the end of April and took multiple truck carriers to move.