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Ultra-high temperature furnaces

News International-French

3 Mar 2014

JEC Europe 2014Harper International is a world leader for UHT (ultra-high temperature) continuous furnace systems rated to 3000°C for use in the production of many powdered metals and high-modulus carbon fibre, primarily used in applications requiring high rigidity.

Harper’s team of engineering experts makes use of innovative design techniques to navigate the difficulties of developing a system that must operate at such high temperatures for extended periods of time.

Most materials used in the construction of a furnace, such as the heating elements and insulation, will be consumed as part of the reaction with exposure to such high temperatures. Harper has developed UHT furnaces in a range of sizes, from as small as 65mm width systems producing 10 tons to production rates of 400 tons per year and more. Designs focus on absolute system integrity to maximize furnace life, incorporating ultra-tight gas technology and unique heating element designs for the most advanced systems available in carbon fibre production. As with all designs, Harper is customizing state-of-the-art solutions unique to each customer’s processing needs. The company employs its years of experience and multiple proprietary features to implement systems that perform reliably for extended periods under these extreme conditions.

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