An effective way to increase efficiency and climate protection in existing multi-purpose chamber furnaces
How can energy consumption in heat treatment be reduced to cut costs and the environmental impact? For existing multi-purpose chamber furnaces, wall losses in the heating chamber area are coming into focus in view of the current energy and climate issues. Ipsen has taken a closer look.
Investing in the insulation of existing multi-purpose chamber furnaces is worthwhile in many respects: energy consumption and thus also environmental pollution are reduced, and at the same time the conversion can facilitate maintenance and lead to further positive effects. In most cases, the investment pays for itself within just a few years, especially if it is subsidized by the German Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA).
Since the insulation thickness cannot be influenced in existing furnaces – unlike in new systems – special materials are needed to achieve truly high-efficiency insulation. Microporous insulation materials for back-up insulation are particularly suitable here, with extremely good thermal insulation properties. Another important target is the unavoidable thermal bridges. Based on a thermographic analysis, amazing success can be achieved with simple measures. But even complete conversions are not taboo in view of the current situation – appropriate advice will reveal which measures make the most sense in each individual case.
Example: Replacement of the front door of a multi-purpose chamber furnace
To reduce energy consumption, facilitate maintenance and generally make the door system tighter, in this case the front door of an existing multi-purpose chamber furnace was replaced with the latest door model. Thermal imaging shows: The surface temperature has reduced significantly.
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Author: Herbert Hans