Solar Atmospheres Adds 10-Bar Furnace

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Solar Atmospheres, Inc., Hermitage, PA, has added a $1.8-million vacuum furnace designed to quench with argon at 10 bar using a 600-hp variable-speed motor running at 460 V. The goal of the massive quench system by Solar Manufacturing, Inc., Souderton, PA, is to quench larger batches of power-generation castings by increasing the cooling rate and eliminating the supplemental use of helium. The furnace incorporates Solar Manufacturing’s SolarVac 5000 control system, which allows for complete process automation.



See also: Solar Atmospheres

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