Stress relief often follows forming or welding operations, and prepares the product for further processing. Because the process itself is very simple, other factors become more important.
The project shown here is a case in point, because each step project was carefully planned and executed to achieve maximum results. HTF worked with the customer to develop a three-position system with the 63’ long furnace on wheels moving between positions, which allowed the fastest possible cycle time, and the most efficient loading and unloading steps for the 80,000 pound loads.
As the furnace was being built, HTF shipped the 200 ft long rail system and two of three hearths to the customer’s facility for installation.