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Past Furnace Products

AIR FURNACES

Clemson University, Clemson, SC - Air Quench Furnace - Quickly drops a vertically suspended sample heated to 1200°C in a tube furnace, down into a flowing air quench zone.

Clemson University, Clemson, SC - Microscopic droplet air Imaging Furnace, with Sample Image of a 4 mm diameter screw head at 600°C with optical filtering.

HIGH TEMPERATURE FURNACE

JSC "Svetlana-Optoelectronica," Saint-Petersburg, Russia - Tungsten coil furnace.

University of South Florida, Tampa, FL - Inert Gas High Temperature Furnace. Tungsten coil furnace with tungsten heat shields for high temperature temperature calibration experiments.

FAST FURNACE

Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Institute of Physics of Materials, Brno, Czech Republic

Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM

Washington University, St. Louis, MO

VACUUM FURNACES

II-VI Inc., Saxonburg, PA, - Getter Furnace - Vacuum Furnace that eliminates specific gases from an ultra high vacuum environment through a heated gettering material.

Clemson University, Clemson, SC - Oil Quench High Temperature Furnace - Dops a vertically suspended sample heated up to 1800°C in a tube furnace, down into an oil quench bath.

INAF-Osservatorio Astrofisico, Catania, Italy - 1500°C Vacuum Pedestal Furnace

National Institute for Lasers, Plasma and Radiation Physics, Laboratory of Laser Photochemistry, Bucharest, Romania - High Vacuum, 1200°C Furnace System.

VACUUM/ANY GAS FURNACE

Detector Electronics Corporation, Bloomington, MN - 2-zone, 1000°C alumina Tube Furnace operating under vacuum or any gas with an insulated Trolley to move parts into the furnace and between zones.

Coolescence, LLC, Boulder, CO - Basic 1200°C Vacuum Tube Furnace fitted to KF50 standard vacuum flanges.

International Atomic Energy Agency, Culham, England - Double walled 1200°C Vacuum/Gas Furnace to treat radioactive gases.

Walter Schottky Institute, Garching, Germany - Vacuum/Gas Furnace with air lock for heat treating materials in toxic gases.

HIGH TEMPERATURE VACUUM/INERT GAS FURNACES

Blue Square Energy, North East, MD - 2-Zone Silicon Refining Furnace operating at 1500°C.

CINVESTAV-IPN, Col.San Pedro Zacatenco, Mexico DF - 1200°C Vacuum/Gas Furnace fitted to conflat flanges, designed for high vacuum operation.

Clemson University, Clemson, SC - Oil Quench Furnace - Quickly drops a vertically suspended sample heated to up to 1800°C in a tube furnace, down into a oil quench bath.

Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada - High Temperature Inert Gas Imaging Furnace - Provides imaging access to an inert gas environment up to 1450°C through a sapphire tube. The furnace gas isolation tube is made from a alumina/sapphire tube sandwich. Also shown is the sample holder tube and airlock apparatus at the top.

DOE/NETL, Morgantown, WV

JSC "Svetlana-Optoelectronica," Saint-Petersburg, Russia - High Temperature Tube Furnace for treating materials under special gas atmospheres.

NASA Kennedy Space Center, Orlando, FL - 1500°C Vacuum/Inert Gas Furnace.

Syracuse Orthopedic, Syracuse, NY - Used Metal Hot Zone Furnace operating to 2000°C. The unique aspect of this apparatus is its self contained cooling system - no external cooling water required!

HIGH TEMPERATURE MINIFURNACE

Apel Laser s.r.l., Bucharest, Romania

Bandung Polytechnic for Manufacturing, Bandung, Indonesia

TIAX Inc., Cambridge, MA - Low cost, 1800°C Vacuum Minifurnace, complete operating apparatus shown; the minifurnace is contained within a 6" long conflat tube.

University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden

HIGH PRESSURE FURNACES

HIGH PRESSURE HIGH TEMPERATURE FURNACE

Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada - High Pressure, High Temperature Furnace - Furnace system for materials studies up to 1800°C and 2300 psig/150 atm.

SPECIALTY FURNACES (alphabetically)

FAST FURNACES

Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Institute of Physics of Materials, Brno, Czech Republic - Any gas Vacuum/Gas Furnace where the heated sample can be rapidly inserted into or withdrawn from a 1200°C maximum environment.

Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM - Fast Furnace with sample temperature monitoring.

Washington University, St. Louis, MO

FULLY TRANSPARENT FURNACE

DANA Canada Corp., Oakville, Ontario, Canada - 700°C Fully Transparent Furnace during test operation.

DOE/NETL, Morgantown, WV - 1000°C Fully Transparent Furnace operating.

Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM - Multizone Fully Transparent Furnace setup.

TFDesign(Pty) Ltd, Matieland, Republic of South Africa - Fully Transparent Furnace, to 700°C.

GETTER FURNACE

II-VI Inc., Saxonburg, PA, - Getter Furnace - Vacuum Furnace that eliminates specific gases from an ultra high vacuum environment through a heated gettering material.

IMAGING FURNACE

Clemson University, SC - Microscopic droplet air Imaging Furnace, with Sample Image of a 4 mm diameter screw head at 600°C with optical filtering.

Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada - High Temperature Inert Gas Imaging Furnace - Provides imaging access to an inert gas environment up to 1450°C through a sapphire tube.

MIRROR FURNACE

Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica, Buenos Aires, Argentina - Controlled, High Heating Rate Furnace using mirror radiant heat focusing of high power lamps and a special, ultra-fast temperature controller to achieve > 30°C per second linear heating rates.

POWDER REDUCTION TRANSPARENT FURNACE

NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, 1100°C Transparent Furnace for reduction of lunar stimulant powder.

QUENCH FURNACES

Clemson University, Clemson, SC - Air Quench Furnace - Quickly drops a vertically suspended sample heated to 1200°C in a tube furnace, down into a flowing air quench zone.

Clemson University, Clemson, SC - Oil Quench Furnace - Quickly drops a vertically suspended sample heated to up to 1800°C in a tube furnace, down into a oil quench bath.

SHAKER FURNACE

Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright Patterson AFB, OH - Vibration Test Furnace System (image shows the vacuum chamber/furnace enclosure - large shaker unit placed below this) to test electronics at 1000°C in a variety of environmental conditions, including vacuum.

MULTIZONE TRANSPARENT FURNACE 1200°C

General Electric China, Shanghai, China - Vertical, 3-zone gold coated tube 1200°C Transparent Furnace.

Hewlett Packard Corporation, Palo Alto, CA

Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea 3-zone gold coated tube 1200°C Transparent Furnace with crystal growth very low speed Traverser.

National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan - 3 zone, gold coated tubeoperating 1200°C Transparent Furnace.

FURNACE PARTS

STI, Sterling VA

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Last updated: July 2015