Abbott Furnace Company provides industry-leading, industrial furnace consulting and analytical services including Furnace Atmosphere Analysis and Furnace Temperature Profiling.
The atmosphere in a furnace is critical. Depending on the furnace design, it can prevent oxidation, reduce oxides, help with delubrication or control carbon. Maintaining the required atmosphere is important for optimizing furnace performance, assuring production of a consistent, quality product and improving process control.
Abbott’s atmosphere analysis provides verification of the atmosphere composition, quantity and quality.
Analysis begins with establishing the baseline conditions. This includes checking dew point and O2 of both incoming gases and in all parts of the furnace, as well as determining the temperature profile in the furnace. Ideally, it should be done as part of a regular preventative maintenance program and whenever the process is changed or problems occur during production.
Furnace Atmosphere Analysis & Temperature Profiling
Abbott’s atmosphere profile is a detailed graphical representation of the atmosphere constituents and integrity. It provides the basis for re-setting furnace conditions or further atmosphere analysis and troubleshooting.
Abbott Furnace utilizes specialized equipment to generate these profiles.Abbott can provide either one time or routine profiling services.
The Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology System (S.M.A.R.T. System)
The Abbott S.M.A.R.T. System will help ease the stringent requirements that come along with heat treat standards like AIAG CQI9 and others that require data collection, and monthly or quarterly tests to validate equipment performance. The system is designed to save your team valuable time and money.
The S.M.A.R.T. System collects the required data, sends daily reports for management review, and has the ability to send text messages or emails to maintenance or quality personnel to respond to a potential problem. It also has the ability to automate the system accuracy test (SAT) and deliver the report via email. It also saves furnace trend data like temperatures, belt speed, fan speed, and any other relevant data the customer wants to trend. It also offers programmed reminders for instrument calibration and annual thermal uniformity tests (TUS).