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Title: IR Hot Wave

Abstract

The IR Hot Wave{trademark} furnace is a breakthrough heat treatment system for manufacturing metal components. Near-infrared (IR) radiant energy combines with IR convective heating for heat treating. Heat treatment is an essential process in the manufacture of most components. The controlled heating and cooling of a metal or metal alloy alters its physical, mechanical, and sometimes chemical properties without changing the object's shape. The IR Hot Wave{trademark} furnace offers the simplest, quickest, most efficient, and cost-effective heat treatment option for metals and metal alloys. Compared with other heat treatment alternatives, the IR Hot Wave{trademark} system: (1) is 3 to 15 times faster; (2) is 2 to 3 times more energy efficient; (3) is 20% to 50% more cost-effective; (4) has a {+-}1 C thermal profile compared to a {+-}10 C thermal profile for conventional gas furnaces; and (5) has a 25% to 50% smaller footprint.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant (Y-12), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; USDOE Office of Defense Programs (DP)
OSTI Identifier:
985500
Report Number(s):
MS/SHA-100407
TRN: US201016%%2124
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC05-00OR22800
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; FURNACES; DESIGN; NEAR INFRARED RADIATION; HEAT TREATMENTS; MANUFACTURING; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; COST

Citation Formats

Graham, T. B. IR Hot Wave. United States: N. p., 2010. Web. doi:10.2172/985500.
Graham, T. B. IR Hot Wave. United States. doi:10.2172/985500.
Graham, T. B. Thu . "IR Hot Wave". United States. doi:10.2172/985500. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/985500.
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title = {IR Hot Wave},
author = {Graham, T. B.},
abstractNote = {The IR Hot Wave{trademark} furnace is a breakthrough heat treatment system for manufacturing metal components. Near-infrared (IR) radiant energy combines with IR convective heating for heat treating. Heat treatment is an essential process in the manufacture of most components. The controlled heating and cooling of a metal or metal alloy alters its physical, mechanical, and sometimes chemical properties without changing the object's shape. The IR Hot Wave{trademark} furnace offers the simplest, quickest, most efficient, and cost-effective heat treatment option for metals and metal alloys. Compared with other heat treatment alternatives, the IR Hot Wave{trademark} system: (1) is 3 to 15 times faster; (2) is 2 to 3 times more energy efficient; (3) is 20% to 50% more cost-effective; (4) has a {+-}1 C thermal profile compared to a {+-}10 C thermal profile for conventional gas furnaces; and (5) has a 25% to 50% smaller footprint.},
doi = {10.2172/985500},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Apr 01 00:00:00 EDT 2010},
month = {Thu Apr 01 00:00:00 EDT 2010}
}

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