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Ultra high temperature furnaces are sometimes known as industrial furnaces. They are a form of laboratory furnace that can reach extremely high temperatures, much higher than most standard furnaces. They are ideal for a broad range of uses and contain heating elements and a heat chamber that maintains temperature control and uniformity. This article will outline some of the ultra high temperature furnaces on the market and where to buy them.
What are Ultra High Temperature Furnaces Used For?
Many settings use ultra high temperature furnaces such as university laboratories and research laboratories. There is also a range of applications to which they are well suited such as:
Types of Ultra High Temperature Furnace
Bottom Load Furnaces
Deltech supplies bottom load furnaces also called elevator furnaces that can be used in benchtop or production sizes. These furnaces operate at temperatures as high as 1800°C. In these ultra high temperature furnaces, the load platform is raised into the correct position whilst the furnace body remains stationary.
These furnaces come in a range of designs and shapes, using a variety of materials, and are fully customizable to meet client requirements.
Front Load Furnaces
Front-loading ultra high temperature furnaces come in production and benchtop sizes and are suitable for temperatures of 1500-1800°C. Furnaces from Deltech are made with the highest quality insulation material, meaning the exterior stays cool and the operator safety is not at risk.
They may also be lined with ceramics, ensuring corrosion resistance in applications such as glass melting.
Horizontal Tube Furnaces
These ultra high temperature furnaces work perfectly for samples that are small in diameter but require processing under vacuum or in inert/reducing atmospheres. The product is placed in a combustion boat and travels through the tube. Horizontal tube furnaces from Deltech are lightweight with a small footprint, meaning they will fit in most laboratories.
Rocking Motion Furnaces
These ultra high temperature furnaces are used in applications that require melting and stirring glass in ampoules followed by rapid quenching. This type of furnace is especially beneficial for applications such as nuclear waste containment.
Top Hat Furnaces
In a top hat ultra high temperature furnace, the furnace body moves across the fixed load platform meaning the product load is not disturbed. This type of furnace is well suited to applications such as manufacturing gradient glass and can reach temperatures of 1800°C.
Rotary Tube Furnaces
This type of ultra high temperature furnace is ideal for applications requiring continuous throughput of loose materials. All Deltech rotary tube furnaces are specifically designed to be the perfect size and configuration for process requirements. The resistance heating using silicon carbide or molydiscilicide heating elements means that operating temperature can be sustained up to 1700°C.
Customization is Key
There are many types of ultra high temperature furnaces that can be used in a range of applications. However, the best part about furnaces from Deltech is their capacity for customization. Deltech can ensure that your furnace meets exacting requirements, making them ideally suited for your application.
If you would like to learn more about Deltech’s range of ultra high temperature furnaces, get in touch with the team today.