Months or even years of planning have gone into buying your company’s new thermal processing equipment. The executives have cut ribbons and pictures have been taken. Now the countdown begins; degradation starts as soon as the installation is complete and the equipment is turned on. The equipment is heading toward its first failure.
Happy May Day! Also known as Labor Day in some countries, May 1 marks the Chicago Haymarket protests that took place on that date in 1886, when 35,000 workers walked away from their jobs and demanded standardized eight-hour work days.
A number of processing steps in ceramic manufacturing result in the emission of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) such as acid gases (e.g., hydrofluoric acid, HF; and hydrochloric acid, HCl) that are released in the high-temperature firing steps of the manufacturing process.
Tungsten mesh has been in use for high-temperature furnace heating since the early 1960s. Tungsten mesh elements came into popularity because they were shown to be more durable than the earlier sheet-style elements.