HARPER INTERNATIONAL: Microwave Testing
Harper International recently announced that it is now offering microwave testing as part of its Ignite™ program in its Research and Piloting Technology Center. Microwave heating provides significant benefits over conventional heating because the material to be processed is the heating element, generating its own heat. Thermal conductivity is reportedly not an issue with microwaves. Another key benefit is a high equipment utilization ratio due to the drastic reduction in insulation of the furnace.
All non-metallic and electrically non-conducting materials can be tested in temperatures ranging from 600-1800°C. Applications include ceramic processing, powders, shaped ceramics, activated carbon, battery materials and food processing.
Harper’s laboratory team is available to support testing for a wide range of applications and materials. Testing can be performed in small batches to small-scale continuous processes in small rotary calciners or vertical processing reactors. With over 30 years of experience with microwave testing, Harper’s team of engineers aims to support customers’ unique material processes from the lab to full commercialization.