Induction Heating Benefits the Environment
As we know, for industrial usage, to some certain purpose of heating, induction heating surpasses other traditional heating methods (such as open flame, convection heating, radiant heating, open flame heating or other heating ways). Why there are more and more customers begin to have an option in using induction heating instead of other heating methods? We have introduced many advantages of induction heating in the previous blogs. Today let’s talk about it from another new and different aspect — the environment. How does induction heating benefit the environment?
Induction heating is a GREEN process as it does not emit fumes or CO2 into the environment, emissions are controlled by the electricity generating company at one site and are easy to monitor. Induction heating systems do not burn traditional fossil fuels; induction is a clean, non-polluting process which will help protect the environment. An induction system improves working conditions for your employees by eliminating smoke, waste heat, noxious emissions and loud noise. Heating is safe and efficient with no open flame to endanger the operator or obscure the process. Non-conductive materials are not affected and can be located in close proximity to the heating zone without damage.
Reduced Energy Consumption
Tired of increasing utility bills? This uniquely energy-efficient process converts up to 90% of the energy expended energy into useful heat; batch furnaces are generally only 45% energy-efficient. And since induction requires no warm-up or cool-down cycle, stand-by heat losses are reduced to a bare minimum. The repeatability and consistency of the induction process make it highly compatible with energy-efficient automated systems.
Saved Electricity Expense
The result of only a small proportion of the material being heated, commonly less than 5% of the mass being heated to accomplish the required properties, then there is less energy consumed, overall, to heat treat the component when compared with conventional furnace heat treatment methods. Again due to the small areas heated there is a considerable reduced heat treatment distortion so much so that the majority of the components we heat treat are ready to assembly after heat treatment. Grinding costs can constitute 25~30% of the total cost of a component. Modern CNC lathes can turn components more accurately to size than they can be ground and with a better surface finish. Save money by specifying induction hardening.
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When all the above factors are considered, induction heating often proves to be the best and most profitable alternative for your parts and manufacturing process. We invite you to send your sample parts and process description to us for a free evaluation and system recommendation.
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