Induction heating is a green technology that conserves energy and increases production rates and efficiencies. The control offered by induction heating is unsurpassed. It is used in many processes in the energy industry, such as the thermal processing of metals used in wind turbines or the tempering of pieces used in solar arrays.
Consistent Heat Transfer
The electromagnetic field generated by the induction heater can heat materials extremely fast. Energy is evenly transferred from the coils to the material. There is no heat loss and no concentrated heat source like a flame, so the heat is fully controllable in both temperature and duration. Induction heating is ideal for manufacturing bolt expansion systems to exact tolerances for nuclear facilities or the construction of steel tubing for water transfer using a brazing process.
Nuclear power is one of many energy industry spaces with demanding specifications and a need for precise control. For example, geothermal energy requires distinctly specified pipes and parts, not to mention the complexity of turbine machining.
Understanding the induction heating efficiency and how to increase efficiency is essential to a manufacturer seeking to reduce power use and costs. Induction heating devices require an understanding of physics, electromagnetism, power electronics, and process controls, and we’re here to help answer your questions and find the right solutions.
Energy Industry Induction Heating Applications
Induction Heating: Nuts and Bolts, Silicone, Steel Pipe, Steel Shafts, Steel Assemblies, Steel Susceptors, Non-Magnetic Steel Tubing, Cutting Tools, Steel Coated Copper Wire, Graphite Discs
Induction Brazing: Pool Windings, Stator Windings, Rotor Windings, Evaporator Rings, Condenser connections, Motor, Generators, Transformer Bars, Strands, Rings, Wires, Short-Circuit Rings
Induction Annealing: Steel and Nickel Parts
Shrink Fitting: Rings, Gears, bearings