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Container glass Various installations in flint and coloured glasses, up to 2,500kW, for increased output and quality.

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Thailand’s BG Container Comment Glass to build 400 t/d furnace BG Container Glass (BGC), a subsidiary of Bangkok Glass, is to build a 400 tonnes a day furnace in Ratchaburi, Thailand at a cost of Bt2 billion ($58.8 million). Supasin Leelarit, Bangkok Glass executive vice president for the group, told The Nation newspaper the factory would support greater domestic demand for glass containers. It will also help overcome an energy shortage in the company’s factory in

Rayong, which is facing an inadequate supply of natural gas. The Ratchaburi plant will be completed and ready to start operations in the third quarter of next year. “As we want to supply our glass container products and services to our customers, we have to locate our factories in various areas where our customers’ plants are located. “For example in Khon Kaen and Prachin Buri, our factories are located next to our customers’, such as Boon Rawd and

Kratingdaeng,” Supasin said. BGC currently operates five glasscontainer factories in Pathum Thani, Ayutthaya, Khon Kaen, Rayong and Prachin Buri, with a combined production capacity of 3,335 tonnes per day or 1.2 million tonnes a year (around 4.5 billion bottles a year). Supasin said Bangkok Glass was ready to move forward with its strategies to enter different business segments across the Asean region.

Encirc to invest £50m in furnaces at Derrylin plant Encirc plans to invest £50 million to upgrade its Derrylin, UK plant and rebuild its furnaces. The furnaces will be rebuilt n 2019 and 2021 to accept natural gas which will be piped to Derrylin in a scheme called the Gas to the West initiative, reports the Impartial Reporter. The £250 million gas project will see the construction of approximately 200km of pipeline linking Coalisland,

Cookstown, Derrylin, Dungannon, Enniskillen, Magherafelt, Omagh and Strabane to the existing gas network. “Bringing gas in will help environmentally, it will help with our emissions and it also takes three large road tankers [of oil] off the road per day. But it means we will produce less glass because oil is more efficient at melting glass,” Encirc Managing Director, Adrian Curry, said.

“The complication is that we have to design our furnaces differently. We’ve worked very closely with Arlene Foster and her team a number of years ago and more recently with the gas providers to get to a point where everyone is certain this is going to happen because it does influence heavily on the decisions we make,” he added.

Welcome to the December 2017 issue of Furnaces International. This year’s Furnace Solutions conference welcomed more than 100 delegates to Stoke-OnTrent, UK to discuss the latest furnace technology across the glassmaking industry. The event announced upcoming projects and investments across the sector and highlighted the importance of future furnace efficiency. You can read the full event report on page 8. As Furnaces International gets its feet firmly under the table, we have been receiving more and more news and interest from companies working across the industry. With four more issues planned for 2018, it would be great to hear from any companies with innovations to share or announcements to make. All the best for the New Year! Nadine Bloxsome Editor, Furnaces International E: nadinebloxsome@quartzltd.com T: +44 (0)1737 855 115

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NEWS IN BRIEF

Momignies furnace rebuild

Gerresheimer has completed the rebuild of one of its furnaces at its Momignies, Belgium plant. The plant makes a diverse range of glass for the perfumes, cosmetics and beauty sector and operates two furnaces. One of them is the only furnace in the group that produces opal glass and offers a full portfolio to Gerresheimer’s customers. Opal glass can be used for segments such as spirits, food and household.

Vitro fire

A leaking furnace at Vitro’s flat glass site in South Middletown Township, Pennsylvania, USA caused a fire. More than 40 firefighters and emergency services attended the blaze. Despite the intensity of the fire, all staff were evacuated and accounted for with only one injury reported.

SOLO Swiss appointment

David Salerno has joined SOLO Swiss as Head of the new group division “Standards & Services.” As a Member of the executive committee, he will be in charge of developing BOREL activities (furnaces and standard ovens for laboratories and industry) and services (after-sale services, metallurgical training & consulting, management system and 4.0 Industry). David Salerno, materials science engineer, provided before the general direction of SAFED in Switzerland, Germany and France and has a long experience in sales and project management in the automotive industry, particularly into MAHLE Motorkomponenten Switzerland and Federal Mogul in France and Germany. SOLO Swiss manufactures atmosphere furnaces for metal heat treatment since 1924, which are sold worldwide.

Novelis-Kobe South Korean Joint Venture Includes Pusher & Annealing Furnaces A new aluminium rolling entity located in the industrial hub of Ulsan, South Korea, is the result of a global joint venture project designed to support the increasing demand for highstrength and lightweight aluminium for automotive and specialty products including electronics and building materials in Asia. This comes four years after a major expansion at the site that included a new threestand hot finishing mill, as well as a pusher furnace and annealing furnaces. Ulsan Aluminum Ltd. was formed by Novelis, the world leader in aluminium rolling and recycling, selling to Kobe Steel, a producer of aluminium rolled products in Japan,

its ownership interest in its Ulsan, South Korea, facility for $315 million. Novelis and Kobe Steel together own the Ulsan Aluminum Ltd. facility, with each company remaining responsible for its own metal supply and commercial relationships. All 600 employees at the plant are now employed by Ulsan Aluminum. Novelis’ interest in Ulsan Aluminum will remain a key part of its Asian manufacturing interests, which also includes the Yeongju facility in South Korea and the Changzhou facility in China. “This strategic partnership further supports Novelis’ continued commitment to growth in the Asian automotive industry and creates new capabilities

to meet the increasing demand for aluminium sheet,” said Sachin Satpute, President of Novelis Asia. “Through an increase in operational efficiencies and process enhancements, this partnership will provide our global customers greater access to the numerous benefits of aluminium.” “Ulsan Aluminum is committed to providing first-class rolled aluminium products and services to benefit our customers in the region. We will continue to operate with a high-quality and safety-first mentality, and will support the local market with innovative aluminium products,” said Jerry Quick, President and CEO of Ulsan Aluminum Ltd.

Basics of Combustion in Glass and Defect Analysis This one day training course will be held on Thursday 11th January 2018 at The Society of Glass Technology, Chapeltown, Sheffield and is aimed at Batch and Furnace department and associated personnel. The primary audience is furnace operators, supervisors and supporting staff in Environmental, Maintenance, Engineers and related Suppliers. Upon completion of the workshop

participants should be; - Aware of basic combustion technology within the context of energy utilisation and emissions legislation; - Able to describe the basic processes of burner adjustment for good furnace operation; - Confident in applying a troubleshooting and combustion optimisation processes; - Able to relate the

identification of glass defects to indicators of furnace operation; - Aware of oxy-fuel and emerging burner technologies. As a result of recent emission legislation many plants have to meet increased emissions limits specifically for NOx. In many companies there are only one or two personnel who know how the current Low NOx

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Six EAF Consteel® Evolution Plants for Tenova in China

Over the last eight months, Tenova has been awarded important contracts for a total of six Electrical Arc Furnaces (EAF) Consteel® Evolution in China. Steelmaking industries in China are starting to use a different approach in their business in China, converting their steel shops plants with EAF technology. In order to improve the reduction rate

of CO2 emissions promoted by Chinese government, the Chinese steelmakers are starting to increase the share of electrical steelmaking in comparison to Blast Furnace (BF) or Basic Oxygen Furnace (BOF). This trend is evidenced by the strong interest for Tenova EAF Consteel® Evolution. The awarding of the

above mentioned contracts underlined the recognised advantages for this technology that, in terms of steel making from scrap, allows savings in electrical consumption, high productivity, high quality steel, protection of the environment and safety. Chinese producers are recognising Tenova EAF Consteel® brand for its reliability in production

and in project schedule. Thanks to the continuous improvement in research, Tenova Consteel® system is the only fully tested industrial process, with more than fifty plants in operation, that continuously pre-heats and feeds metallic charge to the EAF, while simultaneously controlling gaseous emissions. “In China we have acquired an important market share in steel making, thanks to our capability to cope with the customer’s requirement of fast-track projects and the proved track record of successful installations. EAF Consteel® is a leading technology for Tenova that continues to be attractive for the steel making sector, and, during this year, we have acknowledged a renewed interest for this technology both in Europe and in the North America.” said Paolo Argenta, Senior Vice President Tenova Metals.

Melting Furnaces, Troubleshooting burners work and have the confidence to adjust burners. This is frequently the highest single point of energy utilisation on a glass plant. The primary goal of the morning session is to give all operators a basic understanding of combustion and burner adjustment for good furnace operation with confidence to start the troubleshooting or optimisation process. CelSian will present a

one-hour presentation on the basics of glass defects arising from the furnace since this is often what highlights the existence of a combustion problem and GTS will provide a one hour practical workshop session on defects analysis and include a tour of their laboratory. To conclude there will be an overview of oxy-fuel and other new technology.

Cost: £475 plus VAT per person including lunch and refreshments. A certificate of attendance will be provided and pdf of critical slides. (Discount £398 plus VAT for Members of the Society of Glass Technology, British Glass and Glass Trend). Contact scecombustioncourse@gmail.com to reserve places or for further details.

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Mexico-based furnace manufacturer acquires PA heat treat equipment supplier An international manufacturer of industrial furnaces, ovens, ceramic kilns, and combustion systems, based in Monterrey, Mexico, recently announced the key asset acquisition of a Pennsylvania-based supplier of industrial furnace and process-heat treating equipment, broadening its offerings to the steel, aluminium, and alloy industries, and ultimately user industries such as steel,

heat treatment, aerospace, automotive, and oil and gas. Nutec Bickley expands its operations by bringing on board Olson Industries’ line of equipment to secure access to larger projects for the Metals Business Unit and consolidating its position in the North American market. As part of the transaction, Bryan Kraus (President and Owner of Olson Industries), will be engaged in Nutec Bickley’s

Metals BU, providing guidance and assistance in related activities such as technical sales and engineering. “We are very excited about Olson Industries and Bryan Kraus joining the Nutec Bickley family,” said Nutec Bickley President, Daniel Llaguno. “Applications such as large rotary-hearth furnaces, and peripheral equipment such as quenching systems,

manipulators, robots, and conveyors will now be a standard offering from us,” confirmed Daniel Llaguno. “If you couple that with Nutec Bickley’s state-of-the-art facilities, highly experienced staff, and constant focus on customer satisfaction, you can see that there is indeed a very powerful value proposition on offer to both existing and new customers.”

Arconic expands capacity Arconic Inc. has announced plans to install a new horizontal heat treat furnace at its Davenport Works facility in Iowa. This new furnace will enable Arconic to heat treat longer and thicker plate than ever before,

including material for Arconic’s recently installed Thick Plate Stretcher, which began commercial production this year and is the largest thick plate stretcher in the world. Need for thick aluminium plate is growing, particularly as

demand for composite wings, made with monolithic thick plate wing ribs, increases. “This investment will help meet both existing and future customer demand,” said Tim Myers, President, Global Rolled Products

and Transportation and Construction Solutions. “With this new capability, we will meet increasing demand for plate used for aircraft wing ribs, skins and other structural components, particularly in single-aisle builds. “

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SMS group to supply walking beam furnace to Forjas Iraeta Heavy Industry SMS group received a new contract from Forjas Iraeta Heavy Industry, S.L. (GRI Group), Spain, for the supply of a new 30-ton-per-hour walking beam furnace to be used upstream of the existing breakdown mill for flange production. The goal of the project is to install furnace technology for proper and optimal reheating of a wide range of products: the charge will include blooms from 200 to 500 millimetres square and round blooms from 300 to 700 millimetres in diameter, in lengths between three and five meters. SMS group engineers found the right technological formula to fit the new furnace into the existing, confined space and reuse the existing equipment as much as possible in order to meet the customer’s budget requirements. According to the tight schedule of this turnkey project, production is to start twelve months from contract signing. The fact that Forjas Iraeta Heavy Industry has again chosen SMS equipment is proof of SMS group’s reliability in brown field projects. The project includes the latest of technical solutions to handle the wide range

of products and meet the customer’s requirements in terms of fuel consumption, pollutants emission and furnace operation. SMS

group will be responsible for integrating the new furnace into the existing rolling equipment and automation system, and will modify the

existing water treatment plant to meet the new requirements of the new furnace.

BIFCA Safety & Standards Seminar announced The 2018 BIFCA Safety and Standard Seminar will be held at the National Metalforming Centre, West Bromwich on the 22nd March 2018. Lunch and refreshments are also included. Confirmed Presentations are: · A Practical Approach to Health & Safety on Installation Sites. Colin Bloor, Engineering Compliance Manager – Almor Limited · European, British Standards and Regulation – Post Brexit. Danny Brennan – DB Gas More details can be found at www.bifca.org.uk 7 www.aluminiumtoday.com/furnaces/


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Global delegates attend Furnace More than 100 delegates from around the globe attended this year’s annual Furnace Solutions event, including Glass International’s Greg Morris. The combined conference and training day in the UK saw delegates attend from Japan, Turkey, USA, Germany and the UK where they heard a variety of papers about the use of furnaces in glassmaking. Delegates were from furnace suppliers and glass manufacturers and included technology suppliers such as Parkinson Spencer Refractories, Teco, Zippe, Fives Stein, CelSian, and FIC UK as well as glassworks such as Verallia, Stolzle Flaconnage, Drujba Glassworks, Beatson Glass, Allied Glass, Bormioli Luigi, Guardian Glass, Nippon Electric Glass and Ardagh Glass. More than 100 people attended the event, which was once again held at Lucideon, Stoke-on-Trent, UK.

Sisecam’s Corporate Energy and Environmental Manager, Tunc Goruney, won the Michael Garvey award for the best paper at the conference. His paper, titled Pushing the Envelope of Waste Heat Recovery in Oxy-fuel Tableware Furnaces, outlined a project at Sisecam’s 200 tonne per day furnace in Targovishte, Bulgaria. The project was co-funded by a €1.7 million grant from the European Commission LIFE programme and also included a technology partner, Air Liquide. His paper discussed waste heat recovery from an oxy-fuel furnace via the implementation of reactant preheating technology.

The technology has already been validated by several applications to extend the benefits of oxy-fuel combustion in tableware and float furnaces. Mr Goruney reported up to 8% natural gas savings and in excess of a 90% NOx reduction compared to an end-fired regenerative air-fuel furnace. Michael Garvey was a former Guardian Glass engineer who tragically died in a climbing accident just days after the 2008 Furnace Solutions event. There were 11 papers throughout the day-long conference, each of 30 minutes duration.

Glass Futures The conference had started with a joint-

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More than 100 delegates attended Furnace Solutions this year. Photo credit: SGT

Solutions conference and training Michael Garvey award winner Mr Tunc Goruney (left), with Melting Technical Committee Chairman, Nigel Longshaw.

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It will offer apprentieships in batch and furnace, forming and in surface coating. It will also provide Virtual Reality to help provide training with IS machines, for example. Although based in the UK the two speakers emphasised that the centre will be available for use by the entire global glass industry. About £5 million in funding has been secured from the UK government. The site is planned to open late next year.

Radar technology

Mr Richard Stormont, Electroglass Managing

Martina Jezikova, of Glass Service.

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presentation from Dr Richard Hulme of Guardian Glass and Dr Nick Kirk of Glass Technology Services (GTS). They spoke about the Glass Futures project in the UK, which is a not for profit organisation created and owned by the glass community. The £20 million project will be based at the Magna site in Rotherham, UK. Dr Kirk told the audience that the project is the brain-child of the British Glass association and its aim is to provide a facility that will be a centre of glass excellence and deliver R&D, innovation training and up-skilling. “It is a global platform for growth, innovation and training for the whole glass community,” said Dr Kirk. “It is an ambitious project that is making progress,” he added. It is backed by a consortium of glassmakers and suppliers including Owens-Illinois (O-I), Encirc, Guardian Glass, Teco, Siemens, Leeds University Hallam University and Swarovski. At the heart of the project will be an oxy-fired furnace producing 30 tonnes of glass per day for windows, bottles and fibre glass. The furnace will have two feeds for both flat and container glass investigation. Dr Hulme said the project was for the industry by the industry. It would provide the industry with an opportunity to try out new ideas without risk to production.

Dr Hulme said: “In many ways Glass Futures is an extension of the Society of Glass Technology itself. We want people to talk together and discuss common problems and find common solutions. They can compete in the marketplace on service and price, but can sort out the technology and the science together.” Guardian operates 26 float lines around the world and the cost of lost production is high. This cost limits what it can do when it wants to try new technology. “We can’t always do the experiments we would like to, furnaces are very complex and some of the things we’d like to isolate, we cannot do very easily. Glass Futures can help us reduce the risk of development.” Dr Kirk said Glass Futures is an innovation, technology, and training and research centre all in one. It is a space where academia and industry can bridge the gap and work together. It is somewhere where new products and processes can be developed on an industrial scale and where the British Glass decarbonisation roadmap of 2050 can be delivered. “We also hope to help develop the next generation of glassmakers here. How do we make the industry more exciting? We are competing against the aerospace and automotive industries for example in high-tech engineering so we have to make our industry exciting.”

Yakup Bayram of US company PaneraTech discussed how radar-based sensors could optimise furnace life. An abridged version of his paper appeared in Glass International’s June issue, page 40. He discussed how radars had evolved from applications in military defence, to detecting cancers, to use in the glass industry. PaneraTech, alongside industry partners, has pioneered the use of radarbased sensors to measure refractory thickness and detect early stage glass leaks into sidewall and furnace bottom insulation. Radar technology is a non-invasive technology, he said, that operates from outside the furnace to determine wall thickness and assist manufacturers in maintaining their furnaces in order to increase life span. The company’s technology had been validated with blind trials at container, float and tableware furnaces. Horn COO of R&D Technology Christoph Jatzwauk discussed Furnace Design and Equipment for Extended Furnace Life. The performance of modern furnaces in Western Europe is optimised to almost its maximum. The potential for further improvement to increase the efficiency of furnaces is low. Various solutions have been discussed to increase furnace efficiency, one of those is the construction of a mega end-fired furnace. He used the example of a 175m2 melting area furnace of up to 700 tonnes per day. The furnace is fuelled by LNG, HO and Petcoke and has four boosters of 1500kVA. It has several special features. For example the flue gas channels in the basement of the regenerator are not situated in the end face but on the sides, similar to a cross-fired furnace. Previous Michael Garvey award winner Joaquin de Diego, of Praxair, gave an update on the company’s Optimelt

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technology. Mr de Diego won the award at Furnace Solutions 2015 for his paper about the Optimelt technology in use at Pavisa’s plant 50 tonnes a day furnace in Mexico. The technology uses conventional regenerators and endothermic reforming reactions between fuel and recycled flue gas to recover flue gas exhaust heat Now the Optimelt thermochemical regenerator process is being implemented in Libbey tableware manufacturer’s plant in Leerdam, The Netherlands, supported by a LIFE grant from the EU. An abridged version of his paper appears as an article in Glass International July/August on page 75.

Regenerators Fosbel’s Business Unit Director for Europe, Joe Mackintosh, discussed Regenerator Maintenance. The regenerators are the heart of a furnace and as such are a vital part of the overall glass melting process. He described how there has been a move in recent years to maximise furnace life and extract as many benefits from the furnace as possible. This has placed a stress on regenerators, as well as other parts of the furnace. Fosbel has put together a series of solutions to the common problems seen on regenerators as they age. These include wall replacement, crown over-coating, chequer top cleaning, blockage removal, by-pass installation and re-packing. Mr Mackintosh described how some of the problems can be addressed. A technical article from Mr Mackintosh, which addresses these issues, can be found in this issue, page 86.

Electrical melting Electroglass Managing Director Richard Stormont discussed Electrical Energy in Glass Melting and Conditioning. His paper explained some of the reasons why electric melting and conditioning systems are widely used despite the apparent cost differential. Electricity is expensive and in most regions of the world electricity might be between two and four times the cost of gas or oil, per unit of energy. So what are the benefits of using electricity as a source of energy in glass melting and conditioning processes? The key factor is process energy efficiency. In almost every fuel-fired furnace, more energy is lost to the environment in direct losses from the furnace structure and heat lost in the combustion gases, than actually goes into melting the glass. In a cold-top all-electric

Praxair’s Mr Joaquin de Diego.

Fosbel’s Mr Joe Mackintosh.

melter, there are no combustion gases and associated losses, and heat losses through the batch blanket and furnace superstructure are low, with typical superstructure temperatures of little more than 100oc. This in particular is where production unit size and furnace capacity are extremely important. A typical 250 tonnes per day fuel-fired furnace might have a thermal efficiency of at best say 45%. That is, 45% of the total energy input goes into melting the glass and 55% is lost. However, in a small fuel-fired furnace of say 30 tonnes per day capacity, that thermal efficiency may drop to 20 or 25%. In other words, 75-80% of total fuel energy input is lost, making melting energy cost per tonne of glass very high. A well-designed 250 tonnes per day all-electric melter will have a thermal efficiency of about 85%, with only 15% of heat energy input being lost. As furnace size decreases the energy efficiency of electric melters remains high, and a welldesigned 30 tonnes per day all-electric melter will still have a thermal efficiency of over 70%. Looked at another way, for a furnace of 250 tonnes per day capacity a fuel-fired furnace may use twice as much energy as the same size of electric melter. In simple terms of energy cost alone, if electricity is more than about twice the cost of fuel per unit of energy, a fuel- fired furnace of this

size is likely to be the economic choice. For smaller furnaces, often appropriate for tableware, cosmetics containers and other more specialist products, the picture is different. For a furnace of say 20 tonnes per day capacity, a fuel-fired furnace may use approaching four times the amount of energy than the same size of electric melter. As a rough guide, where the cost of electricity per unit of energy is about three times the cost of the same amount of gas energy or less, then purely on the basis of melting energy costs, electric melting is likely to be the economic choice for furnaces up to around 40 tonnes per day. Other papers were given from the Czech republic’s Glass Service, Holland’s CelSian, France’s Sefpro and by Mark Bennett of Ametek Land, who discussed Infrared Temperature Measurement in the Glass Melt Tank. He described a new Near Infrared Boroscope which provides a truetemperature radiometric image, so live temperature values can be obtained from >324,000 pixels. An abridged version of this paper is in this issue, page 41. The Furnace Solutions papers are now available from the Society of Glass Technology’s (SGT) website, www.sgt.org (log-in required). The next Furnace Solutions training day and conference is due to take place on June 6 and 7, 2018 at the same venue. www.furnacesolutions.co.uk for details.

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A vision for 2050:

an 81% reduction in glass furn

Germany has ambitious plans to reduce its glass furnace energy consumption by 81% in 20250 compared to 2010. Christiane Nelles* of BV Glas association explains how the industry plans to achieve this.

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While the political aim of a reduction of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Germany in the range from -80% to -95% in 2050 has been set, authorities, industry and non-governmental organisations try to map out pathways on how to transform

society and industry in becoming almost GHG-neutral. In 2013, the German federal environmental agency (UBA) published the ‘Germany in 2050 – a greenhouse gasneutral country’ study, which analyses

all the relevant sources of emissions of greenhouse gases, described in the German National Inventory Report (NIR). The study describes the technical measures required to achieve a greenhouse gas reduction of 95% in the middle of

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nace energy this century compared to 1990. It does not include an evaluation of the costs or describe the policy instruments needed. In this vision of Germany in 2050 energy produced is totally GHG-neutral. Only 14 million tonnes of CO2 equivalents are left to industrial processes and the biggest share of the 5% emissions left goes to the agricultural sector with 35 million tonnes of CO2-equivalents. The glass industry is one of ten industry sectors focused on in the projections, due to its high-energy intensity. In 2015, the glass production sector in Germany employed around 54,000 people at 405 sites with a production of 7.5 million tonnes and a turnover of €9.2 billion. Today, 73% of the glass sector’s energy use in Germany is covered with natural gas (about 13.5 TWh) and around 22% with electricity (about 4TWh). Heavy fuel oil has virtually ceasesed to play a role in the glass sector’s energy supply with only 4%. Other energy sources add up to 1%. In addition to CO2-emissions from gas and fuel, around 20% of process emissions derive from the decomposition of the carbonates in the batch. A target scenario, with a German glass industry producing glass at today’s productions levels with 81% less final energy has been developed, using technical improvements and resource efficiency gains. The study explains that a combination of a higher cullet use, recovery of waste heat and full electrical melting could lead to a minimum of CO2-emissions emitted during glass melting.

More requirement Every 10% of cullet added to the raw material reduces the energy demand for melting by 2-3% and CO2-emissions by 2.4-3.6% (the reduction of process emissions taken into account). Cullet is a highly valuable basic material for glass melting. In the container glass industry around 60% of batch raw materials is replaced by cullet. Under the assumption

of the necessary high quality, an even higher share of cullet would be possible for the production of bottles and jars, but the market for cullet has become tense over the last years. In the flat glass industry, the cullet usage rate is around 30%. Due to quality requirements of the flat glass in the building and automotive sector, mostly internal cullet, leftovers from the own production process or from refining processes, is used. The cullet share in mineral wool production amounts to 40%. In the processing of special glass there are limited opportunities to use cullet due to high quality requirements and a variety of different glass textures that make a recycling infrastructure barely possible. The study of the federal environmental agency aims at an average cullet rate of 60% in all glass sectors and therefore a reduction of the energy demand of the German glass industry by 15%. However, BV Glas performed a study that found the amount of cullet available for recycling in other glass sectors than container glass, too low to achieve this target. Flat glass products and special glass products are used over long periods of time in buildings, automotive and other applications and cannot be recycled like bottle and jars.

BV Glas action: cullet Bundesverband Glasindustrie (BV Glas), the Federal Association of the German Glass Industry, started a nationwide campaign in 2011 to increase the quality and the amount of container glass cullet. The aim is to consistently inform the consumer which types of glass should be put in the bottle bank and which types of glass products are not suitable for container glass recycling. The campaign flyer has been distributed more than 270,000 times during the last six years. More than 100,000 people visited its campaign website and the general reach of its recycling message in 2016 was 1.5 billion (figure 2, following page).

Enhancing energy efficiency The ‘Germany in 2050 – a greenhouse gas-neutral country’ study proposes to recover the heat released during the cooling process of the glass which leaves the forming process at temperatures of around 600 degrees Celsius. On the annealing lehrs the heat demand ranges between 180kWh per tonne for flat glass and 108kWh for container glass. Full electric melting is identified as the major greenhouse gas saving technique in 2050. Most glass furnaces today are gas fired with electrical boosting, the study claims that with a full electric furnace of 120 tonnes melting capacity per day the specific heat demand is less than 1MWh per tonne of glass, compared to 2MWh per tonne of glass with conventional furnaces. In electric furnaces, less diffuse waste heat is produced since the furnace crown is cold. However, no CO2 -emissions are only accountable if the electricity is produced a 100% with renewable energy sources.

BV Glas action: energy efficiency BV Glas is part of the ‘Initiative Energieeffizienz-Netzwerke’ an initiative of the federal ministry of economy to find 500 energy efficiency networks by 2020. Greenhouse gas emissions in Germany should be reduced by 5 million tons with the help of all networks. The networks meet regularly and discuss energy efficiency measures. At the end of the 2- or 3-year duration of the network, the CO2-reductions are monitored to make sure the efficiency aim could be achieved. BV Glas has already established three networks: ‘Rennsteigenergie’, a regional network with members of glass producing companies and companies from other industrial sectors; ‘GlasNET’, a network with glass producing and further processing glass companies and ‘Effinet@ Schott’, an internal network from the special glass company Schott. Companies exchange information on energy efficiency technics and projects

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at the network meetings, as well as the information presented by external advisors from scientific institutions or companies. The focus of the topics ranges from glass furnace design to compressed air and heat and cooling demand of factory buildings or offices. Special problems of the glass industry can be discussed and developed further, even with energy saving devices, such as LED lighting. This for example can cause a problem in glass factories where LED ceases to function when exposed to high temperatures above the glass furnace (Figure 1, first page).

Combination The UBA ‘Germany in 2050 – a greenhouse gas-neutral country’ study concludes, if switching to full electric furnaces in 2050 can be realised, the specific heat demand will add up to 0.8MWh per tonne of glass produced. This again will derive to only 0.68MWh per tonne of glass, with the help of the increased use of cullet. The authors claim that the heat demand for cooling the glass can be fully recovered. The final energy would be reduced by 81% per year compared to 2010, where 25.47TWh primary energy was required

for the glass industry as a whole. The total energy consumption of the glass industry in Germany would shrink to 4.8TWh electricity per year coming from renewable energy. Only a minor share of process emissions would remain.

is required. If the CO2-saving potential of glass products is taken into account, such as energy saving glazing, it demonstrates how much the industry already contributes to energy saving in Germany today, far ahead of the year 2050.

Conclusion

References

BV Glas regards the outcome of the study as a vision for glass production in 2050 that might be at some point of time technically achievable, let alone the crucial economic competition issues. Various taxes and levies on energy, especially on electricity, make for costly and energy intensive glass production. There are reductions on some cost burdens, such as the special equalisation scheme for the EEG apportionment, but they are only granted to a minor share of the glass producing medium-sized companies. Furthermore, the constantly changing laws and regulations, concerning energy and climate policy, cause insecurity in long-term capital-intensive investments such as building a glass furnace that costs several million Euros. A competitive glass industry on our path to a GHG-reduced glass production

1

‘Germany in 2050 – a greenhouse

gas-neutral

country’:

https://www.

umweltbundesamt.de/publikationen/ germany-in-2050-a-greenhouse-gas-neutralcountry 2

‘Germany in 2050 – a greenhouse

gas-neutral

country’:

https://www.

umweltbundesamt.de/publikationen/ germany-in-2050-a-greenhouse-gas-neutralcountry p. 38 3

‘Energy consumption of the German

Glass industry in 2015’: Statistisches Bundesamt Tab_02_205_WZ_231 4, 5,6,7,8 ‘Germany in 2050 – a greenhouse gas-neutral

country’:

https://www.

umweltbundesamt.de/publikationen/ germany-in-2050-a-greenhouse-gas-neutralcountry p. 189

*Advisor Energy and Climate Policy, BV Glas, Düsseldorf, Germany www.bvglas.de

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Larger capacity all-electric Andy Reynolds* discusses the opportunities for electric glass furnaces in container glass melting, stating that electric furnaces of up to 300 tonnes a day are likely. The future is bright, the future is clean, will the future be electric for container glass melting? As suppliers of electric melting technology and all-electric furnaces

we are often asked what maximum capacity is technically possible for an all-electric furnace. The standard answer is ‘there is no technical limit’. Perhaps this answer is too simplistic because

there are challenges to constructing and operating large all-electric furnaces. The breakthrough for electric melting technology will come when it can be considered economically viable for larger

Figure 1. All-electric furnace system (cold-top vertical melting).

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is low, and in many parts of the world generating electricity still produces sufficient carbon to determine that it is environmentally cleaner on a ‘global basis’ to melt glass by burning fossil fuel in the furnace. But things are changing – and quickly. In parts of the world, wind and solar power generation is tipping the balance in favour of electricity. This is true in parts of Europe and the US, and in other countries impacted positively by the percentage of electrical power generated by nuclear means. And what about on a ‘local basis’? Here things become interesting: Regional or on-site power generation by renewable means may result in a local producer seeking to use electricity. Several large glass plants in Europe are installing their own wind turbines (often supported by local environmental initiatives). In such cases using excess power internally may be more interesting than selling it back to the national grid.

Fossil fuel reserves are not unlimited. Even with the temporary reprieve provide by shale gas, over the coming decades the cost of gas and oil must rise. With the growth of renewable power, electricity cost will (in relative terms) fall. At some point, in the not-too distant future, electricity will become the favoured and dominant primary energy source for glass melting – it is inevitable.

Capacity limitations All-electric furnaces tend to currently be applied to ‘special’ glasses’ i.e. higher value with lower capacity requirements including borosilicate, high-quality cosmetic, tableware, opal and technical glasses such as high-alumina coverglass. In these markets, furnace sizes are restricted by production requirements rather than technical limitations, common furnace capacities range from 10TPD up to 100TPD with melt areas up to 50m2. Fibre and cellular insulation applications may warrant larger melt areas (the largest supplied by Fives Stein to date is 75m2 (160TPD). Large container all-electric furnaces of >200TPD have been built but with mixed results. Assuming the economics of energy costs can be resolved, what is the largest all-electric furnace possible and what would it look like? In preparation for the time when the opportunity presents itself, Fives Glass has potential solutions.

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Melt area A common design philosophy on power systems for electric melting is to position opposing pairs of electrodes (or groups of electrodes) connected on each end of the secondary transformers coils. The electrodes are placed on opposite sides of the melting chamber ‘fire’ across the tank. Heating is the result of the Joule effect applied against the resistive load of the glass melt. All-electric furnaces are often hexagonal (or round) to allow balanced 3-phase power systems with phases connected 120 degrees to each other. Rectangular and square furnaces are also used with a variety of connection configurations – all have the same philosophy of opposing electrode groups ‘firing’ across the glass melt.

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scale container production (where, of course, air-gas and oxy-gas technologies dominate today) and this requires that all-electric melting technology proves its technical credentials for furnaces in the range of 100 to 300 tonnes per day (tpd) and perhaps above. In most parts of the world, electricity prices versus those of gas or oil still governs that all-electric melting is only considered viable when technical considerations take precedence. For example, with glasses exhibiting volatile constituents (borosilicate), when no fossil fuel is available; or when local emission regulations add unacceptable cost to pollution control. The view that electric melting is ‘environmentally cleaner’ is true only if the carbon cost of electricity generation

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Electrodes can be installed horizontally (through the sidewalls), over-the-top of the sidewalls, or vertically/inclined through an intermediate shelf structure (Figure 1). This means of course, in all cases, as the melt area increases, opposing electrode separation increases. If the separation between ‘firing’ electrodes increases, then the electrical resistance is higher and applied voltages must increase. High voltages are not desirable but can be managed with appropriate safety precautions so in pure technical terms this cannot be considered as a restriction to size. Positioning electrodes in the furnace bottom is also possible and allows electrodes to be brought closer together even in large furnaces. However, such configuration is only suitable for lower quality glasses requiring less refining because convection currents driven by localised heating near electrodes

will extend to the furnace floor, thus diminishing residence times. Electrode heating effect It is significant that the electrical heating effect is concentrated around electrode tips (Figure 2) not distributed evenly across the conducting melt, a consequence of high electrical current density at the electrode/glass interface. The resulting hot-spots drive strong convection currents. It is these that are the primary mode of heat transfer through the body of the melt (rather than by the Joule effect itself). Intuition would suggest that in large furnaces, central regions may suffer from a lack of heat. This is not the case – at lease up to quite large areas. CFD modelling indicates that in a hexagonal shelf-type configuration, convective forces remain strong to the central region of the chamber even when electrodes are placed significant distances apart

(Figure 3). The central region of the furnace attains the required temperature distribution and melt-rate remains within acceptable narrow ranges. This configuration has been applied successfully by Fives to 40m2 (melting high-quality glass) and we are confident that a furnace of 60m2 and higher will achieve the same result. As an aside, it should be noted that there are electrode power connection options, which do not ‘fire’ across the tank but instead around it between adjacent electrodes. It is counterintuitive not to ‘pass

Figure 6. One solution to large scale production requirements (a modular approach).

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other shape, may need to be even deeper depending on quality requirements. Fives is considering the implications of depths in excess of 5.0m, perhaps utilising double-shelf arrangements.

current’ through central regions of the furnace. Since the main mode of heat transfer is via convention the heating effect is similar. This mode of connection can also lower the applied voltages required.

Residence times In fuel-fired furnaces, the glass melting processes occur in the horizontal sense, the division between melt and refining parts is established with thermal barriers, bubblers and even physical obstructions (weir walls for example). The aspect ratio of the furnace can be extended to lengthen the separation between charging point and throat. Short cuts to the throat can thus be prevented. In cold-top vertical melting it becomes more difficult. Whatever the melt area, at

some point on the glass surface batch sits directly above the throat and introduces the potential for short-cuts from the underside of the batch layer directly to the throat. Electrode orientation and the use of wall structures such as shelves can play a part in creating barriers in the vertical glass flow (a break in the flow currents is clearly visible in Figure 2). Increasing glass depth will help – although it should be appreciated that short cuts are possible even in deep furnaces if poorly designed. Figure 4 shows a CFD model of a concept rectangular furnace designed to study the problem under different modes of operation; an unwelcome short cut shown in the particle trace exhibits itself as an undesirable ‘peak’ early on the residence time curve (Figure 5). In the 40m2 application mentioned above the furnace glass depth extended to almost 4m. Such a depth brings design challenges such as control of glass ingress into critical joints particularly around the throat, although these are surmountable. Larger furnaces, whether hexagonal or

The future What if large hexagonal or rectangular furnaces prove too difficult? There is another obvious solution – the modular approach. There is already a proven melting ‘module’ with a capacity of 100TPD. It is known that with modern control and monitoring systems two such modules could be operated side by side to produce identical output melt characteristics, so why not link them together to produce one large system. Multiple melting production lines are not new (particularly in fibre production) – applying it to large scale production requirements for higher quality glass type is more innovative (Figure 6). Such an arrangement offers possibilities for maintenance and rebuild programmes allowing parts of the system to be repaired on the run. So, 100 to 300TPD all-electric furnaces are not just possible, they are probable and soon.

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Impact of high-emissivity coatings on heat transfer High emissivity coatings have been shown to enhance heat transfer in high temperature furnaces, reports Dennis Boudewijns*. Use of this coating can lead to energy savings, higher productivity, lower maintenance cost and lower capital cost.

An EmisshieldÂŽ high-emissivity coating is applied to the crown and superstructure in a glass furnace.

High emissivity coatings on furnace walls absorb incident radiant energy and reemit this energy across the wavelength spectrum, including emission through transparent windows in the spectrum. This spectral redistribution of emitted energy allows more radiant energy to pass through the combustion flue gas and be transferred to the furnace load. Data from successful applications of

a high emissivity coating technology showed fuel savings of 7-8% in a glass melting furnace and 5-15% in steel furnaces due to more efficient heat transfer. Production output was also enhanced in multiple applications.

Process efficiency High temperature furnaces are used in a variety of industrial processes. A key

to process efficiency and throughput is efficient heat transfer from flames to the process material. One technology that has shown to enhance heat transfer in high temperature process furnaces is high emissivity coatings. These coatings work as follows. For gas-fired furnaces, normal furnace refractories tend to reflect a majority of arriving energy back into the furnace

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flue gas at the same spectral wavelength at which it is emitted from the flue gas. This energy is then again absorbed by the flue gas, limiting the amount of energy transferred to the process load. High emissivity coatings on furnace walls absorb more of the incident radiant energy and re-emit this energy across the wavelength spectrum, including emission through waveband windows in the spectrum. This spectral redistribution of emitted energy allows more radiant energy to pass through the flue gas and be transferred to the process surface. Figure 1 illustrates the difference in radiant emissive power between the full blackbody spectrum and the absorption/ emission bands in combustion gases. Radiation that is emitted in the combustion gases bands, and then reflected from a low emissivity surface back into the gases, will be reabsorbed by the gases. Radiation that can be absorbed by a high emissivity surface and reemitted in a manner that more closely resembles the full blackbody spectrum will more efficiently transmit radiation between the gas absorption bands. Figure 2 illustrates the dependence of emissive power on different surface emissivities at a specified temperature. The blackbody surface is represented by an emissivity of 1.0. This is the most efficient emitter. A surface with an emissivity of 0.9 (say, a surface coated with a high emissivity coating) provides a relatively good approximation of the blackbody emission. A more typical surface emissivity of 0.4 from standard refractory or batting materials is a much less efficient emitter. Thus a typical surface not only reflects much of the arriving radiant energy back to the gases at wavelengths subject to absorption, but also emits what energy is absorbed on the surface less efficiently. A high emissivity technology developed by NASA to protect the space shuttle during re-entry was licensed to Emisshield, Inc., which developed a family of high emissivity coatings having service temperatures of 1700°C and above. Figure 3 illustrates surface emissivity as a function of temperature with and without the Emisshield® high emissivity surface coating. The coating emissivity remains nearly constant with changed wall temperature, whereas the emissivity of the uncoated refractory surface decreases with increasing temperature.

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High Emissivity Coating Field Applications

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Figure 4. Glass furnace schematic and temperature impacts of coating.

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A glass-melting furnace is used to melt a batch of recycled glass (cullet) by heat transfer from gas burners and hot refractory walls to the cullet and melt. The use of high emissivity coatings on the furnace walls can potentially increase the efficiency of heat transfer to the cullet and melt, resulting in reduced firing rates to achieve a molten state for the glass. The concept for this application is shown in Figure 4. When high emissivity coatings are applied to the hot face of the refractories in the furnace superstructure and crown, radiant and convective energy from the burners and hot furnace gases are absorbed at the surface of the coating and re-radiated to the cooler glass batch. The use of the coating increases the heat transfer from the flame and furnace walls to the furnace load. This results in lower wall temperatures, lower gas temperatures (including less energy loss via flue gas), and higher melt temperatures. Alternately, the same melt temperature is achievable with lower firing rates (i.e., lower wall and gas temperatures). An EmisshieldŽ high-emissivity coating was applied to the crown and superstructure in a glass furnace. This application is shown at the beginning of this article, to illustrate the impact of the coating on furnace heat transfer.   The impact of the coating is shown in Figure 5. The top curve of Figure 5 shows the energy consumption in the furnace at various cullet levels over the previous campaign. This plot confirms the well-established relationship that as cullet level in the batch is increased the energy consumption will decrease. These data points represent many months of operation at each level and thus are considered reliable for comparison to the energy consumption after installation of the high emissivity coating. The bottom curve is the energy consumption after the coating was applied to the furnace. Cullet levels in the batch were changed to be able to compare directly to the precoating energy consumption. Care was taken to spend enough time at each cullet level to be sure any change in energy consumption was real. Clearly the energy consumption is less after application of the coating. Although the axes are not labeled for proprietary reasons, the energy saving was in the range of 7-8%.

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According to the glass furnace owner, the coating was still providing energy savings after two and one-half years of operation. Since the application and data collection on this furnace, the owner has applied a high emissivity coating to other oxy-fuel furnaces and to one gasfired furnace. Furnaces identical to the one discussed here have shown a similar 7-8% energy savings while other oxyfuel furnaces have shown savings as high as 10%. Overall, the EmisshieldÂŽ highemissivity coating has been successfully applied to more than 130 glass furnaces

worldwide over the past seven years.

Main advantages in steel furnaces In the steel industry different types of heat treatment processes are used to create the desired properties for further processing. Radiant heat transfer is the overwhelmingly dominant heat transfer mechanism in many of these processes. Optimising the radiant heat transfer by coating the furnace walls with a high emissivity coating can be highly effective in all kinds of steel applications like coke batteries, blast furnaces (stoves), reheat

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furnaces or annealing furnaces. This leads to aforementioned benefits such as, amongst other, energy saving, doubled substrate life and increased production. If abrasion resistance or a reduction of contamination onto the refractory substrate is desired, high emissivity coatings that sinter during heat up can be recommended. Reheat furnaces where scaling is an issue can benefit from a high emissivity coating as the residence time is reduced because of increased and more uniform heat transfer. For indirect fired furnaces like radiant tube furnaces or batch annealing furnaces there are coatings available that adhere to metals after proper surface preparation. In these applications high emissivity coatings increase heat transfer to the load and can protect the coated metals from oxidation and carburization. Other metal elements used in steel making like water cooled EAF roofs, 4th hole elbows or rollers that wear from heat induced stress or thermal shock last much longer too if coated with a high emissivity coating.

To conclude The concept of how high emissivity coatings can enhance heat transfer

efficiency in furnaces has been reviewed. When evaluating the use of a high emissivity coating in any operation, it is important to understand how such coating should perform and what minimum requirements should be considered. A good specification sheet should be adopted and used while assessing and selecting which high emissivity coating is suited for your operations. For a high emissivity coating to preform properly, it must exhibit certain minimum capabilities. If your organisation utilises a good, industry accepted specification sheet, your high emissivity application project should result the following: 1. Extended life of the refractory substrates, burners and radiant tubes. 2. Increased production for same fuel flow by improvements in combustion. 3. An even distribution of heat on process tubes which will decrease bending and hotspots. 4. Elimination of oxidation and carburization of process tubes. 5. Reduced carbon emissions per ton of product made.

The enhanced efficiency can lead to increased process production and/or reduced firing rate (fuel) requirements in combustion-heated process furnaces. Modeling the behavior of high emissivity coatings can help furnace owners evaluate performance and operational impacts before application. Accurate simulation of the enhanced heat transfer from a coating requires spectral radiation calculations, which can account for both the absorbing/emitting bands and the transparent windows in the combustion gases. A CFD modeling software was run with spectral calculations to simulate an idealised furnace with and without an enhanced emissivity coating.

*Mr. Dennis Boudewijns is representing IPS Materials, an independently operating full-service coating company and strategic partner of EmisshieldÂŽ in Europe. Contact: Commercial Director, IPS Materials, Netherlands www.ipsmaterials.com

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Putting product carriers centre-stage Innovative product carrier concepts can save light metal foundries millions by massively reducing alignment work and energy costs, while increasing throughput and process reliability. Furnace builders often see product carriers as a necessary evil which is why the savings that can be achieved by using optimized carrier concepts are often underestimated. In contrast to conceived wisdom, StrikoWestofen (Gummersbach) pursues a holistic, process-oriented heat treatment approach in which the interplay of furnace system, quenching unit and product carrier is fine-tuned meticulously. This minimises rejects and energy consumption while at the same time increasing processing capacity. “This unique approach really makes a difference for our customers and has a substantial impact on their bottom line,” explains Rudi Riedel, manager of StrikoWestofen. Heat treatment is a complex multilayered process in the manufacture of light metal castings and forgings. Its importance has increased in the past few years, particularly in the automotive industry. Today, heat treatment is applied not only to heavily stressed components such as engine parts or wheel rims, but also to safety-critical structural components found in body and chassis. Heat treatment aims to optimize material properties such as ductility, hardness and tensile strength, as well as eliminating residual stresses. The process is carried out in three stages: solution annealing, quenching and ageing. Throughout all three stages the treated parts are mounted on product carriers. This is why product carriers are considered to be the starting point for the development of a heat treatment system at StrikoWestofen. Looking at the system holistically, they are at the very heart of any heat treatment process. “That’s why our team has completely redesigned the product carrier, built countless prototypes and carried out a large number of tests. The outcome is very promising,” Riedel says.

The resulting modern product carriers are designed to realise considerable savings compared to conventional models. These savings result from reduced alignment work, increased throughput, improved process reliability and a remarkably low

any distortions must be reduced through manual or mechanical alignment work. The cost arising from this alignment work can be considerable. But it can be reduced by using optimised product carriers: the special design of the frame mountings

Holistic approach: for StrikoWestofen (Gummersbach), product carriers are the centrepiece of any heat treatment process. Image: StrikoWestofen.

StrikoWestofen (Gummersbach) was able to reduce the weight of product carrier mountings from 4 kg to ca. 2.5 kg. This unlocks substantial annual energy savings. Image: StrikoWestofen.

energy consumption.

Reduced alignment work Heat treatment releases residual stresses which often lead to distortion of components. In order to match the tolerances specified by the end customer,

ensures an even transfer of the heat to the component and its uniform cooling using water, air or a mixture of air and water. Simulation, meticulous measuring and sophisticated heat treatment tests help to ensure consistent quality and precise design of the product carriers. “The

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Left: Less mass: weight-reduced frames allow shortened heating up and cooling down times. This saves energy and costs in comparison to conventional product carriers. Diagram: StrikoWestofen.

Below:Optimized product carrier concepts reduce alignment work. This allows customers to save millions in comparison to conventional product carriers. Diagram: StrikoWestofen.

additional effort is worthwhile as the reduction of costly alignment work alone can save our customers millions,” Riedel explains.

Repeatable processes and increased plant capacity Packing density and therefore throughput of the heat treatment system can be increased through fewer profiles and fixtures, which are also tailored to the component they are supporting. Modern additive manufacturing processes and precision measuring of each individual product carrier prior to delivery guarantee repeatability and stability of the heat treatment process. Instead of heavy frame profiles, StrikoWestofen relies on weight-reduced frames for its product carriers. This means less mass overall needs to be heated up and cooled down again, thus saving energy as well as dramatically reducing solution annealing and quenching times. Finally, the carriers are made from stainless steel instead of normal steel, preventing corrosion and surface rust and thereby increasing durability.

Product carrier optimisation in existing plants The holistic approach can be followed even with existing heat treatment plants: Product carriers can be optimised by newly developed product carrier systems with regard to component positioning and packing density. The aim is to reduce

component distortion while increasing profitability and plant capacity. The creation of all product carrier concepts is based on a detailed analysis of the flow pattern in the oven. Thus, the component is always ideally positioned in the product carrier. Many years of experience as well as the most modern simulation programs help to predict the components’ gradients for heating and quenching by imitating the flow around the product carriers in the oven or the air shower. The insights gained are essential for further development. Construction is carried out considering the mechanical loads of the basic beams.

Long-term and sustainable efficient product carrier systems In addition to the development and production of product carrier systems – consisting of a basic carrier and matching carriers with component holders – StrikoWestofen also offers setting masters. These are used for the repeatable and accurate adjustment of a specific product carrier in order to realise the long-term close tolerances of the component receptacles. A specifically defined position of the setting master on the product carrier allows the production staff to perform regular quality checks. That way, deformations or damages to the product carrier can be detected quickly and appropriate corrective measures can be initiated. Thus, the brand accompanies

its customers in the entire product carrier development process and is able to improve the component quality through precise and modular product carrier systems. This also reduces processing times and significantly optimises component handling for production staff.

A reliable partner worldwide StrikoWestofen supplies heat treatment systems and product carriers to customers worldwide. Well-known car manufacturers and leading automotive suppliers in Europe, North America and Asia have purchased heat treatment solutions from StrikoWestofen in the past year. Customers are guaranteed reliable service and spare parts support around the clock. As part of the Norican Group, StrikoWestofen can rely on the industry’s largest service network globally. This helps to ensure high uptimes and maximum performance of the heat treatment systems at all times. Rudi Riedel concludes: “Product carriers are an often underestimated but essential component of the heat treatment process. Innovative developments in this field make an important contribution to the reduction of the costs per casting and help our customers to maintain their competitive advantage in dynamic global markets”.

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Reheat furnaces

Accurate temperature measurement Richard Gagg* looks at the importance of accurately measuring the temperature of stock as it progresses through steel reheat furnaces. Most steel plants rely on reheat furnaces to provide stock with a uniform and repeatable temperature to their rolling mills. The aim of the reheat furnace is to create a tightly controlled heating trajectory for the stock as it proceeds from the charge entry to the discharge exit. Ideally for the best fuel efficiency the stock should achieve the desired temperature shortly before discharge. Reheat furnaces have evolved from simple pusher furnaces to walking beam furnaces. The walking beam design produces a much more uniform underside temperature that results in higher-quality finished products. Various fuels are used, usually dependent on local availability and price. With the growing importance

of emissions reduction, the industry has seen increased use of oxy-fuelled furnace designs that greatly reduce the formation of nitrogen oxides. These oxy-fuelled systems also are more effective at emitting energy to the furnace load. Regardless of the furnace design or fuels used, it is very important to accurately measure the temperature of the stock as it progresses through the furnace.

Traditional temperature measurements Thermocouples typically are installed through the furnace roof or walls to measure the furnace temperature in each zone. The furnace temperature is controlled based on those readings.

Models based on those thermocouple readings are used to infer the stock temperature as it progresses through the furnace. It is important to understand that the temperature measurements made by the thermocouples are not measurements of the stock, itself, but are measurements of the surroundings. When thermocouples operate for extended periods at elevated temperatures, their accuracy degrades as their junctions migrate. Thermocouples should be checked on a regular basis and replaced when they become out of specification or broken. As various products are heated in the furnace, care must be taken to understand and accommodate them. Delays or stoppages complicate models.

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Hot background 1160oC Pyrometer reading is the sum of the emitted and reflected radiation

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Radiation emitted from the hot surface

Radiation reflected off the surface from the surroundings

Hot product 1160oC

Hot background 1000oC

Figure 3 Hot product 800oC

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Figure 5 1.0µm image of the gas/oil fired furnace (top) and 3.9µm image, same furnace, transparent flames (bottom)

Some facilities try to compensate for variables by keeping the stock in the soaking zone for a longer period.

improve quality and reduce fuel costs. Pyrometer readings are a sum of the emitted and the reflected radiation from the stock. See figure 1.

Evolving temperature measurements

Soak zone

Non-contact radiation thermometers, also known as infrared pyrometers, have been used for many years to measure actual stock temperatures. A good understanding of the variables involved, as well as the availability of appropriate pyrometer types, is necessary before proceeding to achieve the most accurate temperature measurements. Once the correct pyrometer system is chosen, accurate stock temperature values can be fed to the furnace control model to

In the soak zone, the temperature is easy to measure. The surrounding furnace and the stock are at thermal equilibrium, and this environment effectively forms a black body. So, despite the material’s emissivity, the emitted component from the stock and reflected component from the furnace combine to produce an environment where everything within it has an emissivity value of 1.0. If the steel slab has a surface emissivity of 0.80 and the slab surface temperature is

1160 °C, then 80% of the energy of the slab will be emitted. Because Emissivity = 1.0 – Reflectivity (E=1-R) what the slab does not emit it reflects from its surroundings. So, in this example it is reflecting 20% of the energy from the 1160 °C surroundings. The pyrometer measures both the emitted and reflected energy, which when combined is 100% of 1160 °C, see figure 2. So, despite the native emissivity value of the steel the correct emissivity value to use in that black body environment is 1.0. Essentially any type of pyrometer capable of measuring that temperature range can be used and will provide accurate readings. Non-contact pyrometers will provide many years of accurate, drift free measurements.

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DEG.C. 0 10 20 30 40 50 700 23.19 27.17 31.75 36.98 42.95 49.74 800

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1100 5131 5239 5347 5457 5567 5678

5790 5903 6016

1200 6246 6361 6478 6595 6713 6831

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Pre-heat and heating zones In the first pre-heat zone, accurate stock temperature measurement is much more challenging. Cold stock is charged into a hot furnace environment, so the reflected component is very high. See figure 3.

Short-wavelength pyrometers Many end users have learned to use the shortest wavelength pyrometer available because its non-linear response is an advantage if emissivity or other radiated energy variations occur. However, the same factors that make a short wavelength pyrometer the best choice for hot products in cooler surroundings then become an impediment when measuring products in hotter surroundings. Errors Using Short Wavelength Pyrometers in a Heating Zone The error can be calculated if raw pyrometer scaleshape data (mV from the detector) is available. Furnace Wall Temperature (Wt) 1000 °C Product Temperature (Tt) 800 °C Product Emissivity (e) 0.8 Product Reflectivity (r) 0.2 The output of the thermometer will be: Vout = e x Tt + r x Wt. Using values of (e) and (r) and temperature equivalent values from scaleshape table for a 1µm pyrometer. The output of the thermometer will now be: Vout = 0.8 x 99 + 0.2 x 953. Therefore Vout = 269. Taking the calculated output of 269 and looking up equivalent temperature value from the scaleshape table for a 1µm thermometer will get a temperature value of 880 °C.

The error when using a 1µm under the above conditions is therefore + 80 °C. (see Table 1)

Mid-wavelength pyrometers With the Same Heating Zone Temperatures but Using a Longer Wavelength 3.9µm pyrometer The output of the pyrometer is: Vout = 0.8 x 2336 + 0.2 x 4100. Therefore Vout = 2688. The calculated output is 2688 and looking up equivalent temperature values from scaleshape table for a 3.9µm thermometer we will get a temperature value of approximately 840 °C. The error when using a 3.9µm under the above conditions is therefore + 40 °C. (see Table 2) The 3.9µm pyrometer with its more linear relationship between energy measured and temperature makes it inherently superior when background temperatures are higher than target temperatures. In either case, to measure true surface temperatures it is necessary to accurately measure the background temperature and then subtract its effects from the pyrometer’s reading. Fortunately, many modern pyrometers can accept a second background temperature measurement input signal from a thermocouple or even another pyrometer and then automatically calculate true surface temperature minus the effects of the reflections. See figure 4.

Furnace atmospheres If the furnace is fuelled with clean methane/natural gas, both the 1.0µm and 3.9µm pyrometers are unaffected by the products of combustion. However,

if dirty fuels are used, they produce significantly more CO2 and H2O. 1.0µm pyrometers may see interference from those combustion products. A welldocumented atmospheric window exists in a narrow waveband around 3.9µm in which the hot CO2 and H20 don’t emit, so a pyrometer operating at 3.9µm is unaffected.

Thermal imaging As quality requirements continue to increase, more companies are switching to process thermal imaging systems. These systems provide a high-quality image and are fully radiometric, enabling accurate temperature measurements within the scene. Measurement points, areas of interest and profiles can be placed on the live thermal images. In figure 5 are two thermal imaging cameras viewing the same reheat furnace, one operating at 1.0µm and the other operating at 3.9µm. This reheat furnace is using a relatively dirty oil/gas fuel. These thermal images show that the 3.9µm imager is unaffected by the flames. These process thermal imagers also feature secondary inputs, which subtract the reflected component. Process thermal imagers for furnace measurements feature through-the-furnace-wall borescope optics that allow a wide-angle view of the contents while only requiring a small insertion hole. Once installed, these process thermal imagers can operate continuously 24 hours a day.

*Industry Manager – Metals, for AMETEK Land

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Efficiency

Regenerating the Regenerators Joe MacKintosh* describes how regenerators are the lungs of a furnace and a vital part of the glass melting process. He describes the many innovations to maximise heat recovery and make furnaces more efficient.

Sometimes regenerators are overlooked when furnaces are considered but they provide an amazing service, allowing higher melting temperatures to be achieved leading to greater output. Coincidentally, as more stress is applied to the regenerators, life expectancy can diminish. If the regenerators fail the furnace cannot continue to operate without remedial action. The trend over the last 10-15 years has been to push furnaces to the limit of their economic life. This means to the point where either the cost of maintenance is prohibitive or thermal efficiency or glass quality become compromised. Couple this with the need for more tonnes from the same melting area and it presents a challenge to those companies offering any type of repair service. The result is that more innovative solutions have been developed to answer the call. Traditional repair techniques are considered here as well as recent innovations as they apply to the regenerators. Put simply a regenerator is a large box filled with heat transfer medium. There are two possible failures areas – the containment can be breached or the heat transfer medium can collapse.

Structure repair The structure can be treated both internally and externally. The major weak areas are the crown and the upper walls all of which are exposed to the highest temperatures in the regenerator (about 1350°C). The flow of gases in the regenerator never ceases (except for a few seconds at

Hanging bricks installed and area being consoli-

Completed repair

dated using ceramic welding Regeneration crown hole repair.

reversal) and gas velocity across a surface is a factor that leads to corrosion. In addition to this there are ‘dead’ areas in the corners of the chamber where the gas flow is almost zero, which can lead to an accumulation of alkalis in these areas subsequently promoting corrosion. Material choice for the upper walls and crown also plays a part in the process. Most chambers are either magnesite or mullite and several are built from silica. Much depends on the type of furnace and the glass being made – container or float. Each design has a balance of positive and negative properties all of which are considered when the original furnace is built. The various materials also bring different problems to bear. Recent times have seen a number of furnaces suffering from ‘saddle-back’ regenerator crowns and this has been attributed mainly to inferior creep resistance of the refractories used in the construction. In an end port regenerator, the dividing wall between two regenerators is the only wall in the entire furnace which does not have a cold face.

This makes it susceptible to creep (permanent deformation) and one of the main symptoms of this is a sinking of the wall followed by a sinking of the crown skews. This leads to the all-too-familiar saddle shape of the crown. Once this occurs it is impossible to reverse and the only recourse is to rebuild the crown. Typical damage to the upper areas of the chamber includes holes in the structure, general wear of the walls and crown and destabilisation of the target walls. Holes in the structure can be repaired using a variety of conventional techniques including hanging bricks for larger holes, patch material for sealing and Ceramic Welding for a more permanent repair. As with any repair the first step is to define the extent of the damage. Then the various options for repair can be listed and an economic evaluation given to each possibility. Factors such as the life time required, cost, the impact on production etc are all considered to reach a final decision. Based on the desired result, the required repair can be undertaken. Examples come from both ends of the

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repair spectrum. One repair was for a hole in the regenerator crown of a furnace due for rebuild four months later. An extensive and costly repair did not make sense so a quick application of gunning material enabled the hole to be sealed and the furnace continued in production without problems up to the scheduled rebuild. A second example was of a regenerator, silica crown which had thinned considerably (it was about 50mm thick over more than 50% of the surface area). In this case the customer wanted a more lasting repair so we elected to overcoat the entire crown using a zircon patch material. Additional skew channels were installed above the existing skews and the crown was overcoated from side to side to a thickness of 150mm. This created a self-supporting structure once the zircon material had bonded at temperature. The furnace went on producing good glass for a further five years. Occasionally the target walls can become unstable. Large furnaces are particularly susceptible to this because there are long runs of straight walls. The wall material also has an influence on performance because gradual deterioration of the brick over time can lead to dimensional changes which promote bowing of the wall in or out of the regenerator chamber. This problem is difficult to repair and in extreme cases where the furnace was not as old, we have replaced the entire wall

Partial checker replacement.

Checkers supported with cooled bars so blockage can be removed

section by section without interrupting production. This type of repair has to be well-planned and executed using correctly trained people.

Repairing the checkers A major challenge is to repair the checker work or packing area of the regenerator. Although structurally simple (it is essentially dry bricks piled on top of each other) it plays a vital role in the furnace operation, providing extra energy to ensure melting temperatures can be achieved. This structural stability is an

New checkers installed

advantage and disadvantage. On the plus side removing checkers from the top of the pack is straightforward and with the correct tools the bricks can be replaced. But trying to remove bricks from the lower levels of the regenerator can lead to a complete collapse of the checkers above. Cleaning rather than repairing is a common strategy to prolong the life of the checkers. This is usually achieved by thermal means. Either the furnace is fired from one direction for extended periods to

View of inside showing lance and camera in position

View from outside showing lance and camera in position

TV monitor to see what is happening

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effectively overheat one side of checkers, or burners are set at the bottom of the checkers to heat them from below. The main concern with this type of procedure is the risk of overheating and damaging the rider arches, which are critical components supporting the entire pack. A less intrusive procedure has been developed by our Italian partner that involves sand-blasting, from below, the debris from individual chimneys. Once enough chimneys have been cleared then the natural heating from the furnace will help to clear adjacent chimneys. The whole process is controlled using water-cooled cameras extended into the chimney. This prevents damage being incurred in sensitive areas. The technique has been used widely throughout Europe and continues to be refined and improved. Sometimes the checker pack is beyond cleaning and a more radical approach is required. If the damage is in the top few layers it is possible to create access holes using a chainsaw. Then, with watercooled plates and hooks, the offending areas can be cleared, ensuring that the debris does not block the chimneys below. This method has been used when inferior bricks have been laid in the top

settings and deteriorated. As mentioned previously, using the correct tools it is possible to reset the top layers providing the brick quality allows this. As we move down the chamber the challenges increase in complexity and require careful planning before an attempt at intervention. One ingenious technique actually allows the middle section of the checkers to be repacked while leaving the top section untouched. Furnace operators are aware of the condensation zone in the checkers, where the alkalis and sulphates carried in the waste gas, come out of their gaseous form and create viscous and corrosive glasses which deposit on the checker bricks. This build-up reaches a point where the entire checker work is blocked. The technique only works for chimney blocks which have the ‘mouse-hole’ in them, since it relies on these holes to create a channel across the entire chamber. Water-cooled rods can be fed through the ‘mouse-holes’ and anchored on the far wall to create a support structure for the checker blocks above the area. Once the upper section is secured the area in the middle where the blockage

has been identified can be demolished and re-packed with new checker blocks. These are built up to the underside of the supported blocks before the supports are carefully removed. All this can be performed while the furnace continues to operate albeit at a reduced capacity. Once the re-pack is completed the furnace can resume normal activity.

Summary Various problems in the regenerators have been described along with a number of options to manage repairs and allow furnace operations to continue. This can be either due to catastrophic failure at an early stage of the furnace life or a planned strategy to extend the normal furnace life. It has been shown that there are repair techniques available which can help in even the most critical circumstances – you have only to ask the right people - Fosbel.

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Crucible solution

Customised crucibles A global specialist in crucible and foundry solutions has developed new extralarge crucibles for aluminium casters, to hold very high volumes of molten metal.

The Molten Metal Systems (MMS) business of Morgan Advanced Materials has successfully developed extra-large ISO-pressed crucibles, with a capacity to hold up to three metric tonnes of molten metal. Morgan can also enhance crucible sizes to hold between six and ten metric tonnes of molten metals for specific melting requirements. This development has been made possible using one of the world’s largest Cold Iso-static Presses (CIP) and more than a century of expertise in material science and application engineering. A similar breakthrough has been made with Heat Treatment Containers (HTCs), with Morgan having successfully developed new customised HTCs for specific high temperature sintering applications. By evolving its capability to produce HTCs according to individual design requirements, Morgan is providing multiple benefits to customers including longer container lifecycles, improved productivity, and fewer rejections. Customised containers can also bring

energy savings made possible through reduced kiln temperature settings. Mirco Pavoni, Global Technology Director, Molten Metal Systems at Morgan Advanced Materials, says that the company’s enhanced range of crucibles and HTCs is already being well received by the global market. He commented: “The development of our latest crucibles and foundry products is a result of more than 100 years of experience in nonferrous metal melting and holding applications. Using the knowledge and experience within this business, we are uniquely positioned to engineer high performance raw material mixes, which result in excellent heat transfer and high erosion resistance properties, with considerably enhanced dimensional capabilities. This enables us to react very quickly to market changes, allowing us to continue to create value for our customers through superior material science, advanced application engineering, and a thorough understanding of customer needs.”

For further information, please visit: http://www.morganmms.com/AdvancedCrucibles

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Innovations

Hadeed signs for Tenova DRI system Hadeed Saudi Iron & Steel Company has signed a final acceptance certificate for the delivery, by Tenova, of a DRI-based furnace optimisation system for the Hadeed plant’s Electric Arc Furnace 5. Tenova’s i DRI technology project at Hadeed has already demonstrated its performance credentials by achieving a 1.42% yield increase, a 4.1% productivity increase, a 3.23% reduction on electrical consumption and a 1.6 min reduction on

Power on Time (PON). “As applied to the DRI process, the models are responsible to calculate the most important parameters used by the i EAF®control modules”, says Tenova, an international engineering company based in Italy. Working alongside the plant PLC, system performance was achieved through validation of several fundamental outputs, including: off-gas measurements

using EFSOP technology; a downstream analyser; temperature and off-gas flow sensors; furnace and auxiliary service automation; process modelling for realtime mass and energy balance; chemical energy control and optimisation of oxygen lances; and DRI feed rate control.

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Fives’ furnaces at Baosteel’s Zhanjiang steel plant The Zhanjiang integrated steel production complex in southeastern China’s Guangdong province was officially opened in August by Baosteel, China’s largest manufacturer of automotive steel. The Zhanjiang complex consists of a 1,550mm wide cold rolling mill with a pickling line, a pickling line tandem mill, a continuous annealing line (CAL), a continuous hot-dip galvanising line (CGL) and two silicon steel lines. The plant has an output capacity is 2.55Mt/yr of high quality coils, mainly for home appliance, general machinery and automotive applications and oriented for the highly demanding Asian market. Fives, a strategic partner of Baosteel, has

designed and supplied two annealing line furnaces and a galvanising line furnace for the plant. Stein Digiflex furnaces are being employed for a 700kt/yr continuous annealing line and a 270kt/yr galvanising line for a 1,550mm wide cold rolling mill. The continuous galvanising line was operational 165 days ahead of schedule, while the annealing line was advanced by 90 days and the cold rolling mill was also implemented ahead of schedule, says Fives. Stein Digiflex furnaces feature a new compact design and advanced combustion and cooling technologies, including the latest generation

AdvantTek WRT 2.0 combustion system. “Such combustion technology benefits from high recuperative energy efficiency, low NOx emissions and usage of sitegenerated fuels,” claims Fives. Fives has been providing technology in the field of high-quality strip processing lines and furnaces for advanced automotive and other high value-added steels to Baosteel for more than 25 years. Over the last 10 years, Fives has designed and supplied Baosteel with 13 strip processing lines and furnaces.

For further information, log on to www.fivesgroup.com

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Innovations

New ladle furnace for ArcelorMittal Temirtau Kazakhstan-based ArcelorMittal Temirtau has awarded SMS group a purchase order for the supply of a new 290-ton ladle furnace. The scope of supply, says SMS group, comprises the engineering, mechanical and electrical equipment and supervision of erection and commissioning of the furnace, gas cleaning plant, additives handling system and water treatment plant. According to SMS group, the ladle furnace allows precise control of the chemical composition and temperature of the liquid steel and slag, thus satisfying an important basic requirement for further process steps aimed at producing high-quality steel grades. It also functions as a buffer for the molten metal upstream of the remaining processing stations. ArcelorMittal Temirtau is one of the largest steel producers in Kazakhstan. The integrated steel plant at Temirtau has an annual crude steel capacity of 4Mt and produces hot and cold rolled steel, tin plate, galvanised steel and polymercoated coils, welded pipes, coke, and chemical by-products. Commissioning is scheduled for Q2 2018.

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The greatest scrap-event of 2018 in Russia Congress Park at the Radisson Royal Hotel Moscow *****

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The 14th International Forum “Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Scrap Metals” The 3nd Congress of Eurasian Waste Electrical Electronic Equipment Solutions Round tables and dicussions : recycling ofpaper, plastic, glass, rubber, oil utilization and etc

We also offer аdvanced training for the exhibition delegates who will become students of the best metallurgical university of Russia MISiS and will pass certification on the results of testing on recycling of scrap and electronic waste. The participants of the event are business titleholders and owners of the main stock material works, recycling sphere, shipment of the secondary materials, as well as works-consumers, producers of equipment and recycling technologies, traders, engineering and consulting companies, scientific-research and analytical organizations, representatives of public authorities, public organizations and international associations. The award ceremony of market leaders and winners of the national award “The Best in the Scrap Market” will be opened in lush surroundings, as well as awards in special categories such as waste handling market and other related industries. Organizers: National recycling association Ferrous and Non-ferrous scrap and wastes processors and vehicle recyclers RUSLOM.COM and the exhibition managing company is “Rusmet Events”, LLC. General Partner – Smart Resources. Sincerely, Organizing committee Web-sites: https://mir-expo.com/, http://lom.rusmet.ru/about.php Phone: +7 (495)980-06-08 Email: sro@ruslom.com and lom@rusmet.ru


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AFC-Holcroft 49630 Pontiac Trail Wixom, MI 48393, United States Tracy Dougherty T: +1 248 624 8191 E: sales@afc-holcroft.com W: www.afc-holcroft.com

Allstates Refractory Contractors, LLC 218-B Mechanic Street, PO Box 256 Waterville, Ohio 43566 United States Rick Smith T: +1 419-878-4691 E: info@allstatesrefractory.com W: www.allstatesrefractory.com

AFECO Heating Systems Plot No. F23 MIDC Area Gokulshirgaon Industrial Area, Kolhapur Maharashtra 416234, India Prakash Maladkar Ing. T: +91 982 205 6316 E: sales@afecoheating.com W: www.afecoheating.com AICHELIN Holding GmbH Fabriksgasse 3 2340 Moedling, Austria Harald Berger T: +43 2236 23646 0 E: marketing@aichelin.com W: www.aichelin.com AIF Engineering Private Limited B-18, Sector IX, Noida Uttar Pradesh 110019, India Sandeep Mathur T: +4208781 E: info@aif.co.in W: www.aif.co.in Air and Energy Systems, Inc 921 Matthews Mint Hill Rd Matthews, NC 28105, United States Bill Dudley T: +1 704-814-9221 E: bill@airandenergyinc.com W: www.airandenergyinc.com Air Products and Chemicals, Inc 7201 Hamilton Boulevard Allentown PA 18195, United States Marie Kistler T: +1 800 654 4567 E: gigmrktg@airproducts.com W: www.airproducts.com/metals Aircontrol Industrial, S.L. PS. Sarroeta 4, San Sebastián, Guipuzcoa 20014, Spain Ben Parhan T: +34 943445080 E: info@aircontrol-metals.com W: www.aircontrol-metals.com AJ Charnaud & Company (Pty) Ltd Unit 13, Cranberry Street Industrial Park, Laserpark, Honeydew Johannesburg, Gauteng 2170 South Africa AJ Charnaud T: +27 117 946040 E: marketing@charnaud.co.za W: www.charnaud.co.za Furnaces Directory 2018

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Almor Group

Daleside Road, Nottingham NG2 3GJ, United Kingdom Rachel Morrell-Swain E: sales@almor.co.uk W: www.almor.co.uk AMECO USA

4600 W 160 St. Cleveland, OH 44135, United States David Kloss T: +1 440-899-9400 E: Inquiry.Dept@ameco-usa.com W: www.ameco-usa.com AMETEK Land (Land Instruments International) Stubley Lane, Dronfield Derbyshire S18 1DJ, United Kingdom Richard Gagg T: +44 (0)1246 417691 E: land.enquiry@ametek.com W: www.landinst.com Andritz Metals Inc. 500 Technology Dr. Canonsburg, PA 15317, United States Jens Hebestreit T: +1 7245977823 E: metals.usa@andritz.com W: www.andritz.com Ant Furnaces 1500 Mariner Drive, Oxnard CA 93033, United States G Eric Gisonno T: +1 8773672025 E: egisonno@antfurnaces.com W: www.antfurnaces.com Arkema Inc. 900 First Avenue, King of Prussia PA 19406, United States T: +1 610.205.7000 E: arkema.usph-general@arkema.com W: www.arkema-americas.com

ARUN Technology 16 The Brunel Centre Newton Road, Crawley West Sussex RH10 9TU United Kingdom Lee Lythe T: +44 (0)1293 513123 E: sales@aruntechnology.com W: www.aruntechnology.com Ascon Tecnologic North America 1111 Brookpark Road, Cleveland, OH 44321, United States Rick Pelton T: +1 216-485-8350 E: info@ascontec-na.com W: www.ascontecnologic.com AVS Inc. 60 Fitchburg Road, Ayer MA 1432, United States Mark Sowerbutts T: +1 978-772-0710 E: sales@avsinc.com W: www.avsinc.com Bajjo Glass Industry PO Box 9425, Bajjo Village Seeta Mukono, Kampala, Uganda Henry Okumu ceo T: +7 88801451 E: bajjog@yahoo.com W: www.bajjoglass.net BDI Cooling Solutions Ramsden Court, Ramsden Road, Rotherwas Industrial Estate, Hereford, Herefordshire HR2 6LR United Kingdom Paul Adcock T: +44 (0) 1432 365000 E: info@bdicooling.com W: www.bdicooling.com Beck u. Kaltheuner Feuerfeste Erzeugnisse GmbH & Co. KG Dieselstrasse 3, Plettenberg North Rhine-Westphalia 58840 Germany Stephan Holze T: +49 2391 817-0 E: info@BEKA-Feuerfest.de W: www.BEKA-Feuerfest.de Bekaert Solaronics Z.I n°3 rue du kemmel, 59280 Armentières, France Charles Precheur T: +33 0320105949 E: sales.ncdcoating@bekaert.com W: www.drying.bekaert.com BEST - Balikesir Elektromekanik Sanayi Tesisleri AS OSB -Organize Sanayi Bölgesi 7. Cad. No:1, Balikesir 10050 Turkey Osman Aydiner T: +90 266 281 10 70 E: best@besttransformer.com W: www.besttransformer.com BOREL Swiss Grandes-Vies 25 2900 Porrentruy, Switzerland Arnaud Libis E: mail@borel.swiss W: www.borel.swiss Brasco International 650 Dutord, Bécancour G9H 2Z5, Canada Peter Nobre T: +1 819 380 8498 E: p.nobre@brascolinings.com British Industrial Furnace Constructors Association (BIFCA) The NMC, 47 Birmingham Road West Bromwich, West Midlands B70

6PY, United Kingdom Phil McCarthy T: +44 (0) 121 6016715 E: enquiry@bifca.org.uk W: www.bifca.org.uk Busch (UK) Ltd Hortonwood 30, Telford Shropshire TF1 7YB, United Kingdom Mark Sumnall T: +44 (0) 1952 677432 E: sales@busch.co.uk W: www.busch.co.uk BWG Bergwerk- und Walzwerk-Maschinenbau GmbH Mercatorstr. 74-7,8 47051 Duisburg, Germany Dirk Schaefer T: +49 203 99290 E: bwg@bwg-online.de W: www.bwg-online.com BWG Machinery Corporation 111 Haven Ridge, Peachtree City Georgia 30269, United States Joseph Heiman T: +1 770-969-9199 E: joe.heiman@bwgmachinery.com W: www.bwgmachinery.com Calderys 17/19 place de la Résistance, 92446 Issy Les Moulineaux Cedex, France Sébastien Duguet T: +33(0)1 41 08 11 00 E: info@calderys.com W: www.calderys.com Calderys Refractory Solutions 6th, Fidvi Towers, Mount Road, Nagpur MHR 440001, India Devendra Singh T: +91 9623452458 E: devendra.singh@calderys.com W: www.calderys.com Calderys Refractory Taiwan NO. 6-6, Hsing-Tien Road, Hsin-Nan Tsun, Kao-Shu Shiang, Ping Tung Hsien 906,Taiwan Franklin Hung T: +886 8 796 5562 E: taiwan@calderys.com W: www.calderys.com CAN-ENG Furnaces International Limited 6800 Montrose Road, Niagara Falls Ontario L2E 6V5, Canada Tim Donofrio T: +905-356-1327 E: furnaces@can-eng.com W: www.can-eng.com

F1 Cardinal Refractories Inc. 3385 Harvester Road, Suite #240 Burlington, Ontario L7N 3N2 Canada Paul Thibodeau T: +1 419 307-2184 W: www.stellarcanadainc.com Castolin Eutectic Ch. de la Venoge 7, 1025 St-Sulpice Switzerland E: info@castolin.com W: www.castoliln.com Cellaris Refractories India Limited Unit of Carborundum Universal Limited Plot # 8, CUMISEZ, KD plot, Ernakulam Dt., Kochi, kerala 683109, India K N Rajan T: +91 9994491827 E: rajankn@cumi.murugappa.com W: www.cumi-murugappa.com/ CFT Carbon Furnaces Technologies B.V. Curieweg 7, Spijkenisse ZH 3218 KJ, Netherlands Peter Van Varik T: +31181669050 E: vanvarik@carbonft.nl W: www.carbonft.nl Chapman Brack Contractors Ltd Faith Works, Club Mill Road Sheffield, South Yorkshire S6 2FH United Kingdom Paolo Perkins E: paolo@chapmanbrack.co.uk W: www.chapmanbrack.co.uk Charter Tech Limited Sandford Lane, Wareham Dorset BH20 4DY United Kingdom Paul Burns T: +44 (0) 1929 553000 E: paul.burns@charter-tech.com W: www.charter-tech.com

Chemtool Incorporated

801 W Rockton Road, Rockton Illinois 61072, United States Steve Smedberg T: +1 815-957-4140 E: sales@chemtool.com W: www.chemtool.com

Carbolite Gero Ltd Parsons Lane, Hope, Hope Valley Derbyshire S33 6RB United Kingdom Paul Birchmore T: +44 (0) 1433 620011 E: info@carbolite-gero.com W: www.carbolite-gero.com

CIMSAMEX Carretera a laredo Km. 16.5 Col Moises Saenz, Apodaca Nuevo Leon 66602, Mexico Jose Maldonado T: +52 (81)83852960 E: sales@chemtool.com W: www.cimsamex.com

Carbon International Ltd Brigg Road, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire DN16 1AX United Kingdom Tim Edwards T: +44 (0) 1724 280801 E: sales@carboninternational.co.uk W: www.carboninternational.co.uk

Clayton Thermal Processes Ltd Summerton Road, Oldbury Birmingham, West Midlands B69 2EL United Kingdom Rob Kirk T: +44 (0) 121 511 1203 E: rk@claytonholdings.com W: www.Claytonholdings.com

Carborundum Universal Limited – Electro Minerals Division PB No 1, KD Plot PO, Ernakulam Kerala 683104, India Rajan Kn E: RajanKN@cumi.murugappa.com W: www.CUMI-EMD.EU

CMI 38 Bd Paul Cézanne, Les Miroirs 78286 Guyancourt, France Roland Hequet T: +33 6 27010052 E: roland.hequet@cmigroupe.com W: www.cmigroupe.com November/December 2017

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F2 Cockerill Maintenance & Ingenerie (CMI) Avenue Greiner 1, 4100 Seraing, Belgium Luc Malpas E: luc.malpas@cmigroupe.com W: www.cmigroupe.com Colmegna Srl SIZIANO (Pv) Km. 8.440 Via Melegnano Siziano, PV 27010, Italy Davide Caprioglio T: +39-0382-617964 E: commerciale@colmegna.com W: www.colmegna.com COMBUSTOL Estrada Turística do Jaraguá, 358 São Paulo, SP 05161-000, Brazil Argemiro Sieiro T: +55 11 3906-3000 E: faleconosco@combustol.com.br W: www.combustol.com.br CONDAT

104 avenue Frédéric Mistral, 38670 Chasse-sur-Rhône, France Jonathan Labarre T: +33-4-78-07-37-11 E: info@condat.fr W: www.condat-lubricants.com Consarc Engineering Ltd 9 Woodside, Eurocentral, Holytown North Lanarkshire ML1 4XL United Kingdom S Robertson T: +44 (0)1698 730430 E: sales@consarceng.com W: www.consarceng.com Consolidated Engineering Company 1971 McCollum Pkwy NW, Kennesaw GA 30144, United States Jose Medina T: +1 770-422-5100 E: jmedina@cec-intl.com W: www.cec-intl.com Contego Safety Solutions Wearmaster House, Malthouse Lane Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex BN6 9LA United Kingdom Jim Lewis T: +44 (0) 1273 831800 E: info@contegosafety.co.uk W: www.contegosafety.co.uk Contract Heat Treatment Association Federation House, 10 Vyse Street Birmingham, West Midlands B18 6LT United Kingdom Alan J Hick T: +44 (0) 121 329 2970 E: mail@chta.co.uk W: www.chta.co.uk Control Instruments Corp. 25 Law Drive, Fairfield NJ 07004 United States Jeff Sampson T: +1-973-575-9114 E: sales@controlinstruments.com W: www.controlinstruments.com Couplings Company, Inc. 570 Bond St., Lincolnshire IL 60069 United States Mark Hildenbrand T: +1 847-634-8990 E: sales@couplingscompany.com W: www.brassfittings.com

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ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF COMPANIES Daniels Fans Ltd Dafen Industrial Park, Llanelli, South Wales SA14 8QR United Kingdom Stuart Lloyd T: +44 (0) 1554 752148 E: slloyd@danielsfans.com W: www.danielsfans.com Datsun Engineering and Construction Company C-12, Sai Residency, Vijay Nagar, Kalewadi, Pimpri, Pune, Maharashtra 411017,India Vinod Shinde Y T: +9561259309 E: datsunprojects@gmail.com W: www.facebook.com/datsunprojects De Winter Engineering BV Houweg 2, Elst (U), 3921DB Netherlands Ernst-Jan de Winter T: +31 318471735 E: dewinter@dewinterengineering.com W: www.dewinterengineering.com DEAR Sas Agent of Fives North American Combustion Inc. Corso Dante 203, 14100 Asti, Italy Dino Costa T: +39 3358190132 E: dinocosta@dearsas.com W: www.dearsas.eu Deepak Industries Harmesh APT,E-10,B-Wing, Borivali (W) Poinsor, Bhatt Lane, Maharashtra, Mumbai, India Prakash Shah T: +91 9833407823 E: coalcoke@yahoo.com W: www.pcf.co.in Denco Lubrication Ltd Ramsden Court, Rotherwas Industrial Estate, Hereford, Herefordshire HR2 6LR United Kingdom Stephen Hayward T: +44 (0) 1432 365000 E: steve.hayward@bijurdelimon.co.uk W: www.bijurdelimon.co.uk DiBenedetto Appraisal Services, member TDI Grp. PO Box 38591, 700 Blaw Aveneue, First Floor, Pittsburgh PA 15238 United States David DiBenedetto Sr. T: +1 412-826-4950 E: drd@tdigrp.com W: www.tdigrp.com DISMATEC Limited Omnia One, Queen Street, Sheffield South Yorkshire S1 2DG United Kingdom Michael Horsfield T: +44 (0)1142792618 E: info@dismatecglassplant.com W: www.dismatecglassplant.com DM Consulting via IV Novembre 1/A, Cervignano D’Adda, Lodi 26832, Italy Daniela Messina E: d.messina.dmconsulting@gmail.com W: www.fusiontec.eu DongYang A.K 47, Wonhapgang 1-gil, Yeondong-myeon, Sejong 30067 South Korea JongHoen Kim T: +82-10-3638-3727 E: jirungi903@naver.com W: www.dyakk.co.kr

Dukhiram Maurya Engineering. & Refractory Works (India) P. Ltd. B-304, Universal Business Park, Kamani Oil Mill Lane, Chandivali, Sakinaka, Mumbai Maharashtra 400072, India Rajnath Maurya T: +91 9820512934 E: info@dukhiram.in W: www.dukhiram-enggfurnace.com E2SL Energy House, The Stonerow Way Parkgate, Rotherham S60 1SG United Kingdom Robert Hall T: +44 (0) 1709 521144 E: emma@e2sl.co.uk W: www.e2sl.co.uk EBNER Furnaces, Inc. 224 Quadral Drive, Wadsworth, Ohio 44281 United States Herbert Gabriel T: +1 3303351600 E: sales@ebnerfurnaces.com W: www.ebner.cc Eclipse, Inc 1665 Elmwood Road, Rockford, IL 61103, United States Jim Roberts T: +1 815-877-3931 E: info@eclipsenet.com W: www.eclipsenet.com Eco Technical Ceramics Units 2 & 3 Waters Meeting, Britannia Way, Bolton Greater Manchester BL2 2HH United Kingdom Derek Sharp T: +44 (0)1204 533183 E: graham.bratley@ecotechnicalceramics.com W: www.ecotechnicalceramics.com Effmag Ltd. Tekniikantie 12, 2150 Espoo, Finland Jari Puhakka T: +358 407000482 E: sales@effmag.com W: www.effmag.com EGB Vacuum Ltd Unit 30, Earith Business Park, Earith Cambridgeshire PE28 3QF United Kingdom Edward Barnes T: +44 (0) 1487 840123 E: Sales@egb-vacuum.co.uk W: www.egb-vacuum.co.uk EGETRAC entreprise de genie civil equipement et travaux de tuyauterie & chaudronnerie 29 Rue Tahrane Quartier Industriel, Agadir, Souss Massa Daraa 80004 Morocco Mohamed Eljady T: +212(6)61389986 E: egetrac@egetrac.com W: www.egetrac.com ELBOY Industrial Solutions Germany : Anhaltstr. 30 14943 Luckenwalde Turkey : Elbasan Way Harput Industrial Zone No : 75 B, Istanbul Marmara Teltow Flaming, Germany Berkin Ekiz T: +90 545 545 72 79 E: info@elboy.com.tr W: www.elboy.com.tr

Elite Thermal Systems Ltd 6 Stuart Road, Market Harborough Leicestershire LE19 9PQ United Kingdom Alfred Roberts T: +44 (0)1858469834 E: sales@elitefurnaces.com W: www.elitefurnaces.com Elkem Ceramite PO Box 8126, Vaagsbygd, 4675 Kristiansand, Norway Robert Howard T: +447747601215 E: robert.howard@elkem.no W: www.elkem.com Elnik Systems, LLC. 107 Commerce Road, Cedar Grove New Jersey 07009, United States Claus Joens T: +1-973-239-6066 E: elnik@elnik.com W: www.elnik.com Elster Thermal Solutions Unit 9 The Croft, Buntsford Drive Bromsgrove, Worcestershire United Kingdom Lee Halley T: +44 (0)1527 888820 E: lee.halley@elster.com W: www.kromschroder.co.uk EMG Automation GmbH Industriestr. 1, Wenden Nordrhein-Westfalen 57482 Germany Karl-Heinz Fröhning E: info@emg-automation.com W: www.emg-automation.com Energy & Environmental Services ltd Energy House, The Stonerow Way Parkgate, Rotherham S60 1SG United Kingdom Robert Hall T: +44 (0) 1709 529631 E: enquiries@e2sl.co.uk W: www.e2sl.co.uk ENG. Roses International VIA Monferrato, 23, Cocconato ASTI 14023, Italy Carlos Roses T: +39 3297796779 E: carlos.roses@rosesandwayler.com W: www.rosesandwayler.com

E: sales@eurobond-adhesives.co.uk W: www.eurobond-adhesives.co.uk Fan Systems Group Ltd Witt House, Shelf Mills, Wade House Road, Shelf, Halifax, West Yorkshire HX3 7BJ United Kingdom Neil McAlister T: +44 (0) 1274 694999 E: neil.mcalister@fansystems.co.uk W: www.fansystems.co.uk Fercell Engineering Ltd Unit 1, Old Mill Lane, Aylesford Kent ME20 7DT, United Kingdom Malcolm Fletcher T: +44 (0) 1622 791414 E: info@fercell.com W: www.fercell.com FEVISA Carretera San Felipe KM 9 Colonia Colorado 1, Mexicali Bajaj California 21740 Mexico Fernando Soberanes V. T: +52 (686)9045412 E: fernando.soberanes@fevisa.com W: www.febisa.com Fives North American Heath Mill Road, Wombourn,e West Midlands Wolverhampton, United Kingdom Stephen Howells T: +44(0)1902891200 E: fna.salesUK@fivesgroup.com W: www.fivesgroup.com FlammaTec, spol. s r.o. Rokytnice 60, 75501 Vsetin Czech Republic Petr Vojtech E: sales@flammatec.com W: www.flammatec.com Fluke Process Instruments - Raytek/Ircon/Datapaq Brands 1201 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz CA 95060 United States William Adaschik T: +1 831-458-3900 E: solutions@flukeprocessinstruments.com W: www.flukeprocessinstruments. com

Epcon Industrial Systems P.O. Box 7060, The Woodlands TX 77387, United States Nedzad Hadzajlic T: +1 936-273-3300 E: epcon@epconlp.com W: www.epconlp.com

Fredericks Company, The | Televac 2400 Philmont Avenue, Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania 19006 United States Anna Maria Steriti T: +1 215-947-2500 E: sales@televac.com W: www.frederickscompany.com/ televac-vacuum-measurement

Ernst B Westman Ltd 43, Lower Street, Merriott Somerset TA16 5NL, United Kingdom Peter Westman T: +44 (0) 1823 321844 E: ebw@dircon.co.uk W: www.ebwestman.co.uk

Fuel Applications Limited 104 Robert Street, Hamilton Ontario L8L2P5, Canada Frans Osterman T: +1 905 525-9700 E: info@fuelapplications.ca W: www.fuelapplications.ca

Esotermica Srl Via G. Marconi 39, Cazzago Brabbia Varese 21020, Italy Stefano Frailis T: +39 0332283284 E: stefano.frailis@esotermica.it W: www.esotermica.it

Furnace Engineering Pty Ltd 50 Howleys Road, Notting Hill VIC 3169, Australia Robert Crellin T: +61 3 9544 2922 E: info@furnace.com.au W: www.furnace.com.au

Eurobond Adhesives Ltd Bonham Drive, Eurolink Industrial Estate,Sittingbourne, Kent ME10 3RY, United Kingdom Simon Dearing T: +44 (0)1795 427888

FUSIONTEC S.R.L. Via Mario Carraro, 9/11, Montecchio Maggiore, Vicenza 36075, Italy Pietro Agnetti T: +39 344 0468762 E: p.agnetti@fusiontec.eu W: www.fusiontec.eu Furnaces Directory 2018

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ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF COMPANIES G&G Steel Inc. PO Box 179, 15825 Industrial Drive Russellville, Alabama, 35653 Russville 35653, United States Bret Gist T: +1 256-332-6652 E: bgist@ggsteel.com W: www.ggsteel.com/contact_us.htm G&T Associates (Services) Ltd Unit 5 Tawe Business Village Phoenix Way, Swansea Enterprise Park, Swansea SA7 9LA United Kingdom Ray Jones T: +44 (0) 1792 321202 E: ray.jones@gtassociates.co.uk W: www.gtassociates.co.uk Garden City Fan Company, Div of Howden 1701 Terminal Road, Suite B Niles, Michigan 49120 United States John Tiffany T: +269-687-1248 E: john.tiffany@howden.com W: www.howden.com Gaskets Inc 301 W. HWY. 16, Rio WI 53960 United States Dan Tomlinson T: +1 920-992-3137 E: info@gasketsinc.com W: www.gasketsinc.com GEA Process Engineering Inc. 9165 Rumsey Road, Columbia MD 21045 United States Peter Tsai T: +1 410-997-8700 E: peter.tsai@gea.com W: www.gea.com Gefran Via Sebina 74, Provaglio d’Iseo (BS) Brescia, Italy Paola Frittoli T: +39 030 98881 E: info@gefran.com W: www.gefran.com General Glass Equipment Company, Inc. P.O. Box 711, Absecon, NJ 8201 United States Stephen Thomas T: +1 609-345-7500 E: genglass@generalglassequipment.com W: www.generalglassequipment.com GHI Hornos Industriales S.L. Aperribay 4, Galdakao, Bizkaia 48960 Spain Ana I. Portilla T: +34 944491600 E: aiportilla@ghihornos.com W: www.ghihornos.com Gillespie & Powers Inc.

9550 True Drive, St. Louis, MO 63132 United States Ian Marsh T: +1 314-971-7102 E: imarsh@gillespiepowers.com W: www.gillespiepowers.com GLASS SERVICE, a.s. Rokytnice 60, Vsetin, 75501 Czech Republic Erik Muijsenberg E: info@gsl.cz W: www.gsl.cz

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GLASS STRAND INC. 17434 Mesa Street, Hesperia CA 92345 United States Charlie Coggin JR T: +1 7609493367 E: fiber1@glass-strand.com W: www.glass-strand.com

Gulf Coast Environmental Systems 1689 Hawthorne Dr., Conroe Texas 77301, United States Caitlin Parsley T: +1 8324769024 E: cparsley@gcesystems.com W: www.gcesystems.com/

Hencon de Stenenmaat 15, PO Box 16 Ulft 7071 ED, Netherlands Gerrit Hiddink T: +31 315 683941 E: ghiddink@hencon.com W: www.hencon.com

GlassTech Refractory Orta Mah. Yalniz Selvi, Cad No 5, B Blok D62, Kartal, Istanbul 34880 Turkey Ipek Cetin T: +905324864344 E: ipek@glasstechrefractory.com W: www.glasstechrefractory.com

Gulf Plus - Kuwait po box 26996, safat 13130, Kuwait Eby Mathew T: +965 22285545 E: emathew@gulf-plus.com W: www.gulf-plus.com

Henry F. Teichmann, Inc. 3009 Washington Road, McMurray PA 15317, United States Samuel Leaper T: +1-724-941-9550 E: customerinquiry@hft.com W: www.hft.com

Glaston Finland Oy Vehmaistenkatu 5, Tampere 33730 Finland Pekka Nieminen T: +358 10500500 E: info@glaston.net W: www.glaston.net Global Oven Systems BV Hooge Zijde 10, Eindhoven 5626 DC Netherlands Pim Kuijten T: +31 40 2619831 E: info@gosystems.nl W: www.globalovensystems.nl GMC for Glass Industry 1 B Rue Eugene Marechal, 69200 Venissieux, France Guy Marmonier E: gmc@gmcforglass.fr W: www.gmcforglass.fr GNA alutech inc.

9495 Trans Canada Hwy,Saint-Laurent Quebec H4S 1V3, Canada Ted Phenix T: +1 514 956 1776 E: tphenix@gna.ca W: www.gna.ca Granco Clark, Inc.

7298 N, Storey Road, Belding Michigan 48809, United States Michael Werner T: +1-800-918-2600 E: gcinfo@grancoclark.com W: www.grancoclark.com Graphite Sales Inc. 16710 West Park Circle Drive, Chagrin Falls, OH 44023 United States William Apar T: +1 800-321-4147 E: bapar@graphitesales.com W: www.graphitesales.com Grieve Corporation 500 Hart Road, Round Lake, Illinois 60073, United States Frank Calabrese T: +1 847-546-8225 E: sales@grievecorp.com W: www.grievecorp.com GTG Cairo, Egypt Mohy Elsaadany T: +96 6530049499 E: mohy_tech@yahoo.com W: www.wix.com/mohyeldeen/consultant-glass-industries

Gund Company, The 2121 Walton Rd., St. Louis Missouri 63114, United States Joeseph Bradlo T: +1 314-492-4800 E: jbradlo@thegundcompany.com W: www.thegundcompany.com H F Furnaces Quartz House, 20 Clarendon Road Redhill, Surrey RH1 1QX United Kingdom E Horn T: +44 (0) 1737 855136 E: esmehorn@quartzltd.com H.C. Starck 21801 Tungsten Road, Euclid OH 44117, United States Robert Marchiando T: +1 216 692-3990 E: info@hcstarck.com W: www.hcstarck.com Harper International 4455 Genesee St, Suite 123, Buffalo New York 14225, United States John Imhoff T: +1 716-276-9900 E: info@harperintl.com W: www.harperintl.com Hatch Associates 5 Place Ville Marie, Montreal Quebec H3B 2G2, Canada Joe Petrolito T: +1 514 833 6202 E: joe.petrolito@hatch.com W: www.hatch.com.ca Hays Cleveland 1111 Brookpark Road, Cleveland Ohio 44109, United States Steve Craig T: +1 (216) 398-4414 E: scraig@unicontrolinc.com W: www.hayscleveland.com Heat Treatments (Northampton) Ltd Sheaf Close, Lodge Farm Industrial Estate, Northampton, Northamptonshire NN5 7UL United Kingdom Shaun Rowlands T: +44 (0) 1604 586920 E: sales@heat-treatments.co.uk W: www.heat-treatments.co.uk Helipebs Controls Limited Sisson Road, Gloucester Gloucestershire GL2 0RE United Kingdom John Anderton T: +44 (0) 1452 423201 E: sales@helipebs.co.uk W: www.helipebs-controls.co.uk HEM Engineering & Consulting Manolya 3/17 Daire-6,Istanbul Atasehir 34758, Turkey Huseyin Uzun T: +90 5323666155 E: huzun@hemtr.com W: www.hemtr.com

Hertwich Engineering GmbH Weinbergerstr. 6, 5280 Braunau Austria Elke Deubler T: +43 7722 806-0 E: info@hertwich.com W: www.hertwich.com High Tech Tubes Ltd Unit 15F, Wintersells Business Park Byfleet, Surrey KT14 7LF United Kingdom Jim Whiteley T: +44 (0) 1932-355440 E: sales@hightechtubes.co.uk W: www.hightechtubes.co.uk High Temp Measurement LLC 228 Cedar Woods Way, Canton GA 30114 United States Ken Costello T: +1 404-435-4343 E: kcostello@hightempmeasurement.com W: www.hightempmeasurement.com Hind High Vacuum Co. (P) Ltd 17, Phase-1, Peenya Industrial Area Bangalore, Karnataka 560058, India Nagarjun Sakhamuri T: +91-80-41931000 E: nagarjun@hhv.in W: www.hhv.in

F3 Hotwork Combustion Technology Ltd Bretton Street, Savile Town, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire WF12 9DB United Kingdom Denis Hunzinger T: +44 (0) 924 506506 E: info@hotworkct.com W: www.hotworkct.com Hotwork International AG Romanshornerstrasse 123, Egnach 9322 Switzerland Benjamin Köster T: +41 71 649 20 90 E: benjamin.koester@hotwork.ag W: www.hotwork.ag Hutni projekt Frydek Mistek a.s. 28. rijna1495, Frydek Mistek 73941 Czech Republic Daniel Pustka T: +420 603278673 E: dpustka@hpfm.cz W: www.hpfm.cz I.LE.S. Srl Via Vittorio Veneto 7, Pianengo CR I-2610 Italy Arrigo Branchi T: +39 037374937 E: info@iles.it W: www.iles.it i.Process Srl Via del Consorzio, 2/b Falconara Marittima, IT / Ancona / Marche 60015 Italy Mario Frascari T: +39 071 9156106 E: info@iprocess.it W: www.iprocess.it IAS GmbH Am Großen Teich 27, Iserlohn, NRW 58640 Germany Gerhard Kleinert E: sales@ias-induction.com W: www.ias-induction.com

Hi-Tech Furnace Systems, Inc. 13179 West Star Drive, Shelby Township MI 48315, United States Robert Kornfeld T: +1 586-566-0600 E: rkornfeld@hi-techfurnace.com W: www.hi-techfurnace.com

IML Labels & Systems Ltd 441 Brightside Lane, Sheffield S9 2RS United Kingdom Neil Dunn T: +44 (0) 1142422111 E: sales@labels-for-metal.com W: www.labels-for-metal.com

HOBRA - Skolnik s.r.o. Smetanova street, Broumov 55001 Czech Republic Vojtech Skolnik T: +420 491 580 111 E: hobra@hobra.cz W: www.hobra.cz

Industrial Gas Engineering (IGE) 130 East Quincy Street, P.O. Box 316 Westmont, Illinois 60559-0316 United States Dean Keal T: +1 630-968-4440 E: sales@igefans.com W: www.igefans.com

Hormesa-Conticast Las Marineras 13, Ajalvir, Madrid 28864, Spain Joss Adam T: +34 918874039 E: joss@hormesa.com W: www.hormesa-group.com Hotwork 223 Gold Rush Rd, Lexington Kentucky 40503, United States Sanford Ralsten T: +1-859-276-1570 E: sandy.ralsten@hotwork.com W: www.hotwork.com Hotwork Australia Pty Ltd 12/77 Newton Rd, Wetherill Pk NSW 2164 Australia Jason Tomkins T: +61 02 9756 1243 E: hotwork@bigpond.net.au W: www.hotwork.com

Industrial Television Ltd 3 Evans Business Centre, Nobel Way Dinnington, South Yorkshire S25 3QB United Kingdom Peter Downs T: +44 (0)1909 517100 E: enquiries@industrial-tv.com W: www.industrial-tv.com Industrie CBI S.p.A Via della Taccona, 77, Monza 20900 Italy Jean-Michel Martinez T: +39 0397394223 E: info@industrecbi.it W: www.cbifans.com Inficon 2 Technology Place, East Syracuse NY 13057, United States Steve Hillegas T: +1 315-434-1100 E: reachus@inficon.com W: www.inficon.com November/December 2017

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F4 INISMa Avenue Gouverneur Cornez 4, 7000 Mons, Belgium Christine Kermel T: +32 65403424 E: c.kermel@bcrc.be W: www.bcrc.be/en/ Innoval Technology Beaumont Close, Banbury, Oxon OX1 1TQ, United Kingdom Helen Forrest T: +44 (0)1295 702800 E: enquiries@innovaltec.com W: www.innovaltec.com International Thermal Systems 4697 W. Greenfield Ave., Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53214, United States Kurt Willms T: +1 4146727700 E: sales@itsllcusa.com W: www.internationalthermalsystems.com Istrabenz plini d.o.o. Sermin 8a, 6000 Koper, Slovenia Andrej Dezjot T: +386 5 6634600 E: andrej.dezjot@istrabenzplini.si W: www.istrabenzplini.si Izocam Company Tarsus Adana Karayolu 6.km, PK69 Tarsus, Mersin 33401, Turkey Koray Temucin E: temucin@izocam.com.tr W: www.izocam.com.tr Jasper GmbH

JASPER Boenninghauser Str. 10, Geseke NRW 59590, Germany Peter Klatecki E: info@jasper-gmbh.de W: www.jasper-gmbh.de JLS Furnaces (UK) Ltd Unit 13 Credenda Road, West Bromwich B70 7JE, United Kingdom Steve Smee T: +44 (0) 121 552 2787 E: sales@jlsfurnacesuk.com W: www.jlsfurnacesuk.com JTF Microscopy Services, LLC 9064 Wixson Road, Hammondsport New York 14840-9334, United States J Terry Fisk T: +1 607-292-6808 E: terry@jtfmicroscopy.com W: www.jtfmicroscopy.com Kahn Instruments, Inc. 885 Wells Road, Wethersfield CT 06109, United States Bob Bailey T: +1 860-529-8643 E: hygros@kahn.com W: www.kahn.com Kandi Engineering Pvt Ltd. F-301 Remi Bizcourt, Shah Industrial Estate, Off Veera Desai Road, Andheri West, Maharashtra Mumbai, India Sanjay Aggarwal T: +9122-26731083 E: sanjay@kandi.co.in W: www.kandi.co.in Kennedy Eurotech 4 Oak Point, Newnan, GA 30263 United States November/December 2017

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Al Kennedy T: +1 7703041000 E: alkennedy@usa.net W: www.alkennedy.com Kilns and Furnaces Ltd Cinderhill Trading Estate, Weston Coyney Road, Longton, Stoke on Trent ST3 5JU United Kingdom Paula Ellis Dainty T: +44 (0) 1782 344270 E: sales@kilns.co.uk W: www.kilns.co.uk Kuettner GmbH & Co. KG Alfredstr. 28, Essen NRW 45130, Germany Christian Hamers T: +49 2017293422 E: ch.hamers@kuettner.com W: www.kuettner.com L&L Special Furnace Co Inc. 20 Kent Road, Aston PA 19014, United States Thomas Schultz T: +1 610-459-9216 E: sales@LLFurnace.com W: www.LLFurnace.com Lenox Inst. Co. 265 Andrews Rd., Trevose Pa. 19053 United States William Lang T: +1 215-322-9990 E: sales@lenoxinst.com W: www.lenoxinst.com Lewco, Inc. 706 Lane Street, Sandusky, Ohio 44870, United States Lou Schaefer T: +1 (419) 625-4014 E: ovensales@lewcoinc.com W: www.lewcoinc.com LIAS Industrial Ltd Suite 8 Rockfield House, 512 Darwen Road, Bromley Cross, Bolton Lancashire BL7 9DX, United Kingdom Gareth Cotton T: +44 (0) 1204 594941 E: sales@liasindustrial.co.uk W: www.liasindustrial.co.uk Linn High Therm GmbH Heinrich-Hertz-Platz 1, 92224 Eschenfelden,Germany Horst Linn T: +49 96659140 E: info@linn.de W: www.linn.de Lizmontagens Thermal Technologies Av. Almirante Gago Coutinho, 56 10th Dt/Ft, Lisboa 1749-041, Portugal Jorge Alves T: +351 218 429 270 E: jorge.alves@lizmon.com W: www.lizmontagens.com Logistica Comercial Brigmadi SA de CV Tomillo 63, Col. Victoria de las Democracias, Mexico, Ciudad de Mexico 02810 Gerardo Fernandez T: +52 5555262582 E: gerardo.fernandez@lcb.com.mx W: www.lcb.com LOI Thermprocess GmbH Am Lichtbogen 29, 45141 Essen, Germany Hildegard Engels T: +49 (0)201 1891-1 E: loi@tenova.com W: www.tenova.com

LSA Energy Resoures SDN BHD 20 A , Jalan TKK 2/2 Taman Puncak Kinrara, Puchong Selangor DE Puchong, Selangor DE 47100 Malaysia Sivanewaran Sami Iyah T: +603 80718844 E: Shivas@Lsaenergy.com W: www.Lsaenergy.com Lubitech Enterprises 233, Mastermind IV, Royal Palms Aarey Colony, Goregaon(E). Mumbai Maharastra 400065, India Jayant Shroff T: +022-28790050 E: info@lubitechenterprises.com W: www.lubitechenterprises.com LumaSense Technologies GmbH Kleyerstrasse 90, Frankfurt/M. Hessen 60326, Germany Erhard Niessner T: +49 69 973 73-0 E: info@lumasenseinc.com W: www.lumasenseinc.com Lumetrics, Inc. 1565 Jefferson Rd, #420 Rochester NY 14623, United States Steven Kelly T: +1 585-214-2455 E: sales@lumetrics.com W: www.lumetrics.com M H Detrick Company Ltd Unit 14 Gorsey Place, East Gillibrands Skelmersdale, Lancashire WN8 9UP United Kingdom Phil Clements T: +44 (0) 1695 589540 E: sales@mhdetrick.co.uk W: www.mhdetrick.co.uk M.E.SCHUPP Industriekeramik GmbH & Co. KG Neuhausstr. 4-10, Aachen North Rhine-Westphalia 52078, Germany Andrei Loscutov T: +49 (0)241 93677-0 E: info@schupp-ceramics.com W: www.schupp-ceramics.com M/S Ajay Foumdry Linkers (R) E-15, A, Arya Samaj Road, Uttam Nager, Nr. Grover Sweet New Delhi 110059, India Ajay Sharma Prak T: +91-9212202084 E: aluminiumconsultant@yahoo.com W: www.aluminiumconsultant.com Mach One (International) Limited Norfolk Bridge Business Park, Foley Street, Sheffield United Kingdom Martin Fitzgerald T: +44 (0) 1142 700545 E: martin@mach-int.com W: www.mach-int.com Machinery International Corp 20 Commerce Dr, North Branford Connecticut 06471, United States Steve McMillan T: +1-203-484-0400 E: steve@machyintl.com W: www.machyintl.com MachTools TechnoServe Private Ltd B 207 Okhla Industrial Area, Phase I, New Delhi, Delhi 110020, India Praveen Goyal T: +919810615463 E: praveengoyal@machtools.in W: www.machtools.in Magma Ceramics & Catalysts Low Road, Earlsheaton, Dewsbury West Yorkshire WF12 8BU

United Kingdom Danny Stott T: +44 (0)1924 468201 E: enq@magmaceramics.com W: www.magmaceramics.com Magneco/Metrel, Inc. 223 W Interstate Rd., Addison Illinois 60101, United States Kristie Antosz T: +1 6305436660 E: marketing@magneco-metrel.com W: www.magneco-metrel.com MAGUIN S.A.S. 2 rue Pierre Sémard, 2800 Charmes France Raoul Garcia T: +33 03 23 56 63 10 E: raoul.garcia@maguin.com W: www.maguin.com Major Engineering 92 Fairbank Road, Clayton South Victoria 3169, Australia Andrew North T: +61 3 8558 1800 E: major@majoreng.com.au W: www.majoreng.com.au MAM Thermal Ceramics Thermal Ceramics España S.L., c/ Juan Pablo II nº6 2º-A, Castellon de la Plana, Castellon 12003, Spain Juan Pastor E: juan.pastor@morganplc.com W: www.morganthermalceramics.com Marathon Monitors and Control Systems Corporation Limited #11 Shennan Road, 501 Nong, 3rd Floor, Minhang District, Shanghai 201108, China Johnny Xu T: +86 21 34680719 E: sales@mmichina.cn W: www.mmichina.cn Marina Textil Carrer Llobateres, 25-27 Pol. Industrial Santiga, Barberà del Vallès, Barcelona 8210, Spain César Andreo T: +34 937195379 E: candreo@marinatextil.net W: www.marinatextil.net Mayflower Engineering Ltd Coleridge Road, Sheffield South Yorkshire S9 5DA United Kingdom Roy Allen E: rallen@mayflower-engineering.co.uk W: www.mayflower-engineering.co.uk McGill AirClean LLC 1777 Refugee Road, Columbus OH 43207, United States Jared McGill T: +1 614-829-1373 E: jjmcgill@mcgillairclean.com W: www.mcgillairclean.com McLellan & Partners Limited Sheer House, Station Approach West Byfleet, Surrey KT14 6NL United Kingdom Ian Lamb T: +44 (0) 1932 343271 E: claire.willis@mclellan.co.uk W: www.mclellan.co.uk Mecfor Inc. 1788, Mitis, Chicoutimi Quebec G7K 1H5, Canada Richard A. Zalzal T: +1 418 543.1632 E: mecfor@mecfor.com W: www.mecfor.com

Meltech Bonsall Street, Mill Hill, Blackburn Lancashire BB2 4DD United Kingdom Peter Drever T: +44 (0) 1254 691488 E: sales@meltech.co.uk W: www.meltech.co.uk Merkle International, Inc 9567 US Route 20 West Galena IL 61036 United States Tim Park T: +1 815 777 2100 E: sales@merkleintl.com W: www.merkleintl.com Mersen 41 avenue Jean Jaurès, 92230 Gennevilliers, France David Nimmo E: calcarb@mersen.com W: www.mersen.com Mersen Holytown Scotland Ltd 11 Woodside, Eurocentral, Holytown North Lanarkshire ML1 4XL United Kingdom George Law T: +44 (0) 1698 838710 E: sales.hlt@mersen.com W: www.mersen.com Mersen UK Teesside Ltd. Boltby Way, Durham Lane Industrial Park, Eaglescliffe Cleveland TS16 0RH United Kingdom Steve Harvey T: + 44(0)1642790100 E: orders.uk@mersen.com W: www.mersen.com Micropyretics Heaters International 750 Redna Terrace, Cincinnati OH 45215, United States Kevin Foston T: +1 513-772-0404 E: sales@mhi-inc.com W: www.mhi-inc.com Midland Elements Limited 58 Sutherland Road, Longton Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire ST3 1HU United Kingdom Sandra Kelly T: +44 (0) 1782 333377 E: sandra@midlandelements.co.uk W: www.midlandelements.co.uk Mid-Mountain Materials, Inc. 2731 - 77th Ave SE Ste 100, Mercer Island, Washington 98040 United States Tony Carroll T: +1 206-762-7600 E: gkr@mid-mountain.com W: www.mid-mountain.com Millennium technology Via das magnólias 1000, casa27 Jardim Colibri, Cotia, São Paulo 6713270, Brazil Alan Hawkins E: hawkins@uol.com.br W: www.uol.com.br Molten Metal Equipment Innovations, Inc. 15510 Old State Road Middlefield OH 44062 United States Mark Andes T: +440-632-9119 E: info@mmei-inc.com W: www.mmei-inc.com

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ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF COMPANIES Molyneux Industries - Rails & Rail Clips 621 Cliff Mine Road, Coraopolis PA 15108, United States Chip Miller T: +1 630-866-2992 E: cmiller@molyneuxindustries.com W:www.http://molyneuxindustries. com/ Momentive Performance Materials Inc. 260 Hudson River Road, Waterford, NY 12188, United States T: +1 614.986.2495 E: 4information@momentive.com W: www.momentive.com Monometer Furnaces Monometer House, Rectory Grove, Leigh On Sea, Essex SS9 2HN United Kingdom Christopher Hall PHD T: +44 (0) 1702 472201 E: christopherhall@monometer.co.uk W: www.monometer.co.uk Monometer Holdings Ltd Monometer House, Rectory Grove Leigh On Sea, Essex SS9 2HN United Kingdom Christopher Hall Phd T: +44 (0) 1702472201 E: c.hall@monometer.co.uk W: www.monometer.co.uk Morgan Advanced Materials Thermal Ceramics Tebay Rd, Bromborough Wirral CH62 3PH, United Kingdom Paula Constantinou T: +44 (0)151 334 4030 E: paula.constantinou@morganplc.com W: www.morganthermalceramics.com MTAG Technology ag Werkstrasse 4, Emmenbrücke CH-6021 Switzerland Dragos Preda T: +41 412596969 E: dragos.preda@mtag-technology.com W: www.mtag-technology.com

E: sales@nationalbasicsensor.com W: www.nationalbasicsensor.com Navin Corporation 303, Rupa Plaza, Opp. Ghatkopar Rly Stn (East), Jawahar Road, Mumbai Maharashtra 400077, India Rajesh Shah T: +91 25012101 E: navincorporation@vsnl.com W: www.navincorp.com NeoNickel Blackburn Walker Industrial Park, Guide, Blackburn, Lancashire BB1 2QE United Kingdom Jason Marsh T: +44 (0) 1254 582 999 E: SalesBlackburn@neonickel.com W: www.neonickel.com

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Novamet Sàrl Chemin de Renens 52D, Vaud, 1004 Lausanne, Switzerland Amin Rostamian E: info@novamet.ch W: www.novamet.ch

Ohio Semitronics, Inc. 4242 Reynolds Drive, Hilliard OH 43026, United States Cory Forler T: +1 614-777-1005 E: Sales@ohiosemi.com W: www.ohiosemitronics.com

NITREX INC. – Michigan Operations 822 Kim Dr., P.O. Box 155, Mason MI 48854, United States Raja Gumber T: +1-517-676-6370 E: michigan@nitrex.com W: www.nitrexheattreat.com

OmegaVac Vacuum Products LLC 16045 Valley View Ave, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670 United States Ron Bruckel T: +1 5624041511 E: ronbruckel@aol.com W: www.omegavacinc.com

NITREX INC. - Nevada Operations 201 E. Mayflower Ave., North Las Vegas NV 89030, United States Joe Beal T: +1-702-399-1554 E: nevada@nitrex.com W: www.nitrexheattreat.com

NITREX Metal Inc. 3474 Poirier Boulevard Montreal QC H4R 2J5, Canada Jack Kalucki T: +1-514-335-7191 E: nitrex@nitrex.com W: www.nitrex.com

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Precimeter 2215 South 48th Street Suite C, Tempe AZ 85282, United States Jerry Wilkins T: +1 480-829-1923 E: USA@precimeter.com W: www.precimeter.com

NITREX INC. – Indiana Operations 350 Blue Chip Court, Franklin IN 46131, United States Sam Jackins T: +1-317-346-7700 E: indiana@nitrex.com W: www.nitrexheattreat.com

Munimula Technology P/L Unit 308, 215 Pacific Highway Charlestown N.S.W. 2290, Australia Peter Whiteley T: +61 412 080 526 E: munimula@bigpond.com

National Basic Sensor 4921 Carver Ave, Trevose PA 19053 United States Robert Mazzei T: +1 215-322-4700

North West Fire Protection Ltd 21 Glendale Rd, Worsley Manchester M28 1AZ, United Kingdom Dave Obrien T: +44 (0) 7887 767741 E: david.obrien33@ntlworld.com W: www.northwestfireprotectionlimited.co.uk

Obninsk termoelectric company, LTD Russian Federation, Kaluga region, Obninsk, 4 Gorkogo, Obninsk Kaluga 249033, Russia T: +7-484-39-442-90 E: otc-market@obninsk.com W: www.otc.obninsk.com

NITREX INC. – West Coast Operations 441 Perrymont Avenue, San Jose CA 95125, United States Jim Johansen T: +1-408-275-0330 E: westcoast@nitrex.com W: www.nitrexheattreat.com/

Nadir Figueiredo Ind e Com SA Av Nadir Dias de Figueiredo, 496 Suzano, Sao Paulo 8613370, Brazil Melina Marquezano E: melina@nadir.com.br W: www.nadir.com.br

Vinod Kumar Turki T: +62 215705610 E: info@floatprojects.com W: www.ponyinternational-ltd-com

NITREX INC. – Chicago Operations 1900 Plain Avenue, Aurora, IL 60502 United States Tom Cooper T: +1-630-851-5880 E: chicago@nitrex.com W: www.nitrexheattreat.com

Mugoya Limited 3rd Floor, Prudential Building, Wabera Street, P O Box 47011-00100 Nairobi, Kenya 100, Kenya James Isabirye T: +254 733518195 E: mugoyato@africaonline.co.ke W: www.mugoyagroup.com

N G Johnson (Northern) Ltd Unit 24-25 Canal Bridge Enterprise Centre, Meadow Lane Ellesmere Port CH65 4EH United Kingdom Gordon Wilkinson T: +44 (0) 1513565888 E: g.wilkinson@ngjnorthern.com W: www.ngjnorthern.com

Will Delsman T: +1 408-871-7510 E: sales@nktechnologies.com W: www.nktechnologies.com

Nitrex Metal Sp. z o.o. ul. Jednosci 48. Sosnowiec 41-218, Poland Marcin Stoklosa T: +48 32 296 66 30 E: europe@nitrex.com W: www.nitrex.com Nitrex Thermal Technology (Wuxi) Co., Ltd. Antai Industrial Park #1096 Antaisanlu, Anzhen, Wuxi Jiangsu 214105, China Jimmy Liu T: +86 510 8878 8627 E: jimmy.liu@nitrex-ntt.cn W: www.nitrex-ntt.cn NK Technologies 3511 Charter Park Drive, San Jose CA 95136, United States

PCI 12201 Magnolia Ave., Riverside MO 63005, United States Frank Vonesh T: +1-951-640-8748 E: fvonesh@pcigases.com W: www.pcigases.com PCT Engineered Systems, LLC 8700 Hillandale Road, Davenport, Iowa 52806, United States Mark Bennett T: +1 563-285-7411 E: pct@teampct.com W: www.teampct.com Pentageni Co Inc. Fatih Sultan Mahallesi; 2365. Sokak No:30, Ankara, Etimesgut 06790 Turkey Kaan Eralp T: +90 3122171065 E: kaaneralp@pentageni.com W: www.pentageni.com Permatech 911 East Elm Street, Graham NC 27253, United States Kiersten FitzGerald T: +1 336-578-7728 E: quotes@permatech.net W: www.permatech.net Plansee USA LLC 115 Constitution Blvd. Franklin MA 2038, United States Mike Ferullo T: +1 (508) 918-1276 E: furnace.construction@plansee.com W: www.plansee.com Pony International Technologies, Ltd. Unit 52906, 29th Floor, Sultan Hotel Complex II jL. Jend Gatot Subroto Jakarta 12040, Indonesia

Precimeter Control AB Östra hamnen 7, Hönö 475 42, Sweden Jonatan Lindstrand T: +46 31 764 55 20 E: sales@precimeter.com W: www.precimeter.com Precision Metal Products 850 west Bradley, El Cajon california 92020, United States Tracy Moore T: +1 619 448 2711 E: tracym@pmp-elcajon.com W: www.pmp-elcajon.com Process-Electronic GmbH Dürnauer Weg 30, Heiningen 73092, Germany Jens Baumann T: +49 7161 94888 0 E: peg.sales@process-electronic.com W: www.group-upc.com Process-Electronic Sp. z o.o. Jednosci 48, Sosnowiec 41-218, Poland Iwo Korwin T: +48 32 296 66 00 E: pep.upc@process-electronic.com W: www.group-upc.com Process-Electronic SRL Zone Industrielle des Tilleroyes Rue Thomas Edison, 25004 Besancon, France Emmanuel Jeanguyot T: +33 (0)3 81 48 37 37 E: pef.office@process-electronic.com W: www.group-upc.com Proctor Biomass Systems Unit 16, Churchill Way, Lomeshaye Ind Estate, Nelson Lanacashire BB9 6R, United Kingdom Andrew Proctor T: +44 (0) 1282 617212 E: info@proctorbiomass.co.uk W: www.jamesproctor.com Prolind Rodovia Presidente Dutra, Km 138 Eugênio de Melo, Sao Jose dos Campos, Sao Paulo 12.247-004 Brazil Adalberto Morales T: +55 12 3908-5999 E: diretoria@prolind.com.br W: www.prolind.com.br Prosaw Limited Unit 15 Telford Way, Telford Way Industrial Estate, Kettering, Northants NN16 8UN United Kingdom Angus Woolley T: +44 (0) 1536 410999 E: sales@prosaw.co.uk W: www.prosaw.co.uk Pureflo Helmet Integrated Systems Ltd Unit 3, Focus 4, Fourth Avenue Letchworth, Hertfordshire SG6 2TU United Kingdom Barry Vincent T: +44 (0) 1462 478000 E: sales@helmets.co.uk W: www.helmets.co.uk

F5 Pyromation, Inc. 5211 Industial Road, Fort Wayne IN 46710, United States Scott Farnham T: +1 260-484-2580 E: sales@pyromation.com W: www.pyromation.com Qatar Aluminium Ltd Industrial Area, Mesaieed, Doha Qatar Measaieed, Qatar Navin Indraj E: navin.indraj@qatalum.com W: www.qatalum.com Quaker Chemical B.V. Industrieweg 7, 1422 AH Uithoorn, Netherlands Ermin Begovic T: +31 297 544 644 E: begovice@quakerchem.com W: www.quakerchem.com RAD-CON, Inc. 13001 Athens Ave., Ste. 300 Lakewood, Ohio 44107, United States Christopher Messina T: +1.440.871.5720 E: sales@RAD-CON.com W: www.RAD-CON.com Radir (Raytek Ircon) Infra-Red Systems Douglas House, Simpson Road, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire MK1 1BA, United Kingdom Peter Clarke T: +44 (0) 1908 370000 E: furnace@radir.com W: www.radir.com Radquim Calzada de la viga no 2040, DF 9810 Mexico Guillermo Vega jr E: info@radquim.com W: www.radquim.com Radyne Corporation 211 W. Boden Street, Milwaukee WI 53207, United States Justin Mortimer T: +1 414-481-8360 E: sales@radyne.com W: www.radyne.com Raghav Ramming Mass Limited 436, Alankar Plaza, Vidhyadhar Nagar Jaipur, Rajasthan 302039, India Rajesh Kabra T: +91 9829019963 E: rammingmass@gmail.com W: www.rammingmass.com Raloid Tool Company Incorporated Route 146 & Farm To Market Road, P.O. Box 551, Mechanicville, New York 12118, United States Ronald Brownell T: +1 518-664-4261 E: rbrownell@raloidtool.com W: www.raloidtool.com Rath AG Walfischgasse 14, Vienna 1010, Austria Manfred Salinger T: +43 1 513 44 27-0 E: info@rath-group.com W: www.rath-group.com Refraconsulting Industrial Technologies Hradni, 27/37, Ostrava 71000, Czech Republic Gianluca Bovio T: +420 596110179 E: lukas.bovio@refraconsulting.cz W: www.refraconsulting.cz

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F6 Refractory Specialties, Inc.- A Unifrax Company 230 West California Avenue, P. O. Box 189, Sebring, Ohio 44672, United States Domenico Sciaretta T: +1 330-938-2101 E: dsciaretta@unifrax.com W: www.rsifibre.com Reintech GmbH Niels-Bohr-Strasse 5, Bitterfeld 06749, Germany Karsten Kleinert E: info@reintech.de W: www.reintech.de RFTS LLC P.O. Box 295, Higganum CT 06441, United States Louis Nizet T: +1-203-927-6545 E: rftsii@aol.com W: www.linkedin.com/in/louisnizet Riedhammer GmbH, Industrial Kiln Plants

Klingenhofstr. 72, Nuremberg 90411, Germany Thomas Janousch T: +49 911 5218 0 E: carbon@riedhammer.de W: www.riedhammer.de

ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF COMPANIES Sangalli Technologies ESCO S.r.l. Via Roveredo 20/b, Pordenone 33170, Italy Riccardo Facca T: +39 0438 502721 E: info@sangallitechnologies.com W: www.sangallitechnologies.com SANGRAF International S.A. Les Champs Blanc, 67 Chavannes de Bogis, CH-1279 Switzerland Said Alameddine T: +41-22-776-0131 E: geneva@sangrafinternational.com W: www.sangrafintl.com Sanshin Sanwa Group 5-11-1 Toranomon. 505 Holland, Hills Mori Tower Mintao ku, Tokyo 105-0001, Japan Michie Rushlander T: +-12159 E: m.rushlander@sanwacorporation.co.jp W: www.sanshinsanwa.com/ Sargeant & Wilbur, Inc. 20 Monticello Place, Pawtucket Rhode Island 02861, United States Michael Wilbur T: +1 4017260013 E: info@sargeantandwilbur.com W: www.sargeantandwilbue.com SARNES Ingenieure GmbH Industriestr 10, Stutnesee 76297, Germany Frank Sarnes T: +49 7249 951708 E: info@sarnes.de W: www.sarnes.de

SEGRIF Rue Neuvice 115 Saint-Nicolas B-4420, Belgium René Stassen E: segrif@ingrif.com W: www.segrif.com Set Linings Brasil Rua Jose Pietro Garcia, 51 Capuava, Maua, São Paulo 09380-450, Brazil Nuno Martins T: +55.11.2254.0704 E: n.martins@setlinings.com W: www.setlinings.com Seven Refractories d.o.o. Poslovna cona Risnik 40, Diva 6215, Slovenia Erik Zobec T: +386 5 739 57 60 E: info@sevenrefractories.com W: www.sevenrefractories.com Shivang Furnaces and Ovens Industries 483 Jalaram Estate, Opp Bluecorn Winding Works, Narol - Vatva Road, Narol, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 382405 India Dhiren Buch T: +91 9327013773 E: shivangfurnace@gmail.com W: www.shivangfurnace.co.in SIAD S.p.A. Via S. Bernardino, 92 Bergamo 24128, Italy Nevio Corna E: nevio_corna@siad.com W: www.siad.com

SBP Chemicals Suite 4, 571 Finchley Road. Greater London NW3 7BN United Kingdom Clarence Nelson T: +44 (0) 20 76920597 E: sbpchemicals@yahoo.com

Siemens Process Industries and Drives 100 Technology Drive, Alpharetta GA 30005-3900 United States T: +1 770.740.3000 E: helpline.sii@siemens.com W: www.usa.siemens.com/industry

Rockwell Automation, Inc. 1201 South Second Street, Milwaukee WI 53204-2496, United States T: +1 414.382.2000 E: webmaster@rockwellautomation.com W: www.rockwellautomation.com

Schaefer Group, Inc., The

Silicon Power Corporation 275 Great Valley Parkway, Malvern PA 19355, United States Robert Berta T: +610 407 4706 E: robert_berta@siliconpower.com W: www.siliconpower.com

Rubig Engineering 2503 Latham Street, Rockford IL 61103,United States Pat Sinnott T: +1 (978) 399-8326 E: at.office@rubig.com W: www.rubig.com

1300 Grange Hall Rd., Beavercreek Ohio 45430, United States David White T: +1 937-253-3342 E: david.white@theschaefergroup.com W: www.theschaefergroup.com

Simullex GmbH

SCHUPP Ceramics M.E. SCHUPP Industriekeramik GmbH & Co. KG Neuhausstr. 4-10, Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia 52078 Germany Andrei Loscutov T: +49 (0)241 93677-0 E: info@schupp-ceramics.com W: www.schupp-ceramics.com

Thomastrasse 7, Altenstadt WN, Bavaria 92665, Germany Mahdie Kamali Moaveni T: +49 9602 6175 448 E: info@simullex.com W: www.simullex.com

RJM Metal Consultancy Ltd Worksop S81 8DD, United Kingdom Richard McAlister-Martin T: +44 (0) 7795 624712 E: richard@rjm-metalconsultancy.co.uk

Sacomet Limited Burnside, Station Road, Barry, Carnoustie, Angus DD7 7RS United Kingdom Sandy Cochrane T: +44 (0) 1241 852611 E: sc@sacomet.com W: www.economelt.com SAFTI 325 Newhall St., San Francisco CA 94124, United States William Okeeffe E: wfo@safti.com W: www.safti.com Sandvik Heating Technology UK Ruthvenfield Road, Inveralmond Industrial Estate, Perth Scotland PH1 3ED, United Kingdom Karin Harpering T: +44 (0) 1738 493 300 E: sales.ukperth@sandvik.com W: www.kanthal.com November/December 2017

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SECO/WARWICK 180 Mercer St., PO Box 908 Meadville Pa 16335, United States Jaroslaw Talerzak T: +1 814-332-8400 E: j.talerzak@secowarwick.com.pl W: www.secowarwick.com SECO/WARWICK Europe Sp. z o.o. Swierczewskiego 76, Swiebodzin 66-200, Poland Tomasz Kaczmarczyk T: +48 68 3819 800 E: europe@secowarwick.com W: www.secowarwick.com

Pietro Della Putta T: +39 0432 799253 E: furnaces@sms-group.com W: www.sms-group.com SOL SpA Via Gerolamo Borgazzi 27 Monza, MB 20900, Italy Riccardo Sala E: r.sala@sol.it W: www.solworld.com/en SOLO Swiss SA

Grandes-Vies 25, Porrentruy 2900, Switzerland Jean-Michel BECHIR T: +41 32 465 96 00 E: mail@solo.swiss W: www.solo.swiss Spaco Technologies Ltd. Pdc GDC Castings. 203, 2nd Floor, Shriram Centre, Opp. Punit Nagar Soc off Old Padra Road Vadodara, Gujarat 390 007, India K Pathak T: +91 9824008442 E: bus.innv@spaco.co.in W: www.spaco.co.in Specnow Ltd Unit 30, Earith Business Park Earith Cambs PE28 3QF, United Kingdom Robert Brown T: +44 (0) 1487 840123 E: sales@specnow.com W: www.specnow.com Spencer Turbine Company 600 Day Hill Road, Windsor CT 06095, United States Janis Cayne T: +1 8606888361 E: marketing@spencer-air.com W: www.spencerturbine.com

STAS Inc 1846 des Outardes, Chicoutimi, Qc G7K 1H1, Canada Florent Gougerot T: +1 418-696-0074 E: info@stas.com W: www.stas.com

SK Environmental Ltd Unit 7, Greenhey Place, Skelmersdale, Lancashire WN8 9SB United Kingdom David Culshaw T: +44 (0) 1695 714600 E: sales@skenvironmental.com W: www.skenvironmental.com

Stolzle Flaconnage Weeland Road, Knottingley, West Yorkshire WF11 8AP United Kingdom Stephen Clayton T: +44 (0) 1977607124 E: steve.clayton@stoelzle.com W: www.stoelzle.com

SMS group GmbH Eduard-Schloemann-Strasse 4 Düsseldorf 40237, Germany Fritz Brühl E: fritz.bruehl@sms-group.com W: www.sms-group.com

Stork Technical Services (Cooperheat product line) Unit 21-24 Slaidburn Crescent, Southport, Merseyside PR99YF United Kingdom Nigel Bleackley T: +44 (0) 1704 215600 E: nigel.bleackley@stork.com W: www.stork.com

SMS group S.p.A. via Udine, 103, Tarcento (Udine) 33017, Italy

STT Nitrex Querétaro, S. De R.L. De C.V. Calle De Lluvia No. 8 Fraccionamiento Industrial ,La Noria, El Marqués, Querétaro C.P. 76246, Mexico Carlos Llerena T: +52 442 221-5243 E: carlos.llerena@nitrex.com W: www.nitrexheattreat.com SUG Schmelz- und Gießanlagen GmbH & Co. KG Ziegeleistr. 19, Herten NRW 45701 Germany Michael Schmidt T: +49 209 35 80 51 E: info@suggmbh.de W: www.suggmbh.de Sun Systems Canceleria Y Domos SA de CV. Canal De Miramontes #2362 Col. Avante, D.F. 4460 Mexico Manuel Mendiola T: +55 56791428 E: ventas@sunsystems.com.mx W: www.sunsystems.com.mx Sunrock Ceramics Company 2625 S. 21st Avenue, Broadview IL 60155, United States Doug Thurman T: +1 708-344-7600 E: dthurman@sunrockceramics.com W: www.sunrockceramics.com Surface Combustion, Inc. 1700 Indian Wood Circle, P.O. Box 428 Maumee OH 43537, United States Ben Bernard T: +1 419-891-7150 E: bbernard@surfacecombustion.com W: www.surfacecombustion.com SWS Alloys and Metals Ltd Progress Drive, Cannock, Staffs WS11 0JE, United Kingdom John Owen T: +44 (0) 1543572149 E: john@swsalloys.co.uk W: www.swsalloys.co.uk Tantek Furnaces Ltd 27 Selstone Crescent, Sleights, Whitby, North Yorkshire YO22 5DJ United Kingdom Gordon Rayment T: +44 (0) 1947810694 E: sales@tantekfurnaces.co.uk W: www.tantekfurnace.co.uk TDI Group LLC PO Box 38657, 700 Blaw Aveneue Pittsburgh PA 15238, United States David DiBenedetto Sr. T: +1 412 826-4950 E: drd@tdigrp.com W: www.tdigrp.com Tecalex Ctra. de Banyoles, 31, Sant Julià de Ramis, Girona 17481, Spain Ramon Riera T: +34 972 172 090 E: tecalex@tecalex.net W: www.tecalex.com Technical Glass Products, Inc. 881 Callednar Blvd., Painesville Ohio 44077, United States James Horvath T: +1 440-639-6399 E: jluptak@tgpohio.com W: www.technicalglass.com

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ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF COMPANIES Tellus-Ceram La briqueterie Tellus-Ceram, Rue Beausoleil, Monsempron-Libos 47500 Lot et Garonne, France Jonathan Communaud T: +33 5 53719173 E: commercial@tellus-ceram.com W: www.tellus-ceram.com Temperature Management Systems (Pty) Ltd PO Box 1344, 42 Ceramic Curve, Alton Richards Bay, South Africa Richard Harris T: +27 35 7511471 E: enquiry@alucouple.com W: www.alucouple.com Tenova SpA Via Gerenzano 58, Castellanza, VA 21053, Italy T: +39 0331 444111 E: tenova@tenova.com W: www.tenova.com Termia Technology 1310 Park Central Blvd South E02 Pompano Beach FL 33064, United States Claudio Goldbach T: +1 786 319.9935 E: termia@termia.net W: www.termia.net Testo Limited Newman Lane, Alton Hampshire GU34 2UR United Kingdom David Darton T: +44 (0) 1420 544 433 E: info@testo.co.uk W: www.testolimited.com Therelek Engineers Pvt Ltd 70-71, 3rd Phase, Peenya Industrial Area, Bangalore, Karnataka 560058 India Somasundaran K T: +08028395101 E: info@therelek.com W: www.therelek.com Thermal Detection Ltd. Unit 6, Ordewingate Way, Primrose Hill Industrial Estate Stockton on Tees, Cleveland TS19 0GA United Kingdom Neville Mitchell T: +44 (0) 1642602878 E: tdl@thermal-detection.com W: www.thermal-detection.com Thermal Engineering & Controls 48, First Floor, Cinewonder Mall Kapurbavadi, Ghodbunder Road Thane, Maharashtra 400607, India Suresh Koulgi B. T: +9820072930 E: koulgi.thermalengineering@gmail.com W: www.thermalfurnaces.com Thermal Transfer Corporation 50 North Linden Street, Duquesne PA 15110, United States Terry King T: +1-412-265-2798 E: tking@wabtec.com W: www.thermaltransfercorp.com Thermcraft, Inc. 3950 Overdale Road, Winston Salem NC 27107, United States Jim Miller E: info@thermcraftinc.com W: www.thermcraftinc.com Thermetal Engineering Ltd C/O Sealy Shaw Ltd, Pride Park 11 Mallard Way, Derby, DE24 8GX United Kingdom Furnaces Directory 2018

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Clive Winters T: +44 (0) 7766 104576 E: sales@thermetal.com W: www.thermetal.com Thermo Fisher Scientific En Vallaire Ouest C, Chemin de Verney 2, 1024 Ecublens, Switzerland Jean-Marc Bohlen T: + 41 21 694 71 11 E: info.spectrometry@thermofisher.com W: www.thermoscientific.com/elemental Thermofax Ltd – Heat Treatment Specialists Block 2, Grazebrook Industrial Park, Peartree Lane, Dudley, West MIdlands DY2 0XW United Kingdom Thomas Bullock T: +44 (0) 1384 230214 E: tombullock@thermofax.co.uk W: www.thermofax.co.uk Thermolithy SA. Road Kalyves-Polygyrou, Kalyves Polygyrou, Halkidiki 63100, Greece Anne Surville T: +30 2371054137 E: info@thermolith.vionet.gr W: www.thermolith.gr TMS Europe Ltd Unit 10, Stretfield Mill, Bradwell, Hope Valley, Derbyshire S33 9JT United Kingdom James Driver T: +44 (0) 1433 620535 E: sales@tmseurope.co.uk W: www.tmseurope.co.uk

Tri-Mer Corporation 1400 Monroe Street, Owosso MI 48867 United States Kevin Moss T: +1 989-723-7838 E: salesdpt@tri-mer.com W: www.tri-mer.com Unicom Cerska 69, Belgrade 11000, Serbia Slobodan Manic T: +38 1112835635 E: slobodan.manic@unicom.rs W: www.unicom.rs Unifour B.V. Nijverheidsweg 3, Ulft 7071 CH, Netherlands Paul Overmans T: +31-315-641352 E: info@unifour.nl W: www.unifour.nl Unifrax Mill Lane, Rainford, St Helens, Merseyside, United Kingdom Caroline Hughes T: +44 (0) 1744887600 E: caroline.hughes@unifrax.co.uk W: www.unifrax.com United Process Controls Inc. 8904 Beckett Road, West Chester OH 45069, United States Pat Torok T: +1-513-772-1000 E: upc.sales@group-upc.com W: www.group-upc.com

TMS SA 42 Ceramic Curve, Richards Bay KZN 3900, South Africa Daniel Bothma T: +35-7511471 E: danie.bothma@alucople.com W: www.alucouple.com

Vacuum & Atmosphere Services Ltd Unit 13, Credenda Road, West Bromwich, West Midlands B70 7JE, United Kingdom Aaron Long T: +44 (0) 121 544 4385 E: enquiries@vacat.co.uk W: www.vacat.co.uk

TNI Spring Technologies, LLC 87 Amlajack Way, Newnan GA 30265 United States Sherri Babb T: +770-502-0687 E: info@tnispring.com W: www.tnispring.com

Vacuum Research Corporation 100 Chapel Harbor Drive, #4 Pittsburgh PA 15238, United States Steve Barker T: +1 412-261-7630 E: vrc@vacuumresearch.com W: www.vacuumresearch.com

Togni S/A Materiais Refratarios Av Antonio Togni 2439, Pocos de Caldas MG 37704-356, Brazil Livio Togni T: +55 35 2101-2222 E: togni@togni.com.br W: www.togni.com.br

Vail Rubber Works 521 Langley Avenue, St. Joseph MI 49085, United States Matt Hanley T: +1 269-983-1595 E: matt.hanley@vailrubber.com W: www.vailrubber.com

Tokai Carbon Europe Roway Lane, Oldbury, West Midlands V69 3EJ, United Kingdom Carll Daughters T: +44 (0) 7793 650691 E: carl.daughters@tokaicarboneurope. com W: www.tokaicarboneurope.com

Vesuvius 68 rue Paul Deudon, 59750 Feignies, France Thomas Schmidt T: +33 327691019 E: Thomas.schmidt@vesuvius.com W: www.vesuvius.com

Toledo Engineering Co., Inc 3400 Executive Parkway, Toledo OH 43606-0927, United States Jim Davis T: +1 419-537-9711 E: jdavis@teco.com W: www.teco.com Toyo Tanso France SA 9-10 rue Eugène Hénaff, 78190 Trappes, France Hubert Falque T: +33 130663535 E: contact@toyotansofrance.com W: www.toyotansofrance.com

Vesuvius 1 Midland Way, Barlborough Derbyshire S43 4XA, United Kingdom Andrew Queenan E: info@vesuvius.com W: www.vesuvius.com Vibra-Pro Company Inc. 3629 Banner Street, Boise, Idaho 83709, United States John Roisum Sr. T: +1 800-658-3812 E: joroisum@vibrapro.com W: www.vibrapro.com Wall Colmonoy Aerobraze Engineered Technologies Alloy Industrial Estate, Pontardawe

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Swansea SA8 4HL, United Kingdom Steve Jenkins T: +44 (0) 1792 860642 E: sales@wallcolmonoy.co.uk W: www.wallcolmonoy.co.uk Wallwork Cambridge Ltd. Buckingway Business Park, Swavesey Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB24 4UG United Kingdom Simeon Collins T: +44 (0) 1954 233700 E: Simeon.collins@wallworkht.com W: www.wallworkht.com Wallwork Group Wallwork Heat treatment Ltd. Lord Street, Bury, Lancashire BL9 0RE United Kingdom Peter Carpenter T: +44 (0) 161 7979111 E: enquiries@wallworkht.com W: www.wallworkht.co.uk Walters & Walters Ltd Unit 16, Orchard Road, Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 5HA, United Kingdom Lauren Murphy T: +44 (0) 1763-245445 E: sales@waltersandwalters.co.uk W: www.WaltersandWalters.co.uk Wellman Furnaces Units 9-11, Hale Industrial Estate, Lower Church Lane, Tipton DY4 7PQ United Kingdom Steve Price T: +44 (0)121 522 2522 E: ashley.m-swain@almor.co.uk W: www.wellman-furnaces.co.uk Whizz Engineering Services Pvt Ltd S no 15/1, Gujarwadi Road, Mangadewadi , Katrajnagar, Pune Maharashtra 411046, India Makarand Kulkarni T: +98 60706792 E: mktg@wespl.com W: www.wespl.co.in Williamson Corporation 70 Domino Drive, Concord Massachusetts 01742, United States Thomas Huff T: +1 9783699607 E: thuff@williamsonir.com W: www.williamsonir.com Woltz GmbH Alfred-Zippe-Str. 1, Wertheim BW 97877, Germany Sebastian Woltz T: +49 9342 92960 E: info@woltz.de W: www.woltz.de WS Thermal Process Technology Inc. 8301 W. Erie Avenue, Lorain OH 44053 United States Martin Schoenfelder T: +1 440-385-6829 E: wsinc@flox.com W: www.FLOX.com York Linings International Ltd Millfield Industrial Estate, Wheldrake York, North Yorkshire YO19 6NA United Kingdom Jill Wales T: +44 (0) 1904 449777 E: YorkHQ@capeplc.com W: www.capeplc.com YS tech Co Ltd 40-11 Minamiseiwwaen - cho, Suita Osaka 5640038, Japan Taichi Okayama T: +06-4860-7711 E: tokayama@yushi.co.jp W: www.ys-tech.jp/ November/December 2017

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F8 GUIDE TO FURNACE PLANT EQUIPMENT, MATERIALS & SERVICES ANALYTICAL TESTING EQUIPMENT ARUN Technology Control Instruments Corp. Esotermica Srl FEVISA INISMa Jasper GmbH Kahn Instruments, Inc. Linn High Therm GmbH Lumetrics, Inc. M/S Ajay Foumdry Linkers (R) Marina Textil Radir (Raytek Ircon) Infra-Red Systems Rockwell Automation, Inc. Siemens Process Industries and Drives Testo Limited Thermo Fisher Scientific TMS SA BASKETS & TRAYS, HEAT TREATMENT Almor Group AMECO USA Carbon International Ltd Clayton Thermal Processes Ltd Ernst B Westman Ltd FEVISA Graphite Sales Inc. H.C. Starck Hi-Tech Furnace Systems, Inc. MECFOR INC. Mersen Holytown Scotland Ltd Mersen UK Teesside Ltd. NeoNickel Blackburn North West Fire Protection Ltd Pentageni Co Inc. Plansee USA LLC Precision Metal Products Raloid Tool Company Incorporated RFTS LLC Spaco Technologies Ltd. PDC-GDC Castings Tecalex Thermetal Engineering Ltd Tokai Carbon Europe Vacuum & Atmosphere Services Ltd Vesuvius Wellman Furnaces BILLET HEATERS CMI Consolidated Engineering Company DongYang A.K Effmag Ltd. Furnace Engineering Pty Ltd Granco Clark, Inc. Gulf Plus - Kuwait Hormesa-Conticast IAS GmbH Meltech Merkle International, Inc Pentageni Co. Inc Precision Metal Products Radyne Corporation SECO/WARWICK Europe Sp. z o.o. Surface Combustion, Inc. Tecalex Unifour B.V.

Fives North American FlammaTec, spol. s r.o. Fuel Applications Limited Furnace Engineering Pty Ltd Fusionted S.R.L. Glass Service, a.s. Glass Strand Inc Gulf Plus - Kuwait Hotwork Combustion Technology Ltd Hotwork International AG Istrabenz plini d.o.o. Jasper GmbH LSA Energy Resoures SDN BHD M/S Ajay Foumdry Linkers (R) Magneco/Metrel, Inc. Monometer Furnaces Nadir Figueiredo Ind e Com SA NeoNickel Blackburn PCI Pentageni Co. Inc Proctor Biomass Systems Raloid Tool Company Incorporated Refraconsulting Industrial Technologies Refractory Specialties, Inc.A Unifrax Company Reintech GmbH Riedhammer GmbH, Industrial Kiln Plants SAFTI SBP Chemicals Schaefer Group, Inc., The SIAD S.p.A. SMS group S.p.A. SOL SpA Stork Technical Services (Cooperheat poduct line) Thermal Engineering & Controls Thermetal Engineering Ltd Wellman Furnaces Whizz Engineering Services Pvt Ltd WS Thermal Process Technology Inc. CALIBRATION & TEST EQUIPMENT AMETEK Land (Land Instruments International) FEVISA Fluke Process Instruments Raytek/Ircon/Datapaq Brands Fredericks Company, The | Televac GTG High Temp Measurement LLC INISMa JLS Furnaces (UK) Ltd Kahn Instruments, Inc. LumaSense Technologies GmbH Lumetrics, Inc. National Basic Sensor PCT Engineered Systems, LLC Radir (Raytek Ircon) Infra-Red Systems Rockwell Automation, Inc. SAFTI SEGRIF Siemens Process Industries and Drives Specnow Ltd Testo Limited Thermo Fisher Scientific TMS Europe Ltd Vacuum & Atmosphere Services Ltd Walters & Walters Ltd Wellman Furnaces

BURNERS

COATINGS (PVD, CVD, PA-CVD)

AICHELIN Holding GmbH Air and Energy Systems, Inc Air Products and Chemicals, Inc Allstates Refractory Contractors, LLC Almor Group British Industrial Furnace Constructors Association (BIFCA) DEAR Sas Agent of Fives North American Combustion Inc. DongYang A.K EBNER Furnaces, Inc. Eclipse, Inc Elster Thermal Solutions ENG. Roses International Esotermica Srl FEVISA

FEVISA Gulf Coast Environmental Systems Hi-Tech Furnace Systems, Inc. M/S Ajay Foumdry Linkers (R) Marina Textil North West Fire Protection Ltd Qatar Aluminium Ltd Raghav Ramming Mass Ltd Refraconsulting Industrial Technologies Rubig Engineering SBP Chemicals Wall Colmonoy Aerobraze Engineered Technologies Wallwork Cambridge Ltd. Wallwork Group

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COMBUSTION SYSTEMS Adwest Technologies Air and Energy Systems, Inc Air Products and Chemicals, Inc Allstates Refractory Contractors, LLC Andritz Metals Inc British Industrial Furnace Constructors Association (BIFCA) BWG Machinery Corporation COMBUSTOL De Winter Engineering BV DEAR Sas Agent of Fives North American Combustion Inc. E2SL EBNER Furnaces, Inc. Eclipse, Inc Elboy Industrial Solutions Elster Thermal Solutions Epcon Industrial Systems Esotermica Srl FEVISA Fives North American FlammaTec, spol. s r.o. Fuel Applications Limited Furnace Engineering Pty Ltd Fusionted S.R.L. Glass Service, a.s. Gulf Coast Environmental Systems Hays Cleveland HEM Engineering & Consulting Hotwork Combustion Technology Ltd Hotwork International AG Istrabenz plini d.o.o. Izocam Jasper GmbH Kuettner GmbH & Co. KG Lias Industrial Ltd M/S Ajay Foumdry Linkers (R) Major Engineering Munimula Technology P/L PCI PCT Engineered Systems, LLC Pentageni Co. Inc Proctor Biomass Systems SARNES ingenieure GmbH SBP Chemicals Schaefer Group, Inc., The SIAD S.p.A. Simullex GmbH SMS group S.p.A. SOL SpA Stolzle Flaconnage Stork Technical Services (Cooperheat poduct line) Tantek Furnaces Ltd Thermal Engineering & Controls Thermal Transfer Corporation Thermetal Engineering Ltd Toledo Engineering Co., Inc Whizz Engineering Services Pvt Ltd CONTROL & INSTRUMENTATION Almor Group Ascon Tecnologic North America AVS Inc. Control Instruments Corp. DEAR Sas Agent of Fives North American Combustion Inc. E2SL Eclipse, Inc EMG Automation GmbH Esotermica Srl FEVISA Fives North American Fluke Process Instruments Raytek/Ircon/Datapaq Brands Fredericks Company, The | Televac Fuel Applications Limited Fusionted S.R.L. Gefran General Glass Equipment Company, Inc. Henry F Teichmann Inc High Temp Measurement LLC Hi-Tech Furnace Systems, Inc. Hotwork International AG i.Process Srl Industrial Television Ltd Izocam Jasper GmbH

JLS Furnaces (UK) Ltd Lenox Inst. Co. Lias Industrial Ltd LumaSense Technologies GmbH M/S Ajay Foumdry Linkers (R) Marathon Monitors and Control Systems Corporation Limited MTAG Technology ag Munimula Technology P/L National Basic Sensor Navin Corporation NK Technologies Novamet SÃ rl Ohio Semitronics, Inc. PCI Pony International Technologies,Ltd. Precimeter Precimeter Control AB Process-Electronic GmbH Process-Electronic Sp. z o.o. Process-Electronic SRL Radir (Raytek Ircon) Infra-Red Systems Raloid Tool Company Incorporated Refraconsulting Industrial Technologies Rockwell Automation, Inc. SAFTI Schaefer Group, Inc., The SEGRIF Siemens Process Industries and Drives SK Environmental Ltd SMS group S.p.A. Specnow Ltd STAS Inc Stolzle Flaconnage Stork Technical Services (Cooperheat poduct line) Surface Combustion, Inc. Tecalex Testo Limited Thermetal Engineering Ltd Thermo Fisher Scientific TMS Europe Ltd TMS SA Toledo Engineering Co., Inc Unicom United Process Controls Inc Vacuum Research Corporation YS tech Co Ltd CRUCIBLES AMECO USA Brasco International Carbon International Ltd Cardinal Refractories Inc. Cimsamex Ernst B Westman Ltd Graphite Sales Inc. H.C. Starck Hormesa-Conticast M/S Ajay Foumdry Linkers (R) Magma Ceramics & Catalysts Magneco/Metrel, Inc. Mersen UK Teesside Ltd. Millennium technology Momentive Performance Materials Inc. Morgan Advanced Materials - Thermal Ceramics Munimula Technology P/L Permatech Plansee USA LLC Qatar Aluminium Ltd Raghav Ramming Mass Ltd Refractory Specialties, Inc.A Unifrax Company Schaefer Group, Inc., The Spaco Technologies Ltd Sunrock Ceramics Company Technical Glass Products, Inc. Thermcraft, Inc. TMS Europe Ltd TMS SA Vesuvius DUST EXTRACTION Fercell Engineering Ltd

DUCTING Fercell Engineering Ltd ELECTRIC FURNACE REPAIRS ABB Metallurgy Products AFECO Heating Systems AICHELIN Holding GmbH Allstates Refractory Contractors, LLC Almor Group BDI Cooling Solutions Brasco International Calderys Refractory Taiwan Carborundum Universal Limited Electro Minerals Division Chapman Brack Contractors Ltd CMI DISMATEC Limited Epcon Industrial Systems Esotermica Srl Glass Service, a.s. Gund Company, The Henry F. Teichmann, Inc. Hi-Tech Furnace Systems, Inc. I.LE.S. Srl JLS Furnaces (UK) Ltd Kilns and Furnaces Ltd Lizmontagens Thermal Technologies LSA Energy Resoures SDN BHD Meltech Merkle International, Inc Midland Elements Limited N G Johnson (Northern) Ltd Nadir Figueiredo Ind e Com SA Raghav Ramming Mass Ltd Reintech GmbH RFTS LLC Sandvik Heating Technology UK Schaefer Group, Inc., The SET LININGS BRASIL Shivang Furnaces and Ovens Industries Simullex GmbH Stork Technical Services (Cooperheat poduct line) Temperature Management Systems (Pty) Ltd Thermal Engineering & Controls Thermcraft, Inc. Thermetal Engineering Ltd TMS SA Togni S/A Materiais Refratarios Vacuum & Atmosphere Services Ltd Walters & Walters Ltd Wellman Furnaces ELEMENTS, ELECTRIC HEATING AFECO Heating Systems Allstates Refractory Contractors, LLC AVS Inc. BEST - Balikesir Elektromekanik Sanayi Tesisleri AS Carbon International Ltd DongYang A.K Ernst B Westman Ltd Esotermica Srl GMC For Glass Industry Graphite Sales Inc. H.C. Starck Hi-Tech Furnace Systems, Inc. Hormesa-Conticast JLS Furnaces (UK) Ltd Kilns and Furnaces Ltd LSA Energy Resoures SDN BHD M.E.SCHUPP Industriekeramik GmbH & Co. KG Major Engineering Micropyretics Heaters International Midland Elements Limited Millennium technology Plansee USA LLC Precision Metal Products Sacomet Limited SAFTI Sandvik Heating Technology UK SBP Chemicals Schaefer Group, Inc., The SCHUPP Ceramics Shivang Furnaces and Ovens Industries Furnaces Directory 2018

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GUIDE TO FURNACE PLANT EQUIPMENT, MATERIALS & SERVICES F9 Stork Technical Services (Cooperheat poduct line) Temperature Management Systems (Pty) Ltd Therelek Engineers Pvt Ltd Thermal Engineering & Controls Thermcraft, Inc. Thermetal Engineering Ltd TMS SA Vacuum & Atmosphere Services Ltd Wall Colmonoy Aerobraze Engineered Technologies Wellman Furnaces ENERGY TECHNOLOGY AFECO Heating Systems Aircontrol Industrial, S.L. Ascon Tecnologic North America BDI Cooling Solutions British Industrial Furnace Constructors Association (BIFCA) BWG Machinery Corporation CMI DEAR Sas Agent of Fives North American Combustion Inc. E2SL Effmag Ltd. Fives North American Glass Strand Inc Hatch Associates Hi-Tech Furnace Systems, Inc. i.Process Srl Istrabenz plini d.o.o. Izocam Jasper GmbH Kandi Engineering Pvt Ltd Kennedy Eurotech LSA Energy Resoures SDN BHD M/S Ajay Foumdry Linkers (R) Millennium technology MTAG Technology ag Nadir Figueiredo Ind e Com SA Novamet Sàrl Ohio Semitronics, Inc. PCI Pentageni Co. Inc Sangalli Technologies ESCO S.r.l. SIAD S.p.A. Siemens Process Industries and Drives Silicon Power Corporation Stolzle Flaconnage Testo Limited Thermetal Engineering Ltd WS Thermal Process Technology Inc. ENGINEERING, SERVICES & CONSULTANCY ABB Metallurgy Products ACE - RFTS LLC AFECO Heating Systems Air and Energy Systems, Inc AJZ & Associates Consulting Allstates Refractory Contractors, LLC Almor Group Andritz Metals Inc AVS Inc. BDI Cooling Solutions BWG Bergwerk- und WalzwerkMaschinenbau GmbH BWG Machinery Corporation CFT Carbon Furnaces Technologies B.V. CMI Combustol De Winter Engineering BV DEAR Sas Agent of Fives North American Combustion Inc. Denco Lubrication Ltd DiBenedetto Appraisal Services, member TDI Grp. Dismatec Limited DM Consulting Dukhiram Maurya Engineering. & Refractory Works (India) P. Ltd. Eclipse, Inc Elster Thermal Solutions EMG Automation GmbH Epcon Industrial Systems Esotermica Srl Fuel Applications Limited Furnaces Directory 2018

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Furnace Engineering Pty Ltd Fusionted S.R.L. G&T Associates (Services) Ltd GEA Process Engineering Inc. General Glass Equipment Company, Inc. Gillespie & Powers Inc. Glass Service, a.s. Glass Strand Inc GlassTech Refractory GMC for Glass Industry Gulf Coast Environmental Systems Harper International Hatch Associates Helipebs Controls Limited HEM Engineering & Consulting Henry F. Teichmann, Inc. Hutni projekt Frydek Mistek a.s. i.Process Srl IML Labels & Systems Ltd INISMa Innoval Technology International Thermal Systems Jasper GmbH Kennedy Eurotech Kuettner GmbH & Co. KG Lizmontagens Thermal Technologies Logistica Comercial Brigmadi SA de CV LSA Energy Resoures SDN BHD M H Detrick Company Ltd MachTools TechnoServe Private Ltd Major Engineering McLellan & Partners Limited Mecfor Inc Midland Elements Limited Millennium technology Molyneux Industries - Rails & Rail Clips Monometer Furnaces MTAG Technology ag Mugoya Limited Munimula Technology P/L Novamet Sàrl PCT Engineered Systems, LLC Pentageni Co. Inc Plansee USA LLC Pony International Technologies,Ltd. Radir (Raytek Ircon) Infra-Red Systems Rath AG Reintech GmbH RFTS LLC Riedhammer GmbH, Industrial Kiln Plants Rockwell Automation, Inc. SAFTI Sangalli Technologies ESCO S.r.l. SEGRIF Siemens Process Industries and Drives Simullex GmbH SOL SpA Spaco Technologies Ltd STAS Inc SUG Schmelz- und Gießanlagen GmbH & Co. KG Tecalex Termia Technology Thermal Engineering & Controls Thermetal Engineering Ltd TNI Spring Technologies, LLC Toledo Engineering Co., Inc Unifour B.V. Vacuum & Atmosphere Services Ltd Vesuvius Wall Colmonoy Aerobraze Engineered Technologies Wellman Furnaces Whizz Engineering Services Pvt Ltd Woltz GmbH ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY Adwest Technologies AJZ & Associates Consulting Allstates Refractory Contractors, LLC Ascon Tecnologic North America BDI Cooling Solutions Control Instruments Corp. DEAR Sas Agent of Fives North American Combustion Inc. E2SL Epcon Industrial Systems FEVISA GEA Process Engineering Inc.

General Glass Equipment Company, Inc. Gulf Coast Environmental Systems Hatch Associates Jasper GmbH Kuettner GmbH & Co. KG Lizmontagens Thermal Technologies MAGUIN S.A.S. Major Engineering McGill AirClean LLC Nadir Figueiredo Ind e Com SA Novamet Sàrl Pentageni Co. Inc Radquim Refraconsulting Industrial Technologies Rockwell Automation, Inc. Sanshin Sanwa Group SIAD S.p.A. Siemens Process Industries and Drives SUG Schmelz und Gießanlagen GmbH Testo Limited Thermetal Engineering Ltd Tri-Mer Corporation Whizz Engineering Services Pvt Ltd FANS, COMBUSTION AIR Air and Energy Systems, Inc AMECO USA BDI Cooling Solutions Castolin Eutectic Daniels Fans Ltd Eclipse, Inc Fan Systems Group Ltd Fercell Engineering Ltd FEVISA Fives North American Fusionted S.R.L. Garden City Fan Company, Div of Howden Hotwork Combustion Technology Ltd Industrial Gas Engineering (IGE) Industrie CBI S.p.A Izocam LSA Energy Resoures SDN BHD Pentageni Co. Inc Refraconsulting Industrial Technologies SAFTI SARNES ingenieure GmbH SBP Chemicals Schaefer Group, Inc., The Spencer Turbine Company Stork Technical Services (Cooperheat poduct line) Surface Combustion, Inc. Vacuum & Atmosphere Services Ltd FASTENINGS Couplings Company, Inc. Mach One (International) Limited Molyneux Industries - Rails & Rail Clips Pentageni Co. Inc Plansee USA LLC Raloid Tool Company Incorporated Spaco Technologies Ltd FLAME-FAILURE EQUIPMENT Air and Energy Systems, Inc Eclipse, Inc Elster Thermal Solutions Fives North American GTG Hays Cleveland Hotwork Combustion Technology Ltd Lenox Inst. Co. Lias Industrial Ltd LSA Energy Resoures SDN BHD Marina Textil SBP Chemicals Schaefer Group, Inc., The FUEL & ENERGY SUPPLY Air Products and Chemicals, Inc Deepak Industries Istrabenz plini d.o.o. LSA Energy Resoures SDN BHD PCI Refraconsulting Industrial Technologies Stolzle Flaconnage

FUME EXTRACTION Adwest Technologies Castolin Eutectic De Winter Engineering BV Fan Systems Group Ltd Fercell Engineering Ltd Hi-Tech Furnace Systems, Inc. Major Engineering SBP Chemicals STAS Inc TMS SA Whizz Engineering Services Pvt Ltd FURNACE CHARGING MACHINES AFECO Heating Systems Almor Group Andritz Metals Inc British Industrial Furnace Constructors Association (BIFCA) BWG Machinery Corporation De Winter Engineering BV EBNER Furnaces, Inc. FEVISA Fusionted S.R.L. G&G Steel Inc. General Glass Equipment Company, Inc. GHI Hornos Industriales S.L. GNA alutech inc. Hencon Hertwich Engineering GmbH Hormesa-Conticast Jasper GmbH Kuettner GmbH & Co. KG M/S Ajay Foumdry Linkers (R) Major Engineering Mayflower Engineering Ltd Mecfor Inc Meltech Millennium technology Munimula Technology P/L Pentageni Co. Inc Qatar Aluminium Ltd Schaefer Group, Inc., The SMS group S.p.A. Stolzle Flaconnage SUG Schmelz- und Gießanlagen GmbH & Co. KG Surface Combustion, Inc. Thermcraft, Inc. Thermetal Engineering Ltd Vibra-Pro Company Inc. Wellman Furnaces Woltz GmbH FURNACE CONTROLLERS & INSTRUMENTATION Air and Energy Systems, Inc Almor Group Ascon Tecnologic North America British Industrial Furnace Constructors Association (BIFCA) CAN-ENG Furnaces International LTd Combustol DongYang A.K E2SL EMG Automation GmbH Energy & Environmental Services ltd Esotermica Srl FEVISA Fluke Process Instruments Raytek/Ircon/Datapaq Brands Furnace Engineering Pty Ltd Fusionted S.R.L. Glass Service, a.s. GNA alutech inc. HEM Engineering & Consulting Hotwork Combustion Technology Ltd i.Process Srl Industrial Television Ltd JLS Furnaces (UK) Ltd Lenox Inst. Co. LSA Energy Resoures SDN BHD M/S Ajay Foumdry Linkers (R) Marathon Monitors and Control Systems Corporation Limited Micropyretics Heaters International Nadir Figueiredo Ind e Com SA PCI

PCT Engineered Systems, LLC Pentageni Co. Inc Pony International Technologies,Ltd. Process-Electronic GmbH Process-Electronic Sp. z o.o. Process-Electronic SRL Radir (Raytek Ircon) Infra-Red Systems Raloid Tool Company Incorporated RFTS LLC Rockwell Automation, Inc. SAFTI Schaefer Group, Inc., The Siemens Process Industries and Drives SK Environmental Ltd SOLO Swiss SA Stolzle Flaconnage Tenova SpA Termia Technology Therelek Engineers Pvt Ltd Thermal Engineering & Controls Thermcraft, Inc. TMS Europe Ltd TMS SA Unicom United Process Controls Inc Vacuum & Atmosphere Services Ltd Wellman Furnaces FURNACE FURNITURE AFECO Heating Systems Almor Group ANT Furnaces BOREL Swiss British Industrial Furnace Constructors Association (BIFCA) Carbon International Ltd Carborundum Universal Limited Electro Minerals Division Cellaris Refractories India Limited CMI E2SL Ernst B Westman Ltd FEVISA Gaskets Inc Graphite Sales Inc. H.C. Starck Hi-Tech Furnace Systems, Inc. JLS Furnaces (UK) Ltd Kilns and Furnaces Ltd Magneco/Metrel, Inc. Meltech Mersen Holytown Scotland Ltd Mersen UK Teesside Ltd. Millennium technology Morgan Advanced Materials Thermal Ceramics NeoNickel Blackburn Plansee USA LLC Refractory Specialties, Inc.A Unifrax Company Sangalli Technologies ESCO S.r.l. SOLO Swiss SA Sun Systems Canceleria Y Domos SA de CV Sunrock Ceramics Company SWS Alloys and Metals Ltd Tellus-Ceram Thermcraft, Inc. Togni S/A Materiais Refratarios Vacuum & Atmosphere Services Ltd Vesuvius Wallwork Group Wellman Furnaces FURNACE LINING MACHINERY Allied Trading International Ltd Almor Group BOREL Swiss British Industrial Furnace Constructors Association (BIFCA) Dukhiram Maurya Engineering. & Refractory Works (India) P. Ltd. FEVISA Lizmontagens Thermal Technologies Millennium technology Pentageni Co. Inc Raghav Ramming Mass Ltd SBP Chemicals November/December 2017

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F10 GUIDE TO FURNACE PLANT EQUIPMENT, MATERIALS & SERVICES Schaefer Group, Inc., The SET Linings Brasil SOLO Swiss SA Sun Systems Canceleria Y Domos SA de CV Togni S/A Materiais Refratarios Vacuum & Atmosphere Services Ltd Vesuvius FURNACE THERMAL SURVEYS AFECO Heating Systems Allied Trading International Ltd Allstates Refractory Contractors, LLC Almor Group British Industrial Furnace Constructors Association (BIFCA) Carbolite Gero Ltd CMI Dismatec Limited DongYang A.K E2SL Energy & Environmental Services ltd FEVISA Fluke Process Instruments Raytek/Ircon/Datapaq Brands Hotwork Combustion Technology Ltd Industrial Television Ltd Kandi Engineering Pvt Ltd Lizmontagens Thermal Technologies LumaSense Technologies GmbH Novamet SÃ rl Radir (Raytek Ircon) Infra-Red Systems Refraconsulting Industrial Technologies Schaefer Group, Inc., The Simullex GmbH Stolzle Flaconnage Thermetal Engineering Ltd TMS Europe Ltd Toledo Engineering Co., Inc Vacuum & Atmosphere Services Ltd FURNACES, HEAT TREATMENT AFC-Holcroft AFECO Heating Systems AICHELIN Holding GmbH Allied Trading International Ltd Almor Group Andritz Metals Inc AVS Inc. BDI Cooling Solutions Bekaert Solaronics BOREL Swiss British Industrial Furnace Constructors Association (BIFCA) BWG Bergwerk- und WalzwerkMaschinenbau GmbH BWG Machinery Corporation CAN-ENG Furnaces International Ltd Carbolite Gero Ltd Carbon International Ltd Clayton Thermal Processes Ltd CMI Combustol Consarc Engineering Ltd Consolidated Engineering Company DEAR Sas Agent of Fives North American Combustion Inc. DongYang A.K E2SL EBNER Furnaces, Inc. Elnik Systems, LLC. Energy & Environmental Services ltd Epcon Industrial Systems Esotermica Srl FEVISA Fluke Process Instruments Raytek/Ircon/Datapaq Brands Furnace Engineering Pty Ltd Glaston Finland Oy Global Oven Systems BV GMC for Glass Industry GNA alutech inc. Grieve Corporation GTG Gulf Coast Environmental Systems Gulf Plus - Kuwait Harper International Heat Treatments (Northampton) Ltd November/December 2017

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Hertwich Engineering GmbH High Tech Tubes Ltd Hind High Vacuum Co. (P) Ltd Hotwork Combustion Technology Ltd I.LE.S. Srl International Thermal Systems Izocam Jasper GmbH JLS Furnaces (UK) Ltd Kilns and Furnaces Ltd L&L Special Furnace Co Inc Lewco, Inc. Linn High Therm GmbH Lizmontagens Thermal Technologies LOI Thermprocess GmbH M.E.SCHUPP Industriekeramik GmbH & Co. KG Major Engineering Marina Textil Meltech Mersen Micropyretics Heaters International Midland Elements Limited Millennium technology Morgan Advanced Materials Thermal Ceramics MTAG Technology ag N G Johnson (Northern) Ltd Nitrex Metal Inc. Nitrex Metal Sp. z o.o. Pentageni Co. Inc Plansee USA LLC Precision Metal Products Prolind RAD-CON, Inc. Radyne Corporation Raghav Ramming Mass Ltd Refraconsulting Industrial Technologies Reintech GmbH RFTS LLC Rubig Engineering Sandvik Heating Technology UK Sangalli Technologies ESCO S.r.l. Sargeant & Wilbur, Inc. SARNES ingenieure GmbH SCHUPP Ceramics SECO/WARWICK SECO/WARWICK Europe Sp. z o.o. Shivang Furnaces and Ovens Industries SMS group GmbH SMS group S.p.A. SOL SpA SOLO Swiss SA Specnow Ltd Stork Technical Services (Cooperheat poduct line) Surface Combustion, Inc. Tantek Furnaces Ltd TDI Group LLC Tecalex Tenova SpA Therelek Engineers Pvt Ltd Thermal Engineering & Controls Thermcraft, Inc. Thermetal Engineering Ltd Thermofax Ltd - Heat Treatment Specialists TMS Europe Ltd Toledo Engineering Co., Inc Toyo Tanso France SA Unifour B.V. Vacuum & Atmosphere Services Ltd Wall Colmonoy Aerobraze Engineered Technologies Walters & Walters Ltd Wellman Furnaces FURNACES, REHEAT AFC-Holcroft AFECO Heating Systems Air and Energy Systems, Inc Almor Group Andritz Metals Inc AVS Inc. BDI Cooling Solutions BOREL Swiss British Industrial Furnace Constructors Association (BIFCA) BWG Bergwerk- und WalzwerkMaschinenbau GmbH

CAN-ENG Furnaces International Ltd Carbolite Gero Ltd Clayton Thermal Processes Ltd CMI Combustol Consarc Engineering Ltd Consolidated Engineering Company DEAR Sas Agent of Fives North American Combustion Inc. E2SL Energy & Environmental Services ltd Epcon Industrial Systems FEVISA GHI Hornos Industriales S.L. Global Oven Systems BV Gulf Coast Environmental Systems Gulf Plus - Kuwait I.LE.S. Srl International Thermal Systems Kilns and Furnaces Ltd L&L Special Furnace Co Inc Lewco, Inc. Lizmontagens Thermal Technologies Magneco/Metrel, Inc. Meltech Merkle International, Inc Midland Elements Limited Millennium technology Morgan Advanced Materials - Thermal Ceramics N G Johnson (Northern) Ltd PCI Pentageni Co. Inc Pony International Technologies,Ltd. Precision Metal Products Prolind Raghav Ramming Mass Ltd Raloid Tool Company Incorporated RFTS LLC SARNES ingenieure GmbH SECO/WARWICK SECO/WARWICK Europe Sp. z o.o. Shivang Furnaces and Ovens Industries SMS group GmbH SMS group S.p.A. SOLO Swiss SA Surface Combustion, Inc. Tantek Furnaces Ltd TDI Group LLC Tenova SpA Therelek Engineers Pvt Ltd Thermcraft, Inc. Thermetal Engineering Ltd TMS Europe Ltd TNI Spring Technologies, LLC Toledo Engineering Co., Inc Vacuum & Atmosphere Services Ltd Wall Colmonoy Aerobraze Engineered Technologies Wellman Furnaces FURNACES, BRAZING AFC-Holcroft AFECO Heating Systems AICHELIN Holding GmbH Almor Group ANT Furnaces AVS Inc. BOREL Swiss British Industrial Furnace Constructors Association (BIFCA) Carbolite Gero Ltd Consarc Engineering Ltd Elnik Systems, LLC. Epcon Industrial Systems FEVISA Furnace Engineering Pty Ltd Hind High Vacuum Co. (P) Ltd I.LE.S. Srl L&L Special Furnace Co Inc Lewco, Inc. Linn High Therm GmbH Meltech Micropyretics Heaters International Pentageni Co. Inc Plansee USA LLC Radyne Corporation Sandvik Heating Technology UK Sargeant & Wilbur, Inc. SECO/WARWICK

SECO/WARWICK Europe Sp. z o.o. Shivang Furnaces and Ovens Industries SOLO Swiss SA Specnow Ltd Surface Combustion, Inc. Therelek Engineers Pvt Ltd TMS Europe Ltd Vacuum & Atmosphere Services Ltd Wall Colmonoy Aerobraze Engineered Technologies Wellman Furnaces

Tecalex Tenova SpA Therelek Engineers Pvt Ltd Thermcraft, Inc. Unifour B.V. Vacuum & Atmosphere Services Ltd Wall Colmonoy Aerobraze Engineered Technologies Wallwork Cambridge Ltd. Walters & Walters Ltd Wellman Furnaces

FURNACES, ELEVATOR

FURNACES, LABORATORY

AFC-Holcroft AFECO Heating Systems Almor Group AVS Inc. BOREL Swiss British Industrial Furnace Constructors Association (BIFCA) Carbolite Gero Ltd Elite Thermal Systems Ltd GHI Hornos Industriales S.L. L&L Special Furnace Co Inc Linn High Therm GmbH Pentageni Co. Inc Prolind Raloid Tool Company Incorporated Sandvik Heating Technology UK Sargeant & Wilbur, Inc. SECO/WARWICK SECO/WARWICK Europe Sp. z o.o. Shivang Furnaces and Ovens Industries SOLO Swiss SA Therelek Engineers Pvt Ltd Thermcraft, Inc. Vacuum & Atmosphere Services Ltd Wellman Furnaces

AFECO Heating Systems ANT Furnaces AVS Inc. BOREL Swiss British Industrial Furnace Constructors Association (BIFCA) Carbolite Gero Ltd Carborundum Universal Limited Electro Minerals Division Clayton Thermal Processes Ltd Combustol Consarc Engineering Ltd Elite Thermal Systems Ltd Elnik Systems, LLC. FEVISA Furnace Engineering Pty Ltd Glass Service, a.s. Global Oven Systems BV Harper International Hind High Vacuum Co. (P) Ltd Hormesa-Conticast I.LE.S. Srl JLS Furnaces (UK) Ltd Kilns and Furnaces Ltd L&L Special Furnace Co Inc Linn High Therm GmbH M.E.SCHUPP Industriekeramik GmbH & Co. KG Major Engineering Micropyretics Heaters International Midland Elements Limited Nadir Figueiredo Ind e Com SA Qatar Aluminium Ltd Radyne Corporation Raloid Tool Company Incorporated RFTS LLC Sandvik Heating Technology UK SCHUPP Ceramics SECO/WARWICK SECO/WARWICK Europe Sp. z o.o. Shivang Furnaces and Ovens Industries SOLO Swiss SA Specnow Ltd Stork Technical Services (Cooperheat poduct line) Therelek Engineers Pvt Ltd Thermcraft, Inc. TMS Europe Ltd TMS SA Vacuum & Atmosphere Services Ltd Walters & Walters Ltd Wellman Furnaces

FURNACES, SURFACE TREATMENT AFECO Heating Systems AICHELIN Holding GmbH Allied Trading International Ltd ANT Furnaces AVS Inc. BDI Cooling Solutions BOREL Swiss British Industrial Furnace Constructors Association (BIFCA) Carbolite Gero Ltd Clayton Thermal Processes Ltd Elboy Industrial Solutions Epcon Industrial Systems Eurobond Adhesives Ltd FEVISA Furnace Engineering Pty Ltd Global Oven Systems BV Gulf Plus - Kuwait Harper International Heat Treatments (Northampton) Ltd Hind High Vacuum Co. (P) Ltd Hi-Tech Furnace Systems, Inc. I.LE.S. Srl International Thermal Systems JLS Furnaces (UK) Ltd L&L Special Furnace Co Inc Linn High Therm GmbH Lizmontagens Thermal Technologies LOI Thermprocess GmbH M.E.SCHUPP Industriekeramik GmbH & Co. KG Meltech Micropyretics Heaters International Midland Elements Limited Millennium technology Nitrex Metal Inc. Nitrex Metal Sp. z o.o. Pentageni Co. Inc Radyne Corporation Raghav Ramming Mass Ltd Raloid Tool Company Incorporated Rubig Engineering SARNES ingenieure GmbH SCHUPP Ceramics SECO/WARWICK SECO/WARWICK Europe Sp. z o.o. Shivang Furnaces and Ovens Industries SOLO Swiss SA Surface Combustion, Inc.

FURNACE, METAL TREATMENT ACE - RFTS LLC AFC-Holcroft AFECO Heating Systems BDI Cooling Solutions BOREL Swiss Carbolite Gero Ltd CMI Consolidated Engineering Company DEAR Sas Agent of Fives North American Combustion Inc. Elboy Industrial Solutions Epcon Industrial Systems Furnace Engineering Pty Ltd Heat Treatments (Northampton) Ltd Hormesa-Conticast International Thermal Systems L&L Special Furnace Co Inc M/S Ajay Foumdry Linkers (R) Major Engineering Midland Elements Limited Millennium technology Pentageni Co. Inc Furnaces Directory 2018

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GUIDE TO FURNACE PLANT EQUIPMENT, MATERIALS & SERVICES F11 Prolind Raghav Ramming Mass Ltd RFTS LLC SMS group S.p.A. SOL SpA SOLO Swiss SA STAS Inc Stork Technical Services (Cooperheat poduct line) SUG Schmelz- und Gießanlagen GmbH & Co. KG TDI Group LLC Tenova SpA Termia Technology Therelek Engineers Pvt Ltd Thermal Engineering & Controls Thermetal Engineering Ltd Thermofax Ltd - Heat Treatment Specialists TMS Europe Ltd TMS SA Vacuum & Atmosphere Services Ltd

RFTS LLC Sacomet Limited Sandvik Heating Technology UK Schaefer Group, Inc., The SCHUPP Ceramics SECO/WARWICK SECO/WARWICK Europe Sp. z o.o. Shivang Furnaces and Ovens Industries Simullex GmbH SOL SpA SOLO Swiss SA Spaco Technologies Ltd Stolzle Flaconnage SUG Schmelz- und Gießanlagen GmbH & Co. KG Sun Systems Canceleria Y Domos SA de CV TDI Group LLC Termia Technology Therelek Engineers Pvt Ltd Thermetal Engineering Ltd TMS SA Wellman Furnaces

FURNACES, MELTING & HOLDING

FURNACES, SEALED-QUENCH

AFC-Holcroft AFECO Heating Systems Air and Energy Systems, Inc Allied Trading International Ltd Andritz Metals Inc ANT Furnaces AVS Inc. BDI Cooling Solutions BOREL Swiss Brasco International British Industrial Furnace Constructors Association (BIFCA) Carbolite Gero Ltd Combustol De Winter Engineering BV DEAR Sas Agent of Fives North American Combustion Inc. DongYang A.K Epcon Industrial Systems Esotermica Srl Fan Systems Group Ltd FEVISA Furnace Engineering Pty Ltd G&G Steel Inc. GHI Hornos Industriales S.L. Gillespie & Powers Inc. GNA alutech inc. Harper International HEM Engineering & Consulting Henry F. Teichmann, Inc. Hertwich Engineering GmbH Hind High Vacuum Co. (P) Ltd Hormesa-Conticast International Thermal Systems Jasper GmbH JLS Furnaces (UK) Ltd Kilns and Furnaces Ltd Kuettner GmbH & Co. KG L&L Special Furnace Co Inc Linn High Therm GmbH Lizmontagens Thermal Technologies LOI Thermprocess GmbH Lubitech Enterprises M.E.SCHUPP Industriekeramik GmbH & Co. KG M/S Ajay Foumdry Linkers (R) Magneco/Metrel, Inc. Major Engineering Mecfor Inc Meltech Merkle International, Inc Midland Elements Limited Monometer Furnaces Monometer Holdings Ltd Morgan Advanced Materials - Thermal Ceramics Munimula Technology P/L N G Johnson (Northern) Ltd PCI Pentageni Co. Inc Permatech Pony International Technologies, Ltd Prolind Qatar Aluminium Ltd Raghav Ramming Mass Ltd Reintech GmbH

AFC-Holcroft AICHELIN Holding GmbH Allied Trading International Ltd Almor Group AVS Inc. BDI Cooling Solutions British Industrial Furnace Constructors Association (BIFCA) CAN-ENG Furnaces International Ltd Carbolite Gero Ltd Combustol Consarc Engineering Ltd Epcon Industrial Systems FEVISA Furnace Engineering Pty Ltd Heat Treatments (Northampton) Ltd Hind High Vacuum Co. (P) Ltd I.LE.S. Srl International Thermal Systems JLS Furnaces (UK) Ltd Lewco, Inc. M.E.SCHUPP Industriekeramik GmbH & Co. KG Pentageni Co. Inc Qatar Aluminium Ltd Sandvik Heating Technology UK SCHUPP Ceramics SECO/WARWICK SECO/WARWICK Europe Sp. z o.o. Surface Combustion, Inc. Therelek Engineers Pvt Ltd Vacuum & Atmosphere Services Ltd Wellman Furnaces

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FURNACES, SINTERING AFC-Holcroft AFECO Heating Systems Almor Group ANT Furnaces AVS Inc. BDI Cooling Solutions BOREL Swiss Brasco International British Industrial Furnace Constructors Association (BIFCA) Carbolite Gero Ltd Clayton Thermal Processes Ltd Combustol Consarc Engineering Ltd Elnik Systems, LLC. Esotermica Srl FEVISA Furnace Engineering Pty Ltd Global Oven Systems BV Grieve Corporation Harper International Hind High Vacuum Co. (P) Ltd I.LE.S. Srl JLS Furnaces (UK) Ltd Kilns and Furnaces Ltd L&L Special Furnace Co Inc Lewco, Inc. Linn High Therm GmbH M.E.SCHUPP Industriekeramik GmbH & Co. KG

Meltech Micropyretics Heaters International Midland Elements Limited Pentageni Co. Inc Plansee USA LLC Qatar Aluminium Ltd Raghav Ramming Mass Ltd Raloid Tool Company Incorporated Sandvik Heating Technology UK Sargeant & Wilbur, Inc. SARNES ingenieure GmbH SBP Chemicals SCHUPP Ceramics SECO/WARWICK SECO/WARWICK Europe Sp. z o.o. Shivang Furnaces and Ovens Industries SOLO Swiss SA Therelek Engineers Pvt Ltd Thermcraft, Inc. TMS Europe Ltd Vacuum & Atmosphere Services Ltd Wall Colmonoy Aerobraze Engineered Technologies Wellman Furnaces FURNACES, SOAKING PITS AFECO Heating Systems Almor Group Andritz Metals Inc British Industrial Furnace Constructors Association (BIFCA) Combustol E2SL EBNER Furnaces, Inc. FEVISA G&G Steel Inc. GHI Hornos Industriales S.L. Global Oven Systems BV I.LE.S. Srl Morgan Advanced Materials - Thermal Ceramics N G Johnson (Northern) Ltd PCI Pentageni Co. Inc Prolind SECO/WARWICK SECO/WARWICK Europe Sp. z o.o. Shivang Furnaces and Ovens Industries SOLO Swiss SA Tantek Furnaces Ltd Therelek Engineers Pvt Ltd Wellman Furnaces FURNACES, TILT ROTARY AFC-Holcroft AFECO Heating Systems Almor Group Andritz Metals Inc AVS Inc. British Industrial Furnace Constructors Association (BIFCA) Carbolite Gero Ltd DEAR Sas Agent of Fives North American Combustion Inc. E2SL Elite Thermal Systems Ltd Furnace Engineering Pty Ltd GHI Hornos Industriales S.L. Gillespie & Powers Inc. Global Oven Systems BV GNA alutech inc. Gulf Plus - Kuwait Harper International Hormesa-Conticast Jasper GmbH Kilns and Furnaces Ltd Kuettner GmbH & Co. KG Linn High Therm GmbH Lubitech Enterprises M/S Ajay Foumdry Linkers (R) Magneco/Metrel, Inc. Major Engineering Meltech Merkle International, Inc Monometer Furnaces Monometer Holdings Ltd Morgan Advanced Materials - Thermal Ceramics Munimula Technology P/L

N G Johnson (Northern) Ltd PCI Pentageni Co. Inc RFTS LLC Schaefer Group, Inc., The SECO/WARWICK SECO/WARWICK Europe Sp. z o.o. SMS group S.p.A. SOL SpA SUG Schmelz- und Gießanlagen GmbH & Co. KG Tantek Furnaces Ltd Therelek Engineers Pvt Ltd Thermcraft, Inc. Vacuum & Atmosphere Services Ltd Wellman Furnaces FURNACES, USED EQUIPMENT ACE - RFTS LLC AFECO Heating Systems AVS Inc. BDI Cooling Solutions British Industrial Furnace Constructors Association (BIFCA) Clayton Thermal Processes Ltd Esotermica Srl GTG High Tech Tubes Ltd I.LE.S. Srl M/S Ajay Foumdry Linkers (R) Machinery International Corp Precision Metal Products Raloid Tool Company Incorporated RFTS LLC SAFTI SBP Chemicals Specnow Ltd SUG Schmelz- und Gießanlagen GmbH & Co. KG Sun Systems Canceleria Y Domos SA de CV Thermal Detection Ltd. Thermcraft, Inc. Vacuum & Atmosphere Services Ltd Wellman Furnaces FURNACES, VACUUM AFECO Heating Systems Almor Group ANT Furnaces AVS Inc. BDI Cooling Solutions British Industrial Furnace Constructors Association (BIFCA) Busch (UK) Ltd Carbolite Gero Ltd Carbon International Ltd Combustol Consarc Engineering Ltd DongYang A.K Elnik Systems, LLC. Furnace Engineering Pty Ltd Gulf Coast Environmental Systems High Tech Tubes Ltd Hind High Vacuum Co. (P) Ltd JLS Furnaces (UK) Ltd Linn High Therm GmbH Millennium technology MTAG Technology ag OmegaVac Vacuum Products LLC Pentageni Co. Inc Plansee USA LLC Rubig Engineering SECO/WARWICK SECO/WARWICK Europe Sp. z o.o. Specnow Ltd Surface Combustion, Inc. Therelek Engineers Pvt Ltd Tokai Carbon Europe Toyo Tanso France SA Vacuum & Atmosphere Services Ltd Wall Colmonoy Aerobraze Engineered Technologies Wellman Furnaces FURNACES, VACUUM COATING AVS Inc. BDI Cooling Solutions

British Industrial Furnace Constructors Association (BIFCA) Busch (UK) Ltd Carbolite Gero Ltd Consarc Engineering Ltd DongYang A.K Gulf Coast Environmental Systems Gulf Plus - Kuwait Hind High Vacuum Co. (P) Ltd Linn High Therm GmbH Millennium technology Pentageni Co. Inc Rubig Engineering SECO/WARWICK Therelek Engineers Pvt Ltd Vacuum & Atmosphere Services Ltd Wall Colmonoy Aerobraze Engineered Technologies Wallwork Cambridge Ltd. FURNACES, WATER-COOLING SYSTEMS AFECO Heating Systems BDI Cooling Solutions British Industrial Furnace Constructors Association (BIFCA) BWG Bergwerk- und WalzwerkMaschinenbau GmbH CAN-ENG Furnaces International Ltd De Winter Engineering BV Denco Lubrication Ltd DongYang A.K Meltech Millennium technology Nadir Figueiredo Ind e Com SA Pentageni Co. Inc Pony International Technologies,Ltd. Prolind Qatar Aluminium Ltd Radyne Corporation Stolzle Flaconnage Therelek Engineers Pvt Ltd Vacuum & Atmosphere Services Ltd GAS ANALYSERS AMETEK Land (Land Instruments International) Control Instruments Corp. GTG Hotwork International AG INFICON Kahn Instruments, Inc. LumaSense Technologies GmbH Marathon Monitors and Control Systems Corporation Limited MTAG Technology ag Nadir Figueiredo Ind e Com SA Process-Electronic GmbH Process-Electronic Sp. z o.o. Process-Electronic SRL Refraconsulting Industrial Technologies Rockwell Automation, Inc. Siemens Process Industries and Drives SK Environmental Ltd Stolzle Flaconnage Tenova SpA Testo Limited Unicom United Process Controls Inc Vacuum & Atmosphere Services Ltd GAS GENERATORS, ATMOSPHERE AFC-Holcroft AFECO Heating Systems AICHELIN Holding GmbH Air Products and Chemicals, Inc Combustol Istrabenz plini d.o.o. JLS Furnaces (UK) Ltd Kandi Engineering Pvt Ltd Marathon Monitors and Control Systems Corporation Limited PCI Pentageni Co. Inc Process-Electronic GmbH Process-Electronic Sp. z o.o. Process-Electronic SRL November/December 2017

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F12 GUIDE TO FURNACE PLANT EQUIPMENT, MATERIALS & SERVICES Sargeant & Wilbur, Inc. SARNES ingenieure GmbH SECO/WARWICK SECO/WARWICK Europe Sp. z o.o. SIAD S.p.A. Surface Combustion, Inc. Thermetal Engineering Ltd United Process Controls Inc Vacuum & Atmosphere Services Ltd Wellman Furnaces GAS METERS Air and Energy Systems, Inc Control Instruments Corp. Elster Thermal Solutions Fuel Applications Limited Gulf Coast Environmental Systems LSA Energy Resoures SDN BHD Marathon Monitors and Control Systems Corporation Limited Process-Electronic GmbH Process-Electronic Sp. z o.o. Process-Electronic SRL Rockwell Automation, Inc. Schaefer Group, Inc., The Siemens Process Industries and Drives Spaco Technologies Ltd Vacuum & Atmosphere Services Ltd GAS REGULATORS & VALVES British Industrial Furnace Constructors Association (BIFCA) Elster Thermal Solutions Fives North American FlammaTec, spol. s r.o. Fuel Applications Limited Fusionted S.R.L. LSA Energy Resoures SDN BHD Schaefer Group, Inc., The Siemens Process Industries and Drives Unicom Vacuum & Atmosphere Services Ltd GASES, INDUSTRIAL Air Products and Chemicals, Inc Istrabenz plini d.o.o. Millennium technology Nadir Figueiredo Ind e Com SA PCI SIAD S.p.A. SOL SpA GRAPHITE PRODUCTS ACE - RFTS LLC Carbon International Ltd Cimsamex Eurobond Adhesives Ltd FEVISA Graphite Sales Inc. Hi-Tech Furnace Systems, Inc. Mersen Mersen UK Teesside Ltd. Millennium technology Molten Metal Equipment Innovations Inc Morgan Advanced Materials - Thermal Ceramics Qatar Aluminium Ltd SANGRAF International S.A. STAS Inc Tokai Carbon Europe Vacuum & Atmosphere Services Ltd HEAT & CORROSION-RESISTING ALLOYS AFECO Heating Systems AMECO USA Hi-Tech Furnace Systems, Inc. Midland Elements Limited NeoNickel Blackburn Plansee USA LLC Thermetal Engineering Ltd Wall Colmonoy Aerobraze Engineered Technologies Wallwork Group Walters & Walters Ltd November/December 2017

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HEAT EXCHANGERS

IGNITION ELECTRODES

Adwest Technologies AFECO Heating Systems Allstates Refractory Contractors, LLC AMECO USA Andritz Metals Inc ANT Furnaces BDI Cooling Solutions Cimsamex Denco Lubrication Ltd Eclipse, Inc Elboy Industrial Solutions Elster Thermal Solutions Gulf Coast Environmental Systems Hotwork Combustion Technology Ltd Jasper GmbH Kuettner GmbH & Co. KG M/S Ajay Foumdry Linkers (R) Major Engineering Mersen UK Teesside Ltd. Nadir Figueiredo Ind e Com SA Pentageni Co. Inc Schaefer Group, Inc., The Stolzle Flaconnage Tenova SpA Thermal Transfer Corporation Thermetal Engineering Ltd Togni S/A Materiais Refratarios Vacuum & Atmosphere Services Ltd Wall Colmonoy Aerobraze Engineered Technologies Wellman Furnaces

Cimsamex Elster Thermal Solutions FEVISA Fuel Applications Limited GTG Hotwork Combustion Technology Ltd Jasper GmbH LSA Energy Resoures SDN BHD M/S Ajay Foumdry Linkers (R) Reintech GmbH Vacuum & Atmosphere Services Ltd

HEAT-TREATMENT, CONTRACT SERVICES Almor Group BDI Cooling Solutions Bekaert Solaronics BOREL Swiss Colmegna Srl SIZIANO (Pv) Combustol Contract Heat Treatment Association DongYang A.K GTG Gulf Plus - Kuwait Heat Treatments (Northampton) Ltd Lewco, Inc. Lizmontagens Thermal Technologies Midland Elements Limited Millennium technology NITREX INC. – Chicago Operations NITREX INC. – Indiana Operations NITREX INC. – Michigan Operations NITREX INC. - Nevada Operations NITREX INC. – West Coast Operations Nitrex Metal Inc. Nitrex Metal Sp. z o.o. Nitrex Thermal Technology (Wuxi) Co., Ltd. Raghav Ramming Mass Ltd SMS group S.p.A. SOLO Swiss SA Stork Technical Services (Cooperheat poduct line) STT Nitrex Querétaro, S. De R.L. De C.V. Thermofax Ltd - Heat Treatment Specialists Vacuum & Atmosphere Services Ltd Wall Colmonoy Aerobraze Engineered Technologies Wallwork Cambridge Ltd. Wallwork Group Wellman Furnaces HIGH EMISSIVITY COATINGS Arkema Inc. Cardinal Refractories Inc. Eurobond Adhesives Ltd Gulf Plus - Kuwait Millennium technology Momentive Performance Materials Inc. Refraconsulting Industrial Technologies SBP Chemicals Unifrax

INDUCTION EQUIPMENT ABB Metallurgy Products AICHELIN Holding GmbH British Industrial Furnace Constructors Association (BIFCA) Effmag Ltd. EMG Automation GmbH Furnace Engineering Pty Ltd Hormesa-Conticast IAS GmbH M/S Ajay Foumdry Linkers (R) Pentageni Co. Inc Precision Metal Products Radyne Corporation RFTS LLC Silicon Power Corporation Walters & Walters Ltd INDUCTION STIRRING DEVICES ABB Metallurgy Products Hertwich Engineering GmbH Kandi Engineering Pvt Ltd Munimula Technology P/L SUG Schmelz- und Gießanlagen GmbH & Co. KG INSULATION, HIGH TEMPERATURE Allstates Refractory Contractors, LLC Brasco International Carborundum Universal Limited Electro Minerals Division Fusionted S.R.L. Gaskets Inc Gillespie & Powers Inc. Graphite Sales Inc. GTG Gulf Plus - Kuwait Gund Company, The HOBRA - Skolnik s.r.o. Lizmontagens Thermal Technologies Logistica Comercial Brigmadi SA de CV LSA Energy Resoures SDN BHD M H Detrick Company Ltd M.E.SCHUPP Industriekeramik GmbH & Co. KG MAM Thermal Ceramics Marina Textil Mersen Holytown Scotland Ltd Mersen UK Teesside Ltd. Mid-Mountain Materials, Inc. N G Johnson (Northern) Ltd North West Fire Protection Ltd Permatech Plansee USA LLC Raghav Ramming Mass Ltd Refractory Specialties, Inc.A Unifrax Company Schaefer Group, Inc., The SCHUPP Ceramics Stolzle Flaconnage Tellus-Ceram Thermetal Engineering Ltd Toyo Tanso France SA Unifrax Vacuum & Atmosphere Services Ltd Vesuvius Walters & Walters Ltd KILNS Allstates Refractory Contractors, LLC Ascon Tecnologic North America BOREL Swiss Carbolite Gero Ltd

E2SL Elite Thermal Systems Ltd Gillespie & Powers Inc. Gulf Plus - Kuwait Harper International Henry F. Teichmann, Inc. Kilns and Furnaces Ltd Kuettner GmbH & Co. KG L&L Special Furnace Co Inc Linn High Therm GmbH LSA Energy Resoures SDN BHD M.E.SCHUPP Industriekeramik GmbH & Co. KG Magneco/Metrel, Inc. Major Engineering Merkle International, Inc Micropyretics Heaters International Midland Elements Limited Millennium technology Morgan Advanced Materials - Thermal Ceramics N G Johnson (Northern) Ltd NeoNickel Blackburn PCI Pentageni Co. Inc Proctor Biomass Systems RFTS LLC Riedhammer GmbH, Industrial Kiln Plants Sandvik Heating Technology UK SARNES ingenieure GmbH SBP Chemicals SCHUPP Ceramics Spaco Technologies Ltd Therelek Engineers Pvt Ltd Thermcraft, Inc. TMS SA Togni S/A Materiais Refratarios Wellman Furnaces LADLES Allied Mineral Products, Inc. AMECO USA Brasco International E2SL Esotermica Srl G&G Steel Inc. M/S Ajay Foumdry Linkers (R) Magneco/Metrel, Inc. Millennium technology Morgan Advanced Materials - Thermal Ceramics MTAG Technology ag Munimula Technology P/L N G Johnson (Northern) Ltd Pentageni Co. Inc Permatech Qatar Aluminium Ltd Refractory Specialties, Inc.A Unifrax Company Schaefer Group, Inc., The Spaco Technologies Ltd SUG Schmelz- und Gießanlagen GmbH & Co. KG TDI Group LLC TMS SA Togni S/A Materiais Refratarios Unicom LADLES PREHEAT Air and Energy Systems, Inc AMECO USA Cardinal Refractories Inc. E2SL Hotwork Combustion Technology Ltd Hotwork International AG Magneco/Metrel, Inc. Mecfor Inc Millennium technology N G Johnson (Northern) Ltd PCI Pentageni Co. Inc Qatar Aluminium Ltd Sandvik Heating Technology UK Shivang Furnaces and Ovens Industries SOL SpA Spaco Technologies Ltd STAS Inc

SUG Schmelz- und Gießanlagen GmbH & Co. KG TDI Group LLC TMS SA Whizz Engineering Services Pvt Ltd LUBRICANTS Arkema Inc. Carbon International Ltd Chemtool Incorporated Cimsamex CONDAT EMG Automation GmbH Millennium technology Momentive Performance Materials Inc. Precision Metal Products Quaker Chemical B.V. LUBRICATION SYSTEMS BDI Cooling Solutions CONDAT Denco Lubrication Ltd EMG Automation GmbH Fusionted S.R.L. Major Engineering Millennium technology Precision Metal Products MAGNETIC HEATING SYSTEMS UNIFORM Effmag Ltd. SARNES ingenieure GmbH MATERIALS TESTING EQUIPMENT ANT Furnaces ARUN Technology EMG Automation GmbH Hertwich Engineering GmbH Lumetrics, Inc. M/S Ajay Foumdry Linkers (R) MachTools TechnoServe Private Ltd Midland Elements Limited MTAG Technology ag Prosaw Limited Radir (Raytek Ircon) Infra-Red Systems Siemens Process Industries and Drives Thermcraft, Inc. Thermo Fisher Scientific Walters & Walters Ltd METAL BRIQUETTING Fercell Engineering Ltd METAL SHREDDING Fercell Engineering Ltd METALLURGICAL & TECHNICAL LABORATORY SERVICES ABB Metallurgy Products Harper International High Temp Measurement LLC Innoval Technology JTF Microscopy Services, LLC M/S Ajay Foumdry Linkers (R) MTAG Technology ag NeoNickel Blackburn Nitrex Metal Inc. Nitrex Metal Sp. z o.o. Novamet Sàrl Seven Refractories d.o.o. SOL SpA STAS Inc Wallwork Cambridge Ltd. OVENS Air and Energy Systems, Inc Almor Group Ascon Tecnologic North America BOREL Swiss BWG Bergwerk- und WalzwerkMaschinenbau GmbH BWG Machinery Corporation Furnaces Directory 2018

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GUIDE TO FURNACE PLANT EQUIPMENT, MATERIALS & SERVICES F13 Carbolite Gero Ltd Clayton Thermal Processes Ltd Consolidated Engineering Company E2SL EBNER Furnaces, Inc. Elboy Industrial Solutions Elite Thermal Systems Ltd Epcon Industrial Systems Fan Systems Group Ltd Fercell Engineering Ltd Fuel Applications Limited Furnace Engineering Pty Ltd Garden City Fan Company, Div of Howden Gaskets Inc GHI Hornos Industriales S.L. Granco Clark, Inc. Grieve Corporation GTG Gulf Coast Environmental Systems Harper International Henry F Teichmann Inc I.LE.S. Srl International Thermal Systems Kilns and Furnaces Ltd Kuettner GmbH & Co. KG L&L Special Furnace Co Inc Lewco, Inc. Linn High Therm GmbH Logistica Comercial Brigmadi SA de CV LSA Energy Resoures SDN BHD M.E.SCHUPP Industriekeramik GmbH & Co. KG Major Engineering Meltech Merkle International, Inc Micropyretics Heaters International Midland Elements Limited Pentageni Co. Inc RFTS LLC SAFTI SARNES ingenieure GmbH SCHUPP Ceramics Shivang Furnaces and Ovens Industries Stork Technical Services (Cooperheat poduct line) Tecalex Therelek Engineers Pvt Ltd Thermcraft, Inc. TMS Europe Ltd TMS SA Togni S/A Materiais Refratarios Unifour B.V. Vacuum & Atmosphere Services Ltd Wellman Furnaces POWER SOURCES, INDUCTION MELTING/HEATING ABB Metallurgy Products BDI Cooling Solutions Furnace Engineering Pty Ltd Gulf Plus - Kuwait Radyne Corporation Reintech GmbH Rockwell Automation, Inc. Silicon Power Corporation PRESSES, HIGH PRESSURE ISOSTATIC Helipebs Controls Limited Mugoya Limited PYROMETERS & TEMPERATURE MONITORING AMETEK Land (Land Instruments International) Esotermica Srl Fluke Process Instruments Raytek/Ircon/Datapaq Brands GMC for Glass Industry GTG Industrial Television Ltd Lenox Inst. Co. LumaSense Technologies GmbH M.E.SCHUPP Industriekeramik GmbH & Co. KG MAM Thermal Ceramics MTAG Technology ag Furnaces Directory 2018

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National Basic Sensor Radir (Raytek Ircon) Infra-Red Systems Rockwell Automation, Inc. SAFTI SCHUPP Ceramics Spaco Technologies Ltd Stolzle Flaconnage Temperature Management Systems (Pty) Ltd Testo Limited Unicom Vacuum & Atmosphere Services Ltd Williamson Corporation QUARTZ Momentive Performance Materials Inc. Raghav Ramming Mass Ltd Technical Glass Products, Inc. QUENCHING EQUIPMENT / MEDIA Almor Group BDI Cooling Solutions BWG Bergwerk- und WalzwerkMaschinenbau GmbH Chemtool Incorporated GHI Hornos Industriales S.L. Granco Clark, Inc. Hutni projekt Frydek Mistek a.s. I.LE.S. Srl L&L Special Furnace Co Inc M/S Ajay Foumdry Linkers (R) Mayflower Engineering Ltd Pentageni Co. Inc SARNES ingenieure GmbH SMS group GmbH Surface Combustion, Inc. Tecalex Thermetal Engineering Ltd TNI Spring Technologies, LLC Toyo Tanso France SA Vacuum & Atmosphere Services Ltd Wellman Furnaces RECUPERATORS Adwest Technologies Allstates Refractory Contractors, LLC AMECO USA De Winter Engineering BV Esotermica Srl Fives North American Hotwork Combustion Technology Ltd Izocam Kuettner GmbH & Co. KG Lubitech Enterprises M/S Ajay Foumdry Linkers (R) PCI Pentageni Co. Inc SARNES ingenieure GmbH Schaefer Group, Inc., The SMS group S.p.A. Surface Combustion, Inc. Thermal Transfer Corporation Thermetal Engineering Ltd Vacuum & Atmosphere Services Ltd RECYCLING Allstates Refractory Contractors, LLC Clayton Thermal Processes Ltd De Winter Engineering BV Fercell Engineering Ltd FEVISA Furnace Engineering Pty Ltd GlassTech Refractory GTG Hormesa-Conticast Kandi Engineering Pvt Ltd Linn High Therm GmbH LOI Thermprocess GmbH M/S Ajay Foumdry Linkers (R) Mecfor Inc Munimula Technology P/L Sanshin Sanwa Group SOL SpA SUG Schmelz- und Gießanlagen GmbH & Co. KG

REFRACTORIES Allied Mineral Products, Inc. Allied Trading International Ltd Allstates Refractory Contractors, LLC Almor Group ANT Furnaces Ascon Tecnologic North America Beck u. Kaltheuner Feuerfeste Erzeugnisse GmbH & Co. KG Brasco International British Industrial Furnace Constructors Association (BIFCA) Calderys Calderys Refractory Solutions Calderys Refractory Taiwan Carborundum Universal Limited Electro Minerals Division Cardinal Refractories Inc. Cellaris Refractories India Limited Chapman Brack Contractors Ltd Clayton Thermal Processes Ltd Combustol DM Consulting Dukhiram Maurya Engineering. & Refractory Works (India) P. Ltd. Elkem Ceramite Esotermica Srl FEVISA Fusionted S.R.L. Gaskets Inc Gillespie & Powers Inc. GlassTech Refractory GTG Gulf Plus - Kuwait HOBRA - Skolnik s.r.o. INISMa Izocam Lizmontagens Thermal Technologies Logistica Comercial Brigmadi SA de CV Lubitech Enterprises M H Detrick Company Ltd M.E.SCHUPP Industriekeramik GmbH & Co. KG M/S Ajay Foumdry Linkers (R) Magma Ceramics & Catalysts Magneco/Metrel, Inc. MAM Thermal Ceramics Merkle International, Inc Mersen Micropyretics Heaters International Millennium technology Munimula Technology P/L N G Johnson (Northern) Ltd Nadir Figueiredo Ind e Com SA Pentageni Co. Inc Permatech Qatar Aluminium Ltd Raghav Ramming Mass Ltd Rath AG Refraconsulting Industrial Technologies Refractory Specialties, Inc.- A Unifrax Company Schaefer Group, Inc., The SCHUPP Ceramics Seven Refractories d.o.o. Stolzle Flaconnage SUG Schmelz- und Gießanlagen GmbH & Co. KG Sunrock Ceramics Company Surface Combustion, Inc. Tellus-Ceram Therelek Engineers Pvt Ltd Thermetal Engineering Ltd THERMOLITH S.A. Togni S/A Materiais Refratarios Vesuvius Wellman Furnaces York Linings International Ltd REFRACTORY ANCHORS Allied Trading International Ltd Allstates Refractory Contractors, LLC Beck u. Kaltheuner Feuerfeste Erzeugnisse GmbH & Co. KG Brasco International Calderys Calderys Refractory Solutions Calderys Refractory Taiwan Carborundum Universal Limited -

Electro Minerals Division Cardinal Refractories Inc. Chapman Brack Contractors Ltd Fusionted S.R.L. Lizmontagens Thermal Technologies Logistica Comercial Brigmadi SA de CV M/S Ajay Foumdry Linkers (R) Mach One (International) Limited Magneco/Metrel, Inc. Millennium technology Morgan Advanced Materials - Thermal Ceramics N G Johnson (Northern) Ltd NeoNickel Blackburn Pentageni Co. Inc Raghav Ramming Mass Ltd Schaefer Group, Inc., The Seven Refractories d.o.o. Togni S/A Materiais Refratarios Vesuvius REFRACTORY APPLICATION EQUIPMENT Allied Mineral Products, Inc. Allied Trading International Ltd Allstates Refractory Contractors, LLC Beck u. Kaltheuner Feuerfeste Erzeugnisse GmbH & Co. KG Brasco International Calderys Calderys Refractory Solutions Cardinal Refractories Inc. Dukhiram Maurya Engineering. & Refractory Works (India) P. Ltd. GlassTech Refractory Gulf Plus - Kuwait Hotwork International AG Logistica Comercial Brigmadi SA de CV M/S Ajay Foumdry Linkers (R) Millennium technology Pentageni Co. Inc Permatech Raghav Ramming Mass Ltd SET Linings Brasil Seven Refractories d.o.o. Toyo Tanso France SA Vesuvius REFRACTORY BLANKETS Allied Trading International Ltd Allstates Refractory Contractors, LLC Beck u. Kaltheuner Feuerfeste Erzeugnisse GmbH & Co. KG Brasco International Calderys Refractory Solutions Cardinal Refractories Inc. Chapman Brack Contractors Ltd Izocam LSA Energy Resoures SDN BHD M.E.SCHUPP Industriekeramik GmbH & Co. KG MAM Thermal Ceramics Mid-Mountain Materials, Inc. Millennium technology Morgan Advanced Materials - Thermal Ceramics N G Johnson (Northern) Ltd Permatech Qatar Aluminium Ltd Raghav Ramming Mass Ltd Refractory Specialties, Inc.A Unifrax Company SAFTI SBP Chemicals Schaefer Group, Inc., The SCHUPP Ceramics Seven Refractories d.o.o. Unifrax Vesuvius REFRACTORY – CUTTING MACHINES Allied Trading International Ltd Allstates Refractory Contractors, LLC Brasco International Calderys Refractory Solutions Dukhiram Maurya Engineering. & Refractory Works (India) P. Ltd. Kandi Engineering Pvt Ltd

Logistica Comercial Brigmadi SA de CV Millennium technology Pentageni Co. Inc Prosaw Limited Seven Refractories d.o.o. Sun Systems Canceleria Y Domos SA de CV REFRACTORY ENGINEERING – SUPPLY & INSTALLATIONS Air and Energy Systems, Inc Allied Mineral Products, Inc. Allied Trading International Ltd Allstates Refractory Contractors, LLC ANT Furnaces AVS Inc. Beck u. Kaltheuner Feuerfeste Erzeugnisse GmbH & Co. KG Brasco International Calderys Calderys Refractory Solutions Calderys Refractory Taiwan Cardinal Refractories Inc. Chapman Brack Contractors Ltd Dismatec Limited Dukhiram Maurya Engineering. & Refractory Works (India) P. Ltd. Elkem Ceramite Fusionted S.R.L. Gillespie & Powers Inc. Glass Strand Inc GlassTech Refractory Henry F Teichmann Inc Lizmontagens Thermal Technologies Logistica Comercial Brigmadi SA de CV Lubitech Enterprises M H Detrick Company Ltd M/S Ajay Foumdry Linkers (R) Major Engineering MAM Thermal Ceramics Merkle International, Inc Mersen Millennium technology Morgan Advanced Materials Thermal Ceramics N G Johnson (Northern) Ltd Pentageni Co. Inc Permatech Pony International Technologies,Ltd. Prosaw Limited Raghav Ramming Mass Ltd Rath AG Riedhammer GmbH, Industrial Kiln Plants Schaefer Group, Inc., The SET Linings Brasil Seven Refractories d.o.o. Tellus-Ceram TNI Spring Technologies, LLC Togni S/A Materiais Refratarios Vesuvius Woltz GmbH York Linings International Ltd REFRACTORY, RAW MATERIALS Allied Trading International Ltd ANT Furnaces Beck u. Kaltheuner Feuerfeste Erzeugnisse GmbH & Co. KG Calderys Calderys Refractory Solutions Carborundum Universal Limited Electro Minerals Division Cellaris Refractories India Limited Chapman Brack Contractors Ltd DongYang A.K Elkem Ceramite GlassTech Refractory HEM Engineering & Consulting INISMa M/S Ajay Foumdry Linkers (R) Millennium technology Momentive Performance Materials Inc. Nadir Figueiredo Ind e Com SA NeoNickel Blackburn Permatech Qatar Aluminium Ltd Raghav Ramming Mass Ltd Rath AG Tellus-Ceram November/December 2017

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F14 GUIDE TO FURNACE PLANT EQUIPMENT,MATERIALS & SERVICES THERMOLITH S.A. Togni S/A Materiais Refratarios Toyo Tanso France SA Unicom Vesuvius REFRACTORY METALS Allied Trading International Ltd Allstates Refractory Contractors, LLC ANT Furnaces AVS Inc. Beck u. Kaltheuner Feuerfeste Erzeugnisse GmbH & Co. KG Calderys Calderys Refractory Solutions Cardinal Refractories Inc. Ernst B Westman Ltd GlassTech Refractory H.C. Starck M/S Ajay Foumdry Linkers (R) Millennium technology Permatech Plansee USA LLC Qatar Aluminium Ltd Raghav Ramming Mass Ltd Sun Systems Canceleria Y Domos SA de CV Thermetal Engineering Ltd Wallwork Group REFRACTORY – REMOVAL EQUIPMENT Allied Trading International Ltd Allstates Refractory Contractors, LLC Beck u. Kaltheuner Feuerfeste Erzeugnisse GmbH & Co. KG Brasco International Calderys Calderys Refractory Solutions GlassTech Refractory Kandi Engineering Pvt Ltd Logistica Comercial Brigmadi SA de CV Millennium technology SET Linings Brasil Seven Refractories d.o.o. REPAIRS – FURNACE MAINTENANCE, ENGINEERING Air and Energy Systems, Inc Allied Mineral Products, Inc. Allied Trading International Ltd Allstates Refractory Contractors, LLC ANT Furnaces AVS Inc. Beck u. Kaltheuner Feuerfeste Erzeugnisse GmbH & Co. KG Calderys Calderys Refractory Solutions Cardinal Refractories Inc. Castolin Eutectic Chapman Brack Contractors Ltd Clayton Thermal Processes Ltd Combustol De Winter Engineering BV Dismatec Limited Dukhiram Maurya Engineering. & Refractory Works (India) P. Ltd. E2SL Elkem Ceramite Epcon Industrial Systems Esotermica Srl Fan Systems Group Ltd FEVISA Fuel Applications Limited Fusionted S.R.L. Gillespie & Powers Inc. GlassTech Refractory Gulf Coast Environmental Systems Gulf Plus - Kuwait Hatch Associates Henry F. Teichmann, Inc.

Hotwork Hotwork Australia Pty Ltd Hotwork Combustion Technology Ltd Hotwork International AG I.LE.S. Srl Industrial Gas Engineering (IGE) International Thermal Systems Izocam Jasper GmbH Kandi Engineering Pvt Ltd Lizmontagens Thermal Technologies LSA Energy Resoures SDN BHD Lubitech Enterprises M.E.SCHUPP Industriekeramik GmbH & Co. KG Magneco/Metrel, Inc. Major Engineering Meltech Merkle International, Inc Mersen Midland Elements Limited Millennium technology Morgan Advanced Materials - Thermal Ceramics Munimula Technology P/L N G Johnson (Northern) Ltd Nadir Figueiredo Ind e Com SA NeoNickel Blackburn Pentageni Co. Inc Pony International Technologies,Ltd. Raghav Ramming Mass Ltd Rath AG Refraconsulting Industrial Technologies Reintech GmbH Riedhammer GmbH, Industrial Kiln Plants Sandvik Heating Technology UK Schaefer Group, Inc., The SCHUPP Ceramics SET Linings Brasil Shivang Furnaces and Ovens Industries Simullex GmbH SMS group S.p.A. Stork Technical Services (Cooperheat poduct line) SUG Schmelz- und Gießanlagen GmbH & Co. KG Surface Combustion, Inc. SWS Alloys and Metals Ltd Temperature Management Systems (Pty) Ltd Thermetal Engineering Ltd TMS SA TNI Spring Technologies, LLC Togni S/A Materiais Refratarios Unifour B.V. Unifrax Vacuum & Atmosphere Services Ltd Vail Rubber Works Vesuvius Wellman Furnaces Woltz GmbH RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT Allied Mineral Products, Inc. ANT Furnaces AVS Inc. FEVISA Fusionted S.R.L. Hatch Associates INISMa Innoval Technology JTF Microscopy Services, LLC M/S Ajay Foumdry Linkers (R) Marina Textil Mecfor Inc Midland Elements Limited Nadir Figueiredo Ind e Com SA PCI Pentageni Co. Inc Pony International Technologies,Ltd.

Radquim Raghav Ramming Mass Ltd Rath AG Refractory Specialties, Inc.A Unifrax Company Riedhammer GmbH, Industrial Kiln Plants RJM Metal Consultancy Ltd Rockwell Automation, Inc. Sacomet Limited Siemens Process Industries and Drives Simullex GmbH Spaco Technologies Ltd STAS Inc Tellus-Ceram TMS SA TNI Spring Technologies, LLC Togni S/A Materiais Refratarios Wall Colmonoy Aerobraze Engineered Technologies Wallwork Cambridge Ltd. SAFETY EQUIPMENT AJ Charnaud & Company (Pty) Ltd Control Instruments Corp. FEVISA Fluke Process Instruments Raytek/Ircon/Datapaq Brands Gaskets Inc Logistica Comercial Brigmadi SA de CV M/S Ajay Foumdry Linkers (R) Marina Textil MTAG Technology ag Prolind Pureflo Quaker Chemical B.V. Refraconsulting Industrial Technologies Rockwell Automation, Inc. SARNES ingenieure GmbH Siemens Process Industries and Drives Spaco Technologies Ltd Testo Limited SCRAP PREHEATERS DongYang A.K Hertwich Engineering GmbH M/S Ajay Foumdry Linkers (R) Major Engineering Munimula Technology P/L PCI Pentageni Co. Inc STAS Inc TDI Group LLC SIPHON SYSTEMS Beck u. Kaltheuner Feuerfeste Erzeugnisse GmbH & Co. KG Hencon Major Engineering McGill AirClean LLC Mecfor Inc Munimula Technology P/L Pentageni Co. Inc STAS Inc Temperature Management Systems (Pty) Ltd SUBCONTRACT SERVICES Allstates Refractory Contractors, LLC Brasco International Chapman Brack Contractors Ltd Clayton Thermal Processes Ltd Contract Heat Treatment Association Gillespie & Powers Inc. Innoval Technology North West Fire Protection Ltd Pentageni Co. Inc Stork Technical Services (Cooperheat poduct line)

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RGB Metallurgical delivers new gas nitriding furnace to Uzbekistan RGB has built and installed a new gas nitriding furnace in Uzbekistan, writes Keith Watkins*

A brand new commercial extrusion facility has been built in Navoiy, Uzbekistan. BENKAM Extrusions have installed three extrusion presses and associated equipment (on a green field site) for its demanding production requirements. BENKAM will be supplying the domestic and international export markets. To meet its extrusion die nitriding requirements BENKAM chose a Gas Nitriding Furnace from RGB Metallurgical Ltd in the UK. The requirements for BENKAM included, simple operation, ease of maintenance, good back up and service, sample checking and on-going metallurgical support. To this end; along with a competitive offer, the end user has expressed great satisfaction following start up. BENKAM Extrusions is part of one of the largest industrial groups in Uzbekistan, the AKFA Group of Companies. In the business of aluminium extrusion, the extrusion die is arguably the key production tool. If the die does not perform to its optimum, then the efficiency and profitability of the extrusion plant is reduced. RGB has been able to make enhancements to the control philosophy and software to provide end users with fully automatically regulated systems. Efficiency and profitability are established by continuous extrusion of sections which are to size specification with acceptable surface finish and fulfil order commitments in the minimum of time. If the die shows premature wear or surface damage then this flow is interrupted resulting in lower plant efficiency. Die reliability is essential. There are a number of factors affecting die performance, some concerned with the quality of the die itself and some concerned with die management and extrusion practices.

Die quality - major factors � Die design � Steel selection – analysis (H13, H11 etc) � Steel cleanliness � Die bulk heat treatment � Die surface hardening. Extrusion practices - major factors � Extrusion temperature � Extrusion speed Die management – including cleaning, correction and die pre heating*. *Die pre heating is an extremely important factor regarding conservation

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of the quality of the nitride case. Ideally, it should be in a specially controlled atmosphere die oven for a maximum of eight hours. There are many published papers and points of view on all these important factors, and as a supplier to this industry, it is important to have a reasonable understanding of the issues involved in the extruding of aluminium, especially where they impact on the performance of the product supplied. All of the production factors listed above can have dramatic effects upon die performance and many can reduce the effectiveness of any surface hardening treatment. There are a number of die surface hardening techniques and many have been tried and discarded some are still being used. These include Hard Chromium plating, Ion implantation, TiN and other exotic ceramic combination coatings. However, possibly due to its apparent simplicity, cost effectiveness and robust nature, the gas Nitriding process has established itself as one of the most cost effective solutions to increasing die life and performance. It is used extensively as an “in–house” process and there are now a number of suppliers of such equipment. The understanding of the physics and thermodynamics of the Nitriding process has increased tremendously since its original “discovery”, probably when steel blades were quenched in urine; the blade edge was found to have that something special compared to normal water quenching (possibly the aroma!) due to effect of dissolved Ammonia. Nitriding Nitriding is initiated when gaseous Ammonia is cracked or “dissociated” using a steel surface as the catalyst at about 480°C. Active Nitrogen produced during this reaction moves into the surface of the steel and combines with

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Chromium and other alloy constituents to form their respective “Nitrides”. These Nitrides are extremely hard (1200Hv to 1500Hv) and increase the average hardness of the surface layers of the steel. As a general rule, the processes will double the hardness of the original steel. It is important to understand the basic process before selecting a furnace which will be a production tool and hopefully a friend for up to 20 years. Plasma Nitriding should also be mentioned. It has been around since the beginning of the twentieth century but only lately (last 30 years) with improvements in electronics has become a feasible commercial process. The process uses only small amounts of Nitrogen and Hydrogen gas in an approximate ratio of 1:3 and is environmentally friendly. It has had limited success in the Aluminium extrusion business as it is a very geometrically sensitive process and can be difficult to control when used on complex shaped extrusion dies. It is also best suited to a very clean working environment. However, some companies are producing very good results. As shown above, the actual chemistry is quite simple and early furnaces were no more than basic stainless steel sealed tubs in which the work was placed and then

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heated in a suitable brick lined furnace. Ammonia flow was not greatly controlled and temperature approximated at about 500°C. The process was not popular due to the long process times, the quality and reliability of the hard case produced and the smell (Ammonia this time not urine). However, the low or zero distortion characteristics of the process made it ideal for certain applications. Automatic Gas Analysis and Control, by RGB may be using Infrared ammonia analysis or H2 analysis, via a special probe mounted inside the furnace. In gas nitriding the donor is a nitrogen rich gas, usually ammonia (NH3), which is why it is sometimes known as ammonia or gas nitriding. When ammonia comes into contact with the heated work piece it dissociates into nitrogen and hydrogen. The nitrogen then diffuses from the surface into the surface of the material and produces hard Nitrides with alloy constituents such as Chromium

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and Aluminium This process has existed for nearly a century, though only in the last few decades has there been a concentrated effort to investigate the thermodynamics and kinetics involved. Recent developments have led to a process that can be accurately tailored and controlled. The thickness and phase constitution of the resulting nitriding layers can be selected and the process optimised for the particular properties required. The advantages of gas nitriding over the other surface treatments are: � Uniform Nitriding on all surfaces (except those protected by special paints if required) � Large batch sizes possible - the limiting factor only being furnace size. � With modern computer control of the Nitriding atmosphere the nitriding results can be closely controlled to give desired case properties. � Relatively low equipment cost - especially compared with other alternatives such as plasma or automated salt/fluid bed. So, to conclude, well controlled, gas nitriding furnaces are produced by RGB and contain the necessary analysers and software to produce repeatable and consistent results. �

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Expanding aluminium extrusion billet production Continuous Homogenizing Plant

Talum d.d. based in the lovenian town of idri evo has ordered a continuous homogenising furnace and a helical ultrasonic testing station from Hertwich. The new plant will start operation in July 2018 and will almost double the homogenising capacity of the group. Founded in 1942, Talum started operating a newly built electrolysis in 1954, which was expanded continuously in the following years. The production has since been modernised and the product range expanded. One of the most important - and expanding - product lines of the Group are aluminium extrusion billets. The semi-finished product range includes standard AlMgSi alloys. For the homogenisation of these materials, the continuous homogenizing furnace, developed by Hertwich, offers a number Furnaces Directory 2018

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of advantages. Compared to the conventional batch furnace, one of the salient features of the continuous process is the fact that each individual billet is heated uniformly and identically. uality fluctuations within a batch or even across the billet cross-section are thereby excluded. From the economic point of view, the continuous process has the advantage of a completely automated work-flow. Talum had already installed an aluminium continuous homogenising

and sawing line from Hertwich in 1996. When an expansion of the homogenising capacity became necessary, the contract was awarded to Hertwich again. The new furnace with a capacity of 40,000 tonnes per year will be integrated in the existing plant. ne of the benefits of this is that the already existing saw can be used. Furthermore, a helical ultrasonic testing station as well as the additionally required handling equipment, magazines and safety devices are included in the scope of supply. ďż˝ November/December 2017

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