Harper International, a provider of custom thermal processing solutions for advanced materials, has successfully completed factory acceptance testing of a new continuous, graphite rotary tube furnace at 2,000° C. The customer, a global chemical manufacturer, participated virtually. The furnace will process refractory metal powders in hydrogen and inert atmospheres.

The customer selected Harper for this project based on Harper’s process expertise and proven experience Source: Harper InternationalSource: Harper Internationalsuccessfully installing production-scale systems around the globe. This system will be used to meet pilot production demand while Harper works on the next scale-up. The design incorporates superior atmosphere control and thermal management providing an extremely uniform and efficient process.

“Our engineering team leveraged decades of experience in graphite reactor design to deliver tight atmosphere controls yielding both a safe process and high quality finished products for the customer,” commented Brian Fuller, sales manager at Harper International. “Harper has delivered yet another cutting-edge, continuous thermal system.”

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