Written by AZoM
Ipsen, Inc. announces the release of its new greener process gas system, HybridCarb,an alternative to Endothermic and nitrogen/methanol generators for atmosphere furnaces. Rather than simply burning off excess gas, HybridCarb provides precise process gas control to conserve gas consumption.
The process gas is then recycled, reconditioned and reused, increasing efficiency up to 90%, which translates to a reduction of more than 40 tons of CO2 per year, or the environmental equivalent of planting 220 trees each year!
HybridCarb delivers immediate cost savings without the hassle of major changes in operations. Unlike other similar process gas generators, the process gas is not directed to the burn-off system; instead, after transferring carbon into the load, the process gas is guided back through the HybridCarb system to be reconditioned and recycled in the furnace.
HybridCarb is intuitive and operator friendly. The compact, roll-in design fits almost anywhere, takes up very little space, and installs in just hours. HybridCarb connects quickly and easily using Ipsen's patent pending Trunk Module. Plus, it is significantly less expensive to operate compared to the cost of running and maintaining an endothermic generator or nitrogen/menthol gassing system.
HybridCarb is environmentally friendly and cost effective. It improves hardness and uniformity with less heat and atmosphere loss because of its recirculating design. With enhanced furnace pressure regulation, HybridCarb allows for less natural gas consumption and a shorter burner recovery time. There is less chance of IGO formulations.
For more information on HybridCarb visit www.IpsenUSA.com/HybridCarb, or visit our booth 2123 at the upcoming ASM Heat Treat 2011 show and see HybridCarb and our other innovations.