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Choosing the Best Hot Zone: Three Questions Every Furnace User Should Ask

When it comes to graphite and all-metal hot zones, a number of questions can arise about the best hot zone for different processes, materials and industries.

After all, each type of hot zone has its own unique designs and advantages. Graphite is more energy efficient, costs considerably less to replace and can have a longer lifespan with proper maintenance; on the other hand, all-metal hot zones have a better leak rate, improved pumpdown capabilities and a cleaner working environment with a lower probability of contaminated parts.

The first post in Ipsen’s new blog series, A Look Inside the Furnace, examines the reasons behind the shift to graphite hot zones, as well as identifies three basic questions that can help users choose the best hot zone for their heat-treating furnace. Find out what these questions are at http://bit.ly/Choosing-Hot-Zone.

Ipsen’s blog, The Ipsen, Harold, also features informative videos, expert tips, throwback photos and useful resources, such as A Daily Checklist for Preventive Maintenance and their ongoing series, Finding Leaks in Your Vacuum Furnaces. Focused on sharing tips of the trade, as well as breaking down technical and complex material, this blog provides readers with valuable, up-to-date thermal processing information. Make sure to check out Ipsen’s other posts and how-to videos on their blog, The Ipsen, Harold, as well as their various articles and technical resources at www.IpsenUSA.com/Articles. When it comes to valuable resources, Ipsen is your partner in success.

About Ipsen                                                                    

Ipsen designs and manufactures industrial vacuum furnaces, atmosphere furnaces and supervisory control systems for a wide variety of thermal processing industries, including: Aerospace, Commercial Heat Treating, Medical, Energy and Automotive. With production locations in Europe, America and Asia, along with representation in 34 countries, Ipsen is committed to providing support for customers worldwide. Choosing Ipsen means choosing a partner in success.

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