- 2450°F (1340°C) Maximum Tube Temperature
- Conventional Metal Alloy Tube < 60 BTU/hr·in2 (27 KW/m2)
- INEX Composite Tubes Heat Flux > 200 BTU/hr·in2 (90 KW/m2) routinely achieved without concern for Creep or Thermal Shock
- A unique dual-phase, metal matrix composite consisting of Silicon and Silicon Carbide, specifically formulated for high performance and low cost.
- Patented manufacturing process enables production of composite radiant tubes at a price competitive with conventional metal alloy tubes
- Reduction in furnace downtime, tube replacement, labor cost and cycle time - all of which contribute to lower operating expenses and the capability for higher temperature heat-treating.
Furnace productivity is improved by reducing recovery time in batch furnaces or higher mass rate in continuous furnaces. This is NOT possible with conventional alloy tubes because of their limited heat flux capabilities.
- Conventional Metal Alloy Tube = Less than 60 BTU/hr·in2 (27 KW/m2)
- INEX Composite Si-SiC Tube = Greater than 200 BTU/ hr·in2 (90 KW/m2) routinely achieved without concern for Creep or Thermal Shock