The I.C.E austenitizing furnace is designed to efficiently and effectively bring the austenitizing ferrous wire in continuous production. The furnace is designed with an on fire preheating zone at the charge end followed by fired zones of control.
The final zone nearest the discharge end of the furnace is set up to fire “gas reach” (Excess fuel) to minimize the scaling of the wire. The other zones are set up to be “gas lean” (Excess air) to compensate for the exit end zone and to increase the overall furnace efficiency. Exhaust gases travel through the furnace counter flow to the wire direction to exit through the flue in the pre-heat charge end zone. An air tight vestibule attached to the discharge end of the austenitizing furnace ensures that the wires pass directly into the quench without being exposed to an oxidizing atmosphere.