Furnace Rebuilds, Upgrades and Services
Systematic Approach Maximizes Equipment Life, Improves Productivity
Surface partners with customers to provide long-term value for their investment with our extensive rebuild, upgrade and service programs. Your Surface equipment was ruggedly manufactured for reliable, repeatable performance. However, with time, all equipment needs maintenance, repairs and upgrades. Since Surface Combustion maintains records, including drawings and bills of materials, of nearly every piece of equipment we’ve manufactured over our 100-year history, we are prepared to quickly and efficiently help you. Also, Surface is constantly developing new technology that we can apply to your equipment to make it more productive and efficient.
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Furnace Analysis and Evaluation
Field engineers conduct a comprehensive examination of your furnace equipment. After careful analysis and evaluation, we prepare a report on the operating condition of your equipment. If your unit needs repair or maintenance, our report will be accompanied by a proposal of recommendations to address these items. Surface can also evaluate opportunities to upgrade components or to improve production rates or process quality.
Furnace Rebuilds and Repairs
Furnace rebuilding is an extremely cost effective way to renew the productive and profitable service life of your system. Surface will rebuild your equipment in your plant or in our shop. We can reinsulate furnace walls, install new alloy components, manufacture and install new vacuum furnace inner chambers, change out RX® endothermic generator catalyst or replace other worn or outdated components. When minor on-site repairs are required, we can dispatch Surface team members to help.
Upgrades and Design Modifications
Surface offers a broad range of standard upgrade packages to improve product quality, productivity and fuel efficiency, including: recuperative combustion systems, water to air cooling conversions for fans, rolls and heat exchangers, hi-lo flow atmosphere packages and soft seal door retrofits. In addition, Surface can provide insulation upgrades, burner retrofits, combustion safety updates to current codes, and gas/electric heating conversions. Surface can also engineer furnace capacity increases, process conversions and automated handling solutions.
Installation, Rigging and Commissioning
Customers trust Surface as a partner when they want to reposition or redeploy equipment where it is needed. We can manage the entire project for you with our logistics, installation and commissioning staff. At the same time, we can provide rebuilds and upgrades to your equipment and training to your personnel.
Process Control Advancements
Surface offers a full line of process control systems from basic single loop controls to advanced SCADA systems. The control systems are fully integrated with equipment safety hardware and PLC systems as required and are matched to the specific requirements of each project. The advanced SCADA systems offer additional functionality in:
- Recipe database
- Alarm database
- Historical trending of all key process parameters
- Part lot tracking
- Real time part tracking through the entire process line
- Historic retrieval of part lot processing parameters including temperature, atmosphere, process times, feed rates and any alarm conditions that occurred while processing
We also provide control updates to help older furnaces comply with the most recent industry specifications.
Preventative Maintenance and Training
Regular maintenance and training is critical to prevent unplanned downtime. Surface tailors specific programs for customers that include scheduled inspections, maintenance visits and installation of Genuine Surface Parts to ensure maximum operating efficiency. Surface also offers in-plant or in-house training that is customized to your specific equipment.
Using Surface for your rebuilds, upgrades and service needs combined with our Genuine Surface Parts gives you and your team the confidence that your equipment will continue to produce optimal results. While superior quality is easy to see, it’s over time and throughout your equipment ownership experience that the value of Surface really becomes clear.
We pride ourselves in knowing how to care for our equipment and how to support it in the field. At Surface, our business is built on long-term relationships. We would like to share with you the thermal processing value we bring to our customers.
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- available space
- operating temperature range
- heat source
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