Furnace Information and Applications

A furnace, derived from the Greek word fornax, heats material to high temperatures. Furnaces come in a variety of styles, phases, applications and used to heat all sorts of mediums. The word furnace in American English and Canadian English refers to a household unit. In British English, a furnace is used for industrial applications.  For our application we will be using the term British English find popular.furnacecooling-front-page

Furnaces are used as a way to heat material directly or indirectly in industrial applications. Furnaces are used mostly to melt metal but can also be used to melt glass, and plastic. Smelting and oil refineries heat materials to high temperatures in which chemical reactions occur. The chemical reactions can make materials harden, soften, and even join parts together.  Furnaces can use direct or indirect heat.  Direct methods of heating generate heat within the product itself. Indirect heat uses methods such as convection, induction and radiation. Convection is the movement of heat molecules within fluids. Induction is the heating of an electrically conducting object through electromagnetic fields. Radiation is the emission or transmission of heat in the forms of waves or particles through space or the material. All three heating methods are used for different applications and different furnaces. Below different industrial furnaces are described.



SA Series
Packaged Chillers
(integrated pump tank)
1.5Ton – 20Ton
Single / Dual Circuits
Single / Dual Pumps
SAE Series
Modular Chillers
(pump & tank on
separate skid)
1.5Ton – 200Ton
Single / Dual Circuits
SAR Series
Split Chillers
(Outdoor Condensing Unit)
(pump, tank, evaporator on
indoor skid)
1.5Ton – 200Ton
Single / Dual Circuits