Our new customer faced a critical and out-of-the-ordinary challenge of vacuum stress reliving these massive parts. Our distinctive furnace capability was a perfect match for this special project.
Hermitage, PA (PRWEB) September 16, 2011
A major prime contractor in the nuclear field awarded Solar Atmospheres of Western PA a multi-million dollar purchase order for the vacuum thermal processing of nickel based nuclear steam generator tubing. Known for having the world’s largest commercial vacuum furnace, Solar was selected for its unique ability to process the 48 foot (576 inch) long parts.
“Our new customer faced a critical and out-of-the-ordinary challenge of vacuum stress reliving these massive parts. Our distinctive furnace capability was a perfect match for this special project. We are fortunate to be able to leverage the expertise of our sister company, Solar Manufacturing, to make our vacuum furnaces more robust and flexible,” said Michael Johnson, Sales Manager for Solar Atmospheres of Western Pennsylvania.
ABOUT SOLAR ATMOSPHERES OF WESTERN PA
Vacuum Heat Treating and Brazing services provided by Solar Atmospheres produce bright, scale-free parts with minimal distortion. The Hermitage, Pennsylvania plant, 60 miles North of Pittsburgh, specializes in thermal processing of large, mainly titanium manufacturing parts. This facility houses the world's largest commercial vacuum furnace (5' wide x 5' high x 36' long work zone - 150,000 lb. workload capacity) which uniquely benefits the aerospace industry. With a variety of furnaces processing smaller parts, Solar Atmospheres serves 18 different industries. State-of-the-art services also include carburizing, nitriding and R&D. Additional plants are located in Fontana, California and Souderton, Pennsylvania. http://www.solaratm.com