With industries proliferating all over the world, it’s important that anyone who is in a position to do so should take advantage of the numerous business opportunities this has to offer. For instance, the fact that there is a lot of demand for metal for construction and design means that you could take up recycling […]

With industries proliferating all over the world, it’s important that anyone who is in a position to do so should take advantage of the numerous business opportunities this has to offer. For instance, the fact that there is a lot of demand for metal for construction and design means that you could take up recycling of metal as a way to generate profits.


This way, you will be meeting the high demand for this product, and also ensuring that you do it in such a way that you will not damage the environment. If you happen to run a plant that makes use of large amounts of metal, you can also put up such a furnace so as to get your own supply of metal.
The importance of getting it right
When you are coming up with the designs for a furnace, it’s important to pay attention to every little detail. Not doing so often leads to a number of problems, including ending up with a furnace that will be unsafe or which will be very difficult to maintain.
The role of getting the right fasteners
One of the things you will need to watch out for is making sure that you use the right fasteners for the project. To do this, you only need to figure out the type of environment that they will be working in, and then make sure that they can withstand it. Some of the things that they need to be able to handle include:

  • Very high temperatures: The fasteners and other materials need to have a melting point that is way above the melting point of the metal you will be working it. A good example of this are the Inconel tee-head bolts.
  • Constant motion: Most furnaces have many moving parts. Making sure that you design it using materials that can withstand this will be important in increasing the efficiency of the furnace. Titanium cap nuts are particularly useful for this application.

Finding the right fasteners
As you can see, choosing fasteners for such design and construction might seem like a minor issue, but it’s actually very important. To avoid taking it lightly, it’s always advisable to seek the help of a high quality vendor so that you can then make the right decision. Most of them will be very handy in explaining the technical details of each product so that you can figure out which one the best is for you. Of course, it’s important that you consult one who has a wide inventory. This way, you can be sure that you will always find something to suit your requirements.
Once you do all the above, you will be set to construct a high quality furnace that will stand the test of time. Of course, you also need to ensure that you have it inspected frequently just so that you can be sure. However, if you follow the above, chances are that you will not notice much in terms of wear and tear to the equipment in the facility. This also drastically reduces the cost associated with running the furnace.

About the Author

Larry Melone
By Larry Melone
President

Started my career in the fastener world in 1969 at, Parker Kalon Corp. a NJ based screw manufacturer located in Clifton, NJ working in inventory control, scheduling secondary production and concluding there in purchasing. In 1971 I accepted a sales position at Star Stainless Screw Co., Totowa, NJ working in inside sales and later as an outside salesman, having a successful career at Star I had the desire with a friend to start our own fastener distribution company in 1980 named: Divspec, Kenilworth, NJ. This was a successful adventure but ended in 1985 with me starting Melfast in August 1985 and have stayed competitive and successful to date. Melfast serves the OEM market with approximately 400 accounts nationally.

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