Induction Shrink Fitting - Advantages & Disadvantages

Advantages & Disadvantages

Advantages:

  • Process controllability - Unlike a traditional electric or gas furnace the induction system requires no pre-heat cycle or controlled shutdown. The heat is available on demand. In addition to the benefits of rapid availability in the event of a downstream interruption to production, the power can be switched off thus saving energy.
  • Energy efficiency - Due to the heat being generated within the component energy transfer is extremely efficient. The induction heater heats only the part not the atmosphere around it.
  • Process consistency - The induction heating process produces extremely uniform consistent heat this often allows less heat to be used for a given process.
  • No naked flame - This allows induction heating to be used in a wide variety of applications in volatile environments in particular in petrochemical applications.

The main disadvantage of this process is that, in general, it is limited to components which have a cylindrical shape.

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