Clearly application engineering is a great strength of CEC in the areas that we serve; namely heat treatment and processing of metals and composite materials. During our 53 years of service to manufacturers of the world we have heated everything from pies to spaceship components. An applications engineer will talk you through the type of equipment you need and make suggestions about state of the art combustion equipment, controls, fans, automation and other machine features.
The applications engineer will then work with a CEC project engineer to analyze the application. Often times CEC will create a Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) model of the customers product load. The load is matched with a preliminary furnace design that include many of the machine features. CEC will then match a fan and heating system that is optimally compatible with the load configuration. CEC has an AMCA (Air Movement & Control Association) type fan development and testing chamber to assure the flow, pressure drop and BHP for the furnace design. CEC has built hundreds of fans for furnace application during the last two decades. This critical step allows CEC customers to be assured with clear testing that their convective heat processing applications will be realized.