There are different types of metallurgical furnaces and brass casting furnace happens to be a good example. To obtain brass from it ores, it undergoes thorough heating or smelting. During this process, fuel, ores and flux are added and then a preheated air is passed from the bottom of the furnace for the chemical reaction to occurs.
The end products of the chemical reactions, metal and slag are deposited in the furnace. On the top of the brass casting furnace, flue or unwanted gases are allowed to escape. The melting process is the first phase in obtaining pure brass from its ores. The brass casting furnace has been used for several years to accomplish the task.
Lately, majority of the brass casting furnaces utilize induction heating. The main reason why this type of heating is highly preferred by brass plants is that it is ideal for heating brass of any size or density or purity. There are very many benefits offered by induction melting furnace for brass. Unlike the regular furnaces, they are cost-effective, energy efficient and quicker.
The brass casting furnace offers controlled melting process. Controlling temperature of the furnace during heating is an important consideration. The good thing about the induction melting furnace for the brass is that it controls the temperature of all the processes. The output part is the only part needing to be controlled. Brass melts depending on the size and density. For instance, if the brass melts at low temperatures, it can be adjusted using the furnace.
Brass plants prefer brass casting furnaces because they are ideal for ensuring improving metal production. They are suitable for melting large amount of brass. In addition, the brass is melted or heated in regular intervals even if the furnace is small or big. This is a benefit that is missing when regular furnaces are used. Now, the end product is increased productivity. There is no additional expenditure or any form of investment for that to happen.
Using the regular furnaces can be cost-prohibitive. It may take excess fuel or oil just to melt a piece of brass. What that means is that the total cost will be high. Plus, the induction melting furnace has highly energy efficient and at the same time ensuring increased output. Regular furnaces will need a lot of heat to attain optimum temperatures. The induction melting furnaces on the other hand use electricity and therefore, environmental friendly. In addition, the heat loss is very less despite the input power injected. It is also easy to operate because it has on and off switches.
Brass casting furnace has been used for several years to melt brass. There are many of them, for example, reverberatory furnaces, smelt mills, bloomeries and many more. Most of them use charcoal, fuel, coke or oil for heating though they are quite expensive. But the induction furnaces offer a range of benefits and that is the reason why many brass plants prefer them.