HIGH PERFORMANCE LT AND HT FURNACES
PROVIDED BY INDUSTRY PARTNER, FURNACE ENGINEERING
Following oxidation, precursor material undergoes several stages of pyrolysis to achieve a fiber with the desired
properties. These critical stages of pyrolysis take place in the low temperature pre-carbonization (LT),
and high temperature carbonization (HT) furnaces.
The LT and HT furnaces in Despatch’s integrated lines are manufactured by long-time industry partner, Furnace
Engineering out of Melbourne, Australia. Furnace Engineering’s fresh approach to the LT and HT furnaces
offer innovative and efficient designs that are new to the LT/HT platform and the industry.
Furnace Engineering’s unique furnace designs feature a robust, airtight casing with adjustable end-seal
systems that effectively exclude air, with reduced nitrogen consumption. The insulation and heating designs
make the furnaces more efficient and energy conscious. Losses to cooling water are minimized, yet the fiber
emerges cool from the process. Zone temperatures in each furnace are precisely controlled and monitored
by the Despatch PLC control system.