Aim of the work
The efficiency of heat treatment plants often increases with the mass throughput of product. In order to maintain the necessary temperature-time profiles, the plant must be built to a corresponding length. However, this length is limited by mechanical conditions. In this case, it is possible to change the direction of the heat product by means of a transverse thrust in order to increase the overall plant length. This is done in the hot section of the furnace at temperatures of up to 1000 °C. Likewise, an atmospheric separation between two furnace sections can be realized by transverse thrusts with the help of doors.
The company ONEJOON has developed a new generation of these cross-feeders. Before these will be used in a production plant, an intensive test under approximate production conditions will take place at the Bovenden location. The focus here is on the necessary movements at temperatures of up to 1000 °C, very good leak tightness and robustness even in the presence of major contamination.
The aim of the thesis is to test and optimize the functionality of the developed cross-slides under near-production conditions.