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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Industrial Oven Construction – What to Consider

If you’re considering purchasing an industrial oven, there are many elements that need to be considered regarding oven construction.  The following represent the more significant points of examination. 

  • Exterior - An oven exterior should be constructed of heavy gauge cold rolled steel and painted with a chip/scratch resistant enamel paint. In the eventuality that an operating environment has corrosive fumes, a stainless steel exterior is recommended.
  • Interior - An oven interior ought to be of aluminized steel. Aluminized steel is manufactured to resist the corrosive effects of moisture and heat, as well as other materials. If processes contain acids or corrosive materials, a stainless steel interior should be selected.
  • Duct work - The duct work of an oven, in terms of materials, follows the same guidelines as the oven interior.
  • Insulation and oven wall-panel construction - These are the two key elements which allow an oven, which is running at 1250°F, to remain cool to the touch on the oven’s exterior. Quality insulation should be the proper density, oversized and compressed into the panel to avoid sagging. The physical strength of an oven is found in the wall panel construction and the overall frame, also the wall panel should allow for minimal transfer of heat to the outer skin.
  • Control panel - The control panel is of significant concern because it's the primary component with which the operator will interact. Consequently, a high quality control panel must possess the following characteristics:
      • Large push-button operation
      • Legible legend plates
      • Clear readouts on the controllers, timers, and recorders
      • UL-listed

Have more questions?  Contact Precision Quincy Ovens sales and engineering professionals to clarify your requirements, get your questions answered, and learn about their oven solutions. Precision Quincy Ovens has earned a position at the top of the industrial oven market by consistently producing innovative and high-quality ovens.  

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Coating Markets for Teflon® Fluoropolymers: Aerospace

The aerospace industry has about 1,500 companies with combined annual revenue of $125 billion. The industry is highly concentrated with the largest 20 customers accounting for nearly 90% of its total revenues. In addition to industry giants such as Boeing, Northrop Grumman, and Lockheed Martin, a large number of subcontractors are active industry participants and many of them represent attractive growth prospects for suppliers of industrial coating products. The Federal Government, primarily the Department of Defense, is by far the industry’s largest customer. Government contracts typically begin with an announced need and end with a bidding process. Once the contract is awarded, it remains conditional on the availability of Congressional financing.

Key Benefits of DuPont™ Teflon® industrial coatings:
  • Low coefficient of friction
  • Insulative properties
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Thermal stability, both to heat and to cryogenic temperatures
  • Hydrophic properties

Typical Applications:
  • Fuel filters
  • Engine components
  • Exhaust components
  • Solid rocket fuel core molds
  • Toilet bowls

For more information on the coating markets for DuPont™ Teflon® industrial coatings and resources available, visit our Solution Center

Monday, January 26, 2015

Be Intech: Be More

Over the last 20 years, Intech Services has rapidly expanded, evolving from just a coating supplier to a sales, marketing, and operations company focused on the industrial manufacturing segment. Intech started with an open and creative business environment, and we still stay true to those principles as we grow. We want to convey our values to our customers through Be Intech, a campaign that will allow our original values to shine through and continue to shape our corporate culture and customer interactions. 

Be More.
More than just a distributor, Intech supplies DuPont™ Teflon® industrial coatings, TCI powder coatings, Precision Quincy ovens, and many more coating products, as well as technical support. 
We have all the products and services you need to make 2015 your best year. All coating products can be purchased through one company, meaning you don't have to stress about managing multiple vendors. Let Intech do more so you don't have to.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Intech's Weight Loss Challenge - 2015 edition

When we got back from the holidays, everyone around the office was looking to be healthy and lose some of the extra pounds we packed on over the holidays. Chris Dohl, VP, organized a Weight Loss Challenge for anyone in the office who was interested. We teamed up 15 employees into 3 team of 5 and they created names for their teams. The three teams are: 

Team 1: Fit Simmons

Team 2: Hot Biscuit

Flabuless 5

The competition is a total of 9 weeks long and will go through the week of March 12th. Prizes will be awarded to the team who looses the highest percentage of weight, the team who is closest to their total goal weight, and the individual who looses the highest percentage of weight.   

In our first week, our 15 participants lost of combined weight of 29.2 pounds.  This is basically a small child...
bye bye little jimmy
Bring on summer bikini season!

Follow our weight loss on the blog until the final announcement is made!  

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Visit Us at Corrosion 2015

Join us NACE International and fellow corrosion professionals at the world’s largest corrosion conference and expo. After a record-breaking year in San Antonio in 2014, CORROSION 2015 will once again join more than 7,000 corrosion professionals and 450 exhibiting companies in Dallas, Texas for an educational event focused on the prevention and mitigation of corrosion worldwide. With more than 1,000 hours of technical education across 14 unique industries and technology tracks, the CORROSION conference is the key to finding your specific corrosion answers. In addition to the stellar technical program, CORROSION 2015 will give you the opportunity to expand your professional network through exciting networking events as well as the expansive exhibit hall floor.  Visit us at Booth # 17097.  If you are interested in getting a free expo pass to attend the show use this code, C2015ExhDU17097.  In order to redeem your free expo pass:
    Corrosion 2015 Trade Show Logo
  • Log in or create a log in
  • Select Exhibitor Visitor
  • Add to cart
  • Check out
  • Add the code C2015ExDU17097 and submit
  • Check your email for confirmation

Come see why so many corrosion professionals thrive in their careers through NACE International and register today! 

Exhibit Hall Floor Hours
Monday, March 165:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 1710:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 1810:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 199:00 a.m. - Noon

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Chemours Commitment

We want to address the recent events involving the DuPont Corporation and its separation of the company’s Performance Chemicals segment, now The Chemours Corporation.  As announced in a 2014 press release, DuPont’s newly created company will have distinct objectives and strategies related to the performance chemical industry.  Chemours will continue to be a global leader in fluoroproductions and chemical solutions.  “The separation will provide two strong companies with distinct strategies”, says DuPont Chair and Chief Executive Officer Ellen Kullman.

While you may have heard about some changes coming to Dupont/Chemours recently, we at Intech want to assure you that our customers will continue to get the same great products and services that you’ve come to expect.  Everything will remain the same, including:
  • Raw material supply – superior product consistency starts with high quality raw materials
  • Manufacturing plants and process – same production facility with superior quality control in Parlin, NJ, Europe, and Asia.  
  • R&D team – same great minds with more resources than ever
  • Sales team – continued focus and support of North American growth initiatives
  • Product team – dedicated team that focuses on our existing product mix and new product innovation
  • Teflon brand – we will continue to leverage one of the most powerful brands in the world
In addition to the same quality products, consistent service, and unbeatable technical assistance, Chemours will have added resources for marketing and business development.

Rest assured, Teflon® industrial coatings will still be the BEST choice for all your industrial coating needs.

For further assistance with any of your DuPont™ Teflon® industrial coating needs please contact us at 302-366-8530 or visit our website.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Temperature Uniformity

Oven temperature uniformity is important to ensure uniform heating of the product.
Uniformity is the greatest deviation, in degrees, between the lowest and highest temperature points within the work area.  For example, it is important to note that ±5°F represents an actual difference of 10°F (5.5°C).

Many factors influence uniformity:
  • Controller calibration
  • Sensor calibration
  • Sensor placement within the work area
  • Oven operating temperature (higher temperature/greater variables)
  • Air circulation (the greater the air circulation, the better the uniformity)
  • Placement of the product within the work area
  • Product geometry
  • Airflow pattern
  • Heat loss through walls
  • Metal-to-metal conduction

It is important to take all of these variables into consideration and to utilize a 10-point thermocouple test to ensure that the specified uniformity is obtained for the application. Although this 10-point test is not always included with the oven purchase, it is recommended and usually available for an additional cost. Some applications such as paint or resin curing require a temperature uniformity of ±10°F (±5.5°C). Many drying or preheating processes only require a uniformity of ±20°F (±11°C). Some technical processes need a uniformity of ±5°F (±2.7°C). Knowing your temperature uniformity requirements will help with oven selection.

Contact a Precision Quincy representative today at (302) 602-8738 or for more information on temperature uniformity and oven selection.  Need help in the selection process?  Call, email or fill out this quick form  and a Precision Quincy representative will get back to you.  

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!

From the Team at Intech