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Grieve Installs New Pit Furnace for Heat Treating for Customer

10/18/2013 - The Grieve Corp. announced a new No. 943 furnace, an electrically-heated, 2000°F top-loading pit furnace from Grieve, is currently being used on a variety of heat treating applications at a customer’s facility.
Workspace dimensions measure 24”W x 24”D x 24”H.  26kW installed in nickel chrome wire coils, supported by vacuum-formed ceramic fiber, supply heat to the workload.
This Grieve pit furnace features 7” thick insulated walls, comprising 5” of 2300°F ceramic fiber blanket and 2” of block insulation.  A 6-1/2” thick furnace floor is made of castable refractory materials.
No. 943 also includes an air-operated vertical lift door and a reinforced 1/2” steel top plate to protect the unit while loading and unloading occur.
Safety equipment includes an adjustable, thermocouple-actuated, manual reset excess temperature controller, separate heating element control contactors and a door interlock switch.


The Grieve Corporation, based in Round Lake, Ill., is a builder of industrial ovens and furnaces.  At Grieve, you'll find quality at each and every step of the design and manufacturing process. With CAD/CAM/CAE design equipment and ever-improving manufacturing procedures, it makes the very best ovens and furnaces possible.