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    Tube Furnaces

    Our tube furnace is made from easily maintainable, durable stainless steel. The double casing ensures the exterior remains cool at high temperatures and the inner fibres provide thermal stability. The split tube furnace model from Labec is designed to suit mechanical testing apparatus and can be custom fit to suit your needs.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How does a tube furnace work?

    A tube furnace heats materials within a cylindrical chamber under consistent heat. Depending on the application, it cools materials at controlled rates to achieve specific properties. With the option of multiple temperature zones, materials can be processed under vacuum conditions along the length of the tube. 

    What are the benefits of a tube furnace?

    Tube furnaces offer uniform heating, precise temperature control, and flexibility in atmospheric conditions which can be used in laboratory research or industrial manufacturing. Horizontal tube furnaces are used in various stages of metalwork such as forging, annealing, hardening and tempering. Vertical tube furnaces are used in the manufacture of batteries and semiconductors.

    What is the difference between a tube furnace and a muffle furnace?

    A tube furnace allows for continuous sample processing and atmosphere control that requires specific gas environments. A muffle furnace provides high uniformity and isolation for samples, suited for applications needing precise temperature control without direct flame exposure.

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    What precautions should be taken when using a tube furnace?

    When using a tube furnace:

    • Ensure proper handling of high temperatures and avoid direct contact with hot surfaces
    • Use protective equipment
    • Maintain correct gas atmosphere conditions for safety 
    • Schedule regular maintenance checks