NFPA 86 Compliance: Responsibilities of the Customer

Many of our customers understand the importance of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and compliance with their various codes. Some customers even know the difference between the four oven classifications as defined by NFPA 86 Standards for Ovens and Furnaces. However, very few understand that compliance with NFPA 86 does not end with the …

Automated Heat Treat Cell Solves Production Bottleneck

SANDUSKY, OH – LEWCO Field Service personnel recently finished installing their second 1,600°F automated heat treat cell for a leading manufacturer of specialty wire. The repeat customer purchased their first cell from LEWCO in 2012. After realizing a significant increase in production as a result of the first purchase, they returned to LEWCO to order an additional …

1,000˚F Roller Hearth Furnace

When a magnesium fire destroyed a furnace at a Midwest primary metal producer, LEWCO, Inc., Sandusky, OH responded to deliver a large 1000˚F roller hearth furnace in (7) months. The turnkey project included design, manufacture, installation and commissioning. Designed primarily for preheating coils, the five-zone conveyor oven has a capacity of 180,000 lbs. when fully …