What is Inert Atmosphere Processing?

Inert Atmosphere Processing is the heat treatment of a component in a furnace atmosphere which will not react with the material being processed. Inert gases are argon and helium. Nitrogen is not a truly inert gas, reacting with certain materials (e.g. stainless steels) at elevated temperatures.*  

Gasbarre specializes in the design and manufacture of custom-engineered inert atmosphere processing furnaces specific to the thermal processing industry.

Gasbarre furnaces are:

Gasbarre’s complete line of Inert Atmosphere Processing Furnaces is listed below.

car-bottom furnace

Car Bottom

Gasbarre IFS Car Bottom Furnaces are ideal for processing large, heavy workloads.

View Furnace

Continuous Mesh Belt

Gasbarre is a leading manufacturer of Continuous Mesh Belt (or Conveyor Belt) Furnaces, and will custom-design to your particular specifications and application. 

View Furnace

High Efficiency Box

This Gasbarre IFS furnace is available in numerous sizes and configurations and can be used for numerous processes in air or atmosphere configurations.

View Furnace

Pit

Gasbarre Pit Furnaces are available in numerous sizes and configurations, with features and options customized to your unique needs.

View Furnace

Pusher – Low Temperature

Gasbarre Pusher Furnaces can accommodate various heating types with standard tray widths ranging from 24-48”.

View Furnace

Roller Hearth

The Gasbarre IFS Roller Hearth Furnace can accommodate various heating types with standard tray widths ranging from 24-48”.

View Furnace

Temper

Gasbarre IFS Temper Furnaces are available in numerous sizes and configurations and are designed to allow for excellent temperature uniformity over a wide range.

View Furnace

Tip Up

Gasbarre IFS Tip Up Furnaces are ideal for processing large, heavy workloads.

View Furnace

Vacuum Temper

This furnace is designed to provide excellent temperature uniformity, rapid heating and rapid cooling performance in a single chamber design.

View Furnace

*Source: Daniel H. Herring, “The Heat Treat Doctor.” The HERRING GROUP, Inc.