Controlled Atmosphere Furnaces for the Production of Nuclear Fuel
BTU is the leading supplier of controlled atmosphere furnaces to the nuclear fuel manufacturing industry. BTU provides high volume, high temperature furnaces for sintering nuclear fuel. These systems are used by nuclear fuel manufacturers worldwide. Typical applications include uranium and gadolinium processing for current and next generation reactor technology. BTU offers its patented Walking Beam furnace and Pusher furnace for sintering and the TCA belt furnace for lower temperature applications. BTU Walking Beam systems are available with atmosphere capabilities ranging from oxidizing to fully reducing. Process gases include hydrogen and nitrogen. Various system configurations are available to provide continuous temperatures up to 1800°C. This high temperature system operates on a patented wheel and inclined plane principle and can carry very heavy loads extremely reliably.
BTU also offers global support and upgrade capabilities to enhance performance of systems in the field.