Rotary Hearth Furnace
Photo Credit: Scranton Army Ammunition Plant photo
The Scranton Army Ammunition Plant in Pennsylvania won the Secretary of the Army Environmental Award for Sustainability by using technology and best practices to reduce and reuse water, improve air emissions in the production facility, reduce hazardous materials by evaluating the latest technology and engaging in multiple energy efficiency projects. Rehabilitation of the Erie 1 Rotary Hearth Furnace included new burners and heat recuperators which reduce the furnace's natural gas consumption by 25 percent. Another rotary hearth furnace had been upgraded prior to Erie I and another is currently undergoing the same upgrade.
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