When compared to gas heating, induction offers a safer, cleaner, and more comfortable work environment. Compared to torch heating, induction is flameless and introduces less heat into the workplace. Compare costs and CO2 loads using our interactive Energy Calculator and get our brochure:
Induction Heating is Cleaner
Along with the environmental benefits, induction heating offers many benefits to your employees and business, as it eliminates smoke, waste heat, noxious emissions, and loud noise.
Many processes that lead to emissions can be converted to induction heating including:
- Flame preheating
- Gas fired oven heating
- Welding torches for joining
- Flame brazing
- Flame melting
- Flame hardening
- Flame shrink fitting
Induction Heating is Safer
In addition to the improved air quality that comes with induction heating, there are other significant employee safety benefits. They include:
- Reduction in risk of contact burns: Since induction heats only a zone of the workpiece, there are limited hot areas which lessens the risk of employee contact. This significantly reduces the risk of contact burns when compared to the outside of ovens or exhaust systems from gas heating.
- Zero explosive gases: Induction uses electricity for the energy source. This eliminates the handling of high-pressure explosive gases. Often these gases are transported in a hot crowded environment which increases the risk of catastrophic failure.
- No Ultraviolet (UV) Exposure: Unlike flame heating, induction releases no UV into the environment. This eliminates the risk of UV damage that can occur to the skin and eyes of employees from flame
Is Induction Right for My Process?
Now that you have learned about the environmental benefits of induction heating that can result in utility savings, the question becomes is induction right for you? Induction is particularly ideal when you have a high-volume process that requires consistent part quality. That said, there are many scenarios where induction can be optimal.
Ambrell has a best-in-class applications lab called THE LAB, where induction heating expert Dr. Girish Dahake and his team conduct complimentary parts testing and system sizing to ensure induction will work for you and your process. You simply send in your parts and process requirements, and THE LAB will perform feasibility testing. You can watch it live, or we will record testing and send you a report and video.
Our Commitment to Sustainability
The United Nations has several sustainability goals, and our solutions are in alignment with those goals. Goals 12 and 13 are worthy of particular emphasis when assessing the benefits of induction heating for sustainability:
• 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production: Our induction heating solutions increase energy efficiency and reduce pollution, thus helping manufacturers achieve this sustainability goal. And, at our facility, we have implemented energy efficient lighting, motion detectors, programmable thermostats, and we participate in sortable recycling to maximize yield.
• 13 – Climate Action: Induction replaces inefficient and sometimes pollution-laden solutions like torches/flame and gas ovens, which benefits the environment. This is in alignment with a “Green Transition” and “Investing in More Sustainable Solutions.”