"We are proud to be the supplier for the first Walking Beam Furnace to China, which will be used for the sintering of nuclear fuel pellets. China�s growing demand for electrical power is driving the need for local clean energy sources, such as nuclear. This high-technology, high-volume Walking Beam Furnace system is designed to play a major role in ramping up China�s nuclear infrastructure," said Paul van der Wansem, president and CEO of BTU International.
BTU is the world�s leading provider of systems used for the sintering of nuclear fuel pellets. BTU�s Walking Beam Furnace is a high temperature, thermal processing system designed for handling heavy loads under precisely controlled temperatures and atmospheric conditions. Various system configurations are available to provide temperatures up to 1800 degrees Celsius and atmosphere capabilities ranging from oxidizing to fully reducing. The Walking Beam system includes a number of BTU�s proprietary technologies including variable density refractory components, eductor technology and the walking beam mechanism.
About BTU International
BTU International is a market-leading, global supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment to the electronics manufacturing and alternative energy generation markets. BTU equipment is used in the production of printed circuit board assemblies and semiconductor packaging as well as in solar cell, nuclear fuel and fuel cell manufacturing. BTU has operations in North Billerica, Massachusetts and Shanghai, China with direct sales and service in the USA, Asia and Europe. Information about BTU International is available at http://www.btu.com.