Induction furnace reactor Perhaps the most crucial decision in the design of the induction furnace reactor was the selection of the susceptor material. Graphite is a commonly used susceptor for high temperature applications as it has relatively high resistivity and can be used up to ca. 3300 K. It is also readily machined.
Induction heating of cylindrical nonmagnetic billets Induction heating of cylindrical billets of various nonmagnetic metals (mostly aluminum) is a widespread technological process often used for their softening before hot forming [1,2]. This process is usually realized by the two following manners: • heating of an unmoving billet in a system of static, harmonic currents carrying inductors, • heating of a rotating billet in static magnetic field generated by static coils.