What is a Retort Furnace?

A type of oven, a retort furnace creates a controlled atmosphere to apply extreme heat treatments to solidify products. A separate chamber within this high-temperature furnace creates a controlled atmosphere to heat the product indirectly. For industrial applications, a retort furnace offers quicker heating times, improved operating conditions, and decreased fuel consumption.

How Retort Furnaces are Used

Chemistry laboratories use retort furnaces for distillation of substances. Heat applied to objects placed within retort ovens produce chemical reactions for chemists to study and analyze. Shale oil extraction and charcoal development commonly use retort atmosphere furnaces.

Difference Between Retort and Muffle Furnaces

The airtight vessel where the material is processed is the retort. And the term retort comes from the chemical industry. A muffle furnace refers to the insulation and separation of the heating elements from the contents of the retort. “Muffle furnace” is a term made by the furnace manufacturers. Both retort and muffle describe the same type of furnace.

Sentro Tech Retort Furnaces

Sentro Tech is a leading manufacturer of custom high-temperature retort furnaces and controlled atmosphere furnaces. These furnaces allow you to alter atmospheric conditions during a single firing cycle. Customize any model to meet your exact specifications. Reduce costs for laboratory and small-scale production environments by customizing any model to meet your exact specifications.


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