Heat Treatment Engineering Services

Furmanite’s experience in the field

As a global organization dedicated to the development of specialist engineering services we have a breadth of experience gained across manufacturing and processing plants in many regions of the world. Our revolutionary heat treatment technology is a prime example of this, with applications as diverse as there are industries.

Furmanite is revolutionizing heat treatment procedures, with a service that provides all the benefits of the latest technology, coupled with high standards of safety, quality, accuracy, efficiency, and record keeping to overcome traditional reliability concerns and provide plant operators with a service to meet their needs.


• Over 175 six-zone consoles in use globally (designed and manufactured by us) and further supplies are being produced at a rate of 10 per month

• 26 fully equipped mobile rigs in operation in North America

• High velocity combustion gas trains with variable output (100,000 to 10million BTUs per hour)

• Extensive Burner sizes available from ½ million to 10 million BTUs

• 26 gas trains manufactured to date

• We can build temporary furnaces around most structures and work pieces


• Over 160 specialty heat treatment technicians globally, 25 are certified in both gas and electric

• Average field experience in excess of 15 years

• A further 60 experienced technicians are available from our La Porte, USA facility

• Furmanite’s continuous programme of professional development ensures that you get the most highly trained and qualified technicians available today

Heat Treatment Engineering Services

Structural Integrity Analysis

  • Tower weight and wind load analyses per ASCE
  • Bullet saddle support per Zick Analysis

Custom Equipment Design and Manufacture

  • Gas combustion furnaces
  • Electric resistance furnaces
  • Multi-zone power and control (PAC) consoles
  • Turbine warming systems

Heat Transfer Analysis

  • Pipe flow heating thermal power requirements
  • Temperature gradient determination
  • Thermal finite element analysis (FEA)
  • Vessel/pipe thawing power requirements
  • Vessel heating thermal power requirements

Engineered Thermal Process Procedures

  • In accordance with ASME / API / AWS / NBIC / AAR codes
  • AutoCAD drawings of thermocouple and heater location
  • Custom procedures per client requirements


Furmanite - Innovative since 1920

Leak Sealing process developed leak-sealing-developed_thumb 01/01/1920

Furmanite Leak-Sealing process is Developed The under pressure Leak Sealing process is developed by Eugene Clay Furman at the Newport …

First DIY Leak-Sealing Kit old-furmanite-leak-sealing-equipment 01/01/1924

First DIY Leak-Sealing Kit The first do-it-yourself Leak Sealing kits were developed and marketed by Clay Furman and while they …

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Long Standing Relationships US customer reference list that includes individual war ships in the US Navy, US steel companies and …

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1st Patent is filed in 1927 The Furmanite patent for the leak sealing process filed in 1927 was the first …

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Furmanite moves Overseas First overseas agents appointed to market the leak Sealing kits including in the United Kingdom and Euro…

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Price List from 1926 Table detailing costs of allowing a steam leak based on $4 per ton for “Long coal”. …

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Furmanite is thinking global A brief history of the United Kingdom Company written by A W Forsyth (OBE) in September 1973 …

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Technology Development Furmanite Expands Engineering on Leak Sealing Technology. Photographs taken from a 1934 sales brochure together with schematics of …

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Growing Furmanite Letter from the Chairman of Furmanite Engineering based in Birkenhead, England to his lawyer requesting information on a …

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New Direction Alan Forsyth, acting as a consultant to Furmanite Engineering (1929) advised the Board to move from selling low …

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Never to compromise on the high quality A brief history of the United Kingdom Furmanite organisation written by Joyce Hainsworth, the …

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Best in the business were called Furmanite successfully seals nitrous oxide leakage on the Space Shuttle “Discovery” pre launch September …

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Start of Modern Furmanite The common shares of Furmanite were acquired by Kaneb Inc on 24th January 1991. Furmanite remains …

Acquisition-GSG Division Acquisition-GSG-Division_thumb 01/13/2006

Acquisition of Flow-Serve GSG Division Furmanite as part of Xanser Corporation acquired the General Services Group (GSG) of Flow-Serve corporation …

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Corporate Name Change Xanser Corporation (NYSE:XNR) changed the company’s name to Furmanite Corporation, and the company’s shares were traded on …

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Furmanite Corporation Acquires Self Leveling Machining Technology Furmanite expanded  its global on-site machining capabilities through the acquisition of Self Leveling …


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