Induction straightening in the shipbuilding industry
EFD Induction equipment can be found in shipyards and dry docks around the world. In fact, it was EFD Induction who back in the early 1980s introduced induction straightening as the ultimate solution.
What is it then that makes induction so attractive for straightening assemblies that have been distorted by welding on a ship? One reason is precision—you get just the right temperature, just where it’s needed. The risk of overheating metals is much less than with a flame. In fact, it is impossible when heating magnetic steel.
Another reason is that induction generates heat directly in the material. You considerably reduce the risk of fire—crucial when working with straightening decks or bulkheads inside the ship. In addition, it’s easy to learn how to handle induction heating. Savings in working time can amount to 80 percent and energy efficiency is also greatly improved.