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Induction heating for deck and bulkhead straightening

Induction straightening system

The Terac deck straightening system brings the cost, safety and environmental benefits of induction heating to shipyards. A proven turnkey solution, the Terac only needs an electricity supply and it is ready to start work. Terac is ideal for deck and bulkhead straightening.
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EFD Induction pioneered the use of induction for deck and bulkhead straightening in the early 1980s. Today, it is used by major shipyards worldwide.

Cuts straightening times by as much as 80 percent

  • Rapid, repeatable and controllable: Fast, easy, precise and repeatable heating improves both quality and productivity. Terac has been documented to cut straightening times by as much as 80 percent compared to flame heating. Through-heating of steel decks and bulkheads is rapid, e.g., 8mm in only 8 seconds.
  • Maximum operator efficiency: A plug-and-play system—operator training takes only a couple of hours. Operation is simple with easy to understand operator controls conveniently placed on the handle.
  • Failsafe operation: Pre-set parameters minimize the risk of overheating, so it is virtually impossible to overheat the metal.
  • Robust construction: Terac components are designed and built to last in tough shipyard environments.
  • Small equipment footprint: A complete Terac system fits in one standard sized container, making it easy to move from one work site to another.
  • Extensive work range: Operators can work with Terac within a 45m radius of the base unit. An optional extension unit lengthens the work area to a 60m radius.The handheld transformer lets operators heat bulkheads and hard-to-reach areas.
  • Gentle on the environment: No fumes, no dust, no flames, no noise, no gas and virtually no radiant heat mean more comfortable and productive working conditions. That is good news for the environment too.


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Deck and bulkhead straightening system

EFD Induction's deck and bulkhead straightening systems are specially designed for ship straightening.

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Induction heating for deck and bulkhead straightening
Induction deck and bulkhead straightening

Induction heating cuts deck and bulkhead straightening times by as much as 80 per cent compared to alternative methods.

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Induction deck and bulkhead straightening

Induction heating cuts deck and bulkhead straightening times by as much as 80 per cent compared to alternative methods. Induction straightening is better at preserving metallurgical properties. It’s also the safest, healthiest, most environmentally friendly straightening method available.

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Straightening with induction heating

EFD Induction Terac systems are specially designed for ship straightening. Each Terac includes a frequency converter, cooling system, operator panel and deck-heating unit..

Straightening with induction heating

A handheld unit replaces the deck unit when straightening bulkheads.

Straightening with induction heating

The handheld transformer lets operators heat bulkheads and hard-to-reach areas.

Straightening with induction heating

Note the easy-to-use controls placed on the handle.. It usually takes only a couple of hours to train an operator to use a Terac system..

Terac components are designed and built to last in tough shipyard environments.

Induction heating for bulkhead straightening

Terac works just as well on bulkheads and other vertical structures as it does on decks.

Induction heating for bulkead straightening

Operators can work with Terac within a 45m radius of the base unit. An optional extension unit lengthens the work area to a 60m radius.

Induction heating for bulkhead straightening

For added ergonomic comfort, the handheld transformercan be attached to a balancer and suspended from a magnet or wire rope.

Straightening with induction heating

Induction heating is widely used to straighten ship decks and bulkheads.

Straightening with induction heating

An EFD Induction Terac system ensures failsafe operation—it makes it impossible to overheat magnetic steel.