We are happy to announce Dan Klein’s return to The Rose Corporation’s Industrial Furnace Division providing part time support to customers operating electric arc furnaces (EAF).
The Rose Corporation is constantly looking for new ways to create greater value for our customers. This includes periodic review of our manufacturing processes in an effort to remain competitive with pricing as well as improving quality, delivery, and more. Our most recent cost reduction efforts allow The Rose Corporation’s Industrial Furnace Division to offer reduced pricing on our Drever Mesh Belt Rollers and Furnace Rollers.
A Drever Ammonia DissociatorTM functions to break down anhydrous ammonia into its component parts – nitrogen and hydrogen. This is accomplished by introducing ammonia vapor to a suitable catalyst at high temperature. Drever Ammonia DissociatorsTM are designed and manufactured to perform this service, and with routine maintenance, the units will continue to perform reliably over a long period of time. It is the definite recommendation of The Rose Corporation that only metallurgical grade anhydrous grade ammonia be used in our Drever Ammonia DissociatorsTM.
Every day, more than 12 workers die on the job – over 4,500 a year. Every year, more than 4.1 million workers suffer a serious job-related injury or illness. When looking closer at the statistics, in 2014 companies in private industry with 11-49 employees had an average of 2.9 incidences of injury related lost work time. Companies with 50-249 employees had an average of 3.9 incidents. In companies doing business in fabricated metal product manufacturing, the average was 5.2 incidents per year.
We have a new customer in the draught beer line and tap system cleaning business. Many of their clients often have other needs for specialty bar equipment. Recently, we were tasked with fabricating a polished Stainless steel growler tap base for a fifteen (15) Craft Beer Tap System. The piece had to have removable end cover plates to access the fittings, hoses, and wiring.
We had been using shipping clips to center rotors inside of valve housings for years. Because of a pair of fresh eyes on the job, we realized that the clips were too complicated and taking too long to fabricate. For one set of four clips per valve to be made, they had to be burnt, formed, measured, saw cut, drilled, fit, welded together and cooled.
A Drever customer operating a 1000 SCFH Ammonia Dissociator encountered unexplained “soot” buildup on their furnace belt, product, and flowmeter. Prior to this incident the customer’s Drever Ammonia Dissociator had operated for many years trouble-free; however root-cause analysis revealed the following conditions that lead to this condition: propane was accidentally pumped into the ammonia storage tank servicing the ammonia dissociator.
There has been a lot of activity in our Continuous Improvement Program. Following are three examples of how co-workers are making our company better by thinking smart and taking time to improve processes, work areas and equipment throughout the company.