History of Electric Induction Heating

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Induction Heating
  1. Early work to Salesman
  2. Salesman to entrepreneur
  3. Vacuum furnaces
  4. Henry Rowan, Mars Rocket
  5. Cheston, Cragmet, IRS
  6. Visit Russia, Meet Vera
  7. Around the world, Meet the president
  8. Kramatorsk
  9. Consarc
  10. Consarc UK
  11. Carbon contract
  12. Russians in Scotland
  13. The Embargo is Coming
  14. Embargo and Aftermath
  15. BEPA
  16. After BEPA
  17. Fiber Materials Appeal
  18. Consarc Officials Deny Wrongdoing in Sales to Soviets
  19. Memos from Henry Rowan to Metcalf
  20. Rowland motor patent 1868
  21. Rowland reviews the bids for Niagara Falls power station
  22. Metcalf's father's poem, and Metcalf genealogy
  23. The Peace Treaty of Brest-Litovsk
  24. Problems of Russia's Policy With Respect to China and Japan
  25. History of Ajax Magnethermic
  26. The most important event for Inductotherm
  27. Fright Flight
  28. Black art of carbon production
  29. Polaris Missile
  30. Nuclear Airplane
  31. Nuclear Engine
  32. Molten metal eats through and explodes
  33. Cannon Muskegon Corporation
  34. Metcalf at General Motors Research from April 1955 to Oct 1955
  35. Metcalf pouring superalloy at GE from Oct 1955 to June 1956
  36. Metcalf at Waimet (later Howmet) from June 1956 to July 1957
  37. Black art of carbon production
  38. Project to test NASA hot hydrogen engine
  39. Special Metals Number 9
  40. Metcalf joins Inductotherm group
  41. Device to load materials into a furnace for melting
  42. Bank reneged on a commitment to finance a job in Russia
  43. Inductotherm private airport
  44. NERVA (Nuclear Engine for Rocket Vehicle Application) and all I know about carbon
  45. NERVA Engine Control Rods
  46. same as 383-Nuke.html
  47. Development of Polaris missle
  48. Ajax NASA
  49. Production of carbon fabrics and threads made from rayon
  50. George Houghton, Aerojet Inspector gives Metcalf Rocket history
  51. Rayon to carbon to graphite
  52. Metcalf buys the control division of the Pelton Water Wheel Company
  53. Rowan's account of firing Consarc President
  54. Kama Purchasing Commission, Ukraine
  55. Role of chromium in vacuum melters
  56. ASEA wins contract for isopress
  57. Induction heating to re-refile tank cannon
  58. Hoover-Ugine Company
  59. Letter to Henry Rowan at Inductotherm
  60. John Mortimer in Rancocas
  61. Consarc Board of Directors Meeting
  62. Consarc Board of Directors Meeting
  63. Hillbilly
  64. How to produce Calcarb
  65. Newsday, late 1987
  66. Embargo Regulations
  67. Seizure of Goods
  68. Minutes of Dept of Trade, London
  69. Minutes of ECGD Meeting
  70. Rowan Interview
  71. Bombshell looks like dud
  72. Letter to Hank Rowan
  73. Consarc Board Meeting
  74. Minutes of DTI Meeting, London
  75. Stansted Fluid Power
  76. Minutes of DTI Meeting, 3 Oct 85
  77. Letter to IHI Master Metals

Induction Heating

By James Farol Metcalf

Consarc Board of Directors Meeting

February 3, 1983

A meeting of the Board of Directors of Consarc Corporation was held at the offices of the corporation, 100 Indel Avenue, Rancocas, New Jersey on Tuesday, February 8, 1983, commencing at approximately 4:30 PM

Present were all of the Directors, namely; Haubenstein, Metcalf, Roberts, Rowan and Ruble.

Roberts read the Minutes of the Directors Meeting of August 2, 1982. Upon motion by Metcalf and seconded by Rowan, they were unanimously approved.

Metcalf reported on his commercial activities in the Soviet Union at great length, specifically:

Vacuum Arc Refining Project (6 units)

Metcalf reported that a contract for the VAR Furnaces could be placed as early as June of this year and reconfirmed his wish for Consarc to continue to do business within the USSR. He confirmed (see attached documents) that the Vacuum Arc units under consideration fall well within the range of equipment which is allowed to be exported from the US to the Soviet Union. He presented the various commercial risks involved in this marketplace. Based upon the lack of uniqueness of our furnaces and the input by both Roberts and Haubenstein as to the capability of our two competitors - Leybold Heraeus/Germany and Ullvac/Japan - to build and to compete with us for the sale of this equipment, the Directors agreed that it is in Consarc's best interest to continue our commercial efforts on this project.

Casting Foundry Project

Metcalf reported that eleven casting furnaces, a 5,000 pound remelt unit, a 300 kilogram casting furnace plus miscellaneous heat treatment furnaces were being tendered by a Soviet client and that it was his wish to initiate sales effort under the premise that the units would be built in Scotland. None of the equipment falls within UK export restrictions. Metcalf wishes to work with our Scottish and English affiliates in an effort to assemble a "team" approach to satisfying the foundry project to its fullest. Metcalf will begin this effort and report any significant activities to the Board.

Nine (9) Mini-Susceptor Units and an Isostatic Press

Metcalf reported that our Scottish affiliate was being asked to quote on these units. Ruble and Rowan pointed out various technical nuances associated with mini-septor, all of which were recognized by Metcalf. Rowan indicated the desirability of testing at 60 cycles before proceeding to acceptance of a contract on a 60 cycle basis. Metcalf reported that it was his intention to build and test one of the units prior to building and shipping the balance.

In summary, Metcalf was encouraged to continue his commercial efforts within the Soviet Union.

Haubenstein's pending resignation, which was verbally presented to Roberts on February 3rd, was discussed with the Board acknowledging his desire to resign, but requesting that formalization be delayed until such time as the major contracts currently pending are resolved and a fixed date for resignation established.

Haubenstein's formal offer to sell to the corporation his holdings of 444 shares of Consarc stock (see attached) was, upon motion by Ruble, seconded by Metcalf, unanimously passed.

RESOLVED that the corporation proceed with the acquisition of Haubenstein's stock; its purchase price being its book value at the end of the last fiscal quarter, that is, January 31, 1983.

Haubenstein expressed his appreciation to all of the Directors for the opportunities presented to him during his tenure at Consarc.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.