AnnealMax Features and Capabilities

 Establishes furnace setpoints and predicts anneal heating and cooling times for single and four-stack bases.

 Interfaces with stacking and inventory models.

 Sends furnace setpoints and predicted event times to Level 1 furnace controller.

 Accounts for continued heating of the coil cold spot after burners are turned off.

 Performs predictions before Level 1 data are available.

 Uses dynamic updating and receives gas stream temperatures from Level 1 to update the furnace set points and predicted event times.

 Reduces energy use and cycle time by cold spot coasting to account for continued heating of the coil cold spot after burners are turned off.

 Works with hydrogen (HPH) and arbitrary hydrogen-nitrogen (HNX) atmosphere using thermodynamic and transport property routines for arbitrary mixtures.

 Allows flexible cycle definition using target parameters and constraint variables. Allows construction of offline charges for quality studies.

 Builds offline charges from equipment templates, Level 3 coil inventory and cycles through user interface.

System Features

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