Harper’s Beacon™ program is designed to drive greater energy efficiencies and lower operating costs through careful analysis of the Carbon Fiber conversion process. It is the only offering of its kind that is focused on enabling Carbon Fiber manufacturers to position themselves for the exceptional growth that the market is poised to experience in expanded applications such as in the aerospace and automotive markets.
With our extensive experience in furnace technology since the market’s inception, Harper International has developed a model that analyzes various plant configurations and capacities, precursors, integration scenarios and energy recovery options and ranks the environmental impact of the process line. The Beacon model is a complex analysis of more than 100 design parameters. This endeavor establishes a baseline and a facility-specific metric that can be used to develop improvement plans to drive greater energy recovery and lower operating costs.
Harper offers the Beacon program as a tool for Carbon Fiber manufacturers interested in achieving greatest output cost effectively with environmental responsibility. Within the area where we are experts, the Carbon Fiber conversion process, it is our commitment to help drive the industry to meet its full potential. Learn more about the various elements of the Carbon Fiber conversion process where opportunities for increased energy utilization can be captured, how design parameters have evolved, and how increased efficiency and lower operating costs can be obtained through careful equipment engineering, integration and implementation at HarperBeacon.com. Here you can experience a preview of Beacon through a short assessment tool to sample what your carbon footprint might be, and then contact us for a complete assessment to start your journey down a greener path.
Learn more about our expertise in efficient Carbon Fiber processing technologies…
- White Paper – “Maximizing the Competitive Benefits of Low Cost Natural Gas in the Manufacturing of Carbon Fiber“
- Presentation – “How Mass Automotive Use Will Affect the Carbon Footprint of Carbon Fiber Production Facilities”
- Editorial – “Advanced Materials Processed with Energy Efficiency in Mind”