Monday, December 6, 2021

Understanding the basics of spray quenching

Spray quenching involves the removal of heat by the impingement of a liquid quenchant on a hot metal surface. Examples include: Fog quenching. Quenching...

Important to consider carbide formation during simulation

Low pressure carburizing (LPC) processes are a popular choice in industry due to LPC’s reduced cycle time, lack of oxidation/decarburization at and near surface,...

27th IFHTSE Congress, European conference on heat treatment in Austria

The 27th IFHTSE Congress will be in Salzburg, Austria, September 5-8, 2022, at the Wyndham Grand Salzburg Conference Center. The conference chairs are Eva...

Q&A with Jeff Marshall

What does Metallurgical High Vacuum Corporation do for the industry? We remanufacture pumps. That’s probably the core of our business, but that’s changing because of...

IHEA member ECCO delivers innovative solutions for the natural gas industry

Equipment Controls Company (ECCO) was founded in 1965 as a distributor of liquid measurement controls systems for Rockwell. Over the years, the company has...

Celebrating 50 years of IFHTSE in 2022

The 27th IFHTSE Congress will be in Salzburg, Austria, September 5-8, 2022, at the Wyndham Grand Salzburg Conference Center. This is going to be...

Estimating required flow through quench tanks

In this month’s column, I will discuss a method of estimating the required flow for a quench tank. Agitation has a significant effect on...

Getting to know IHEA member Nutec Bickley

On June 14, 1990, Nutec Industrial (later to become Nutec Bickley) was established in Monterrey, Mexico, expressly for the construction of furnaces, kilns, and...

It’s time to recognize ‘fitness’ at work

Almost every child who grows up playing sports dreams of being a professional one day and playing on the big stage (instead of going...

Q&A with Heat Treat 21 attendees

HEAT TREAT 2021 is scheduled to hit St. Louis, Missouri, September 14-16. The show will bring thousands of industry experts and insiders to the...

IHEA education heats up this fall

The Industrial Heating Equipment Association (IHEA) offers a plethora of training opportunities and educational resources to keep businesses moving forward. IHEA members contribute their...

Salzburg conference to commemorate IFHTSE’s 50th year

The 27th IFHTSE Congress will be in Salzburg, Austria, September 5-8, 2022. This is going to be a very special event, as it will...

Use of molten salts for martempering of steel

In July’s column, I talked about molten salts and the different types. In this short column, we discuss the benefits of using molten salts...

Why is modeling the immersion process so important?

Liquid quenching of long steel components can introduce significant distortion if the component is not lowered into the liquid quench bath properly. Whether the...

Q&A with Tim Donofrio

Can-Eng Furnaces was recently awarded two contracts for its high-capacity line of mesh belt fastener heat treatment systems. What made this system ideal for...

Q&A with Chuck Faulkner

What makes attending Heat Treat 2021 an important activity for heat treaters? ASM Heat Treat 2021 is one of the premier events globally for the...

The value of in-person industry events

For most of us, it’s been a very long time since we’ve attended an in-person meeting. But the time has come where IHEA can...

The paradox of work and happiness

There are obviously a lot of factors that go into making a company successful. Probably the biggest factor is the people who work there....

Use of molten salt in heat treatment

At the turn of the 20th century, the use of molten salt as a heating and quenching medium for steels was developed in England....

Q&A with Tom Schulz

What makes the L&L model XLE214 floor standing box furnace ideal for the aerospace industry? L&L Special Furnace has grown to establish a major...

IFHTSE website gets an update

The website of IFHTSE (www.ifhtse.org) recently has been upgraded to include the program and proceedings of many of the member conferences and IFHTSE congresses....

Some of the best and brightest in the industry make up IFHTSE’s officers

Dr. Eva Troell, president At the beginning of 2019, Dr. Eva Troell of Swerea AB, Mölndal, Sweden, holds the position of IFHTSE president. She has...

Improving temperature uniformity during tempering

The final step in any steel heat-treatment quenching process which produces a martensitic microstructure is tempering. Martensite is a metastable phase and is extremely...

Member spotlight: Karl Dungs markets combustion controls

Karl Dungs, Inc, a subsidiary of Karl Dungs GmbH & Co. KG, was established in 1997 as the Dungs sales channel for the North...

Quality and production are a team, not adversaries

Let me be honest about the elephant in the room that often exists in heat treating. In some cases, but certainly not all, quality...

Q&A with Steve Mueller

Now that you are with Linde, what’s a typical day like for you? We (Praxair) merged with Linde, and we are now all under the...

Finding data needed for modeling and simulation

Modeling and simulation have become an important part of the design and manufacturing toolbox. Modeling and simulation are used in forging, casting, machining, forming,...

Hans-Werner Zoch receives a citation for IFHTSE Fellowship

For his far-sighted coverage of novel fields in research and technology and for his sustained leadership giving heat treatment and surface engineering a strong...

Q&A with Joe Grein

Tell our readers a little bit about Thermalogic. At Thermalogic, we’re celebrating our 50th year in business this year. We were founded in 1971 in...

Quality of leadership matters – at all employee levels

Leadership isn’t always about the top management directing the way for the company. Leadership can be found at all levels of the company in...

An overview of insulating firebricks

Ceramic refractory materials are useful for the following functions: 1. Serving as a thermal barrier between a hot medium and the wall of a...

Thermal separation of polyalkylene glycol quenchants

Polyalkylene glycol quenchants are used in a variety of different heat-treating applications. One very common application is quenching of large steel and aluminum components....

IHEA fall seminars return to Cleveland, Ohio

The Industrial Heating Equipment Association (IHEA) heads back to Cleveland, Ohio, for its 2021 Fall Seminars and Tabletop Exhibition. The Combustion Seminar and the...

Good habits, a solid system can help avoid mistakes 

The contract is the first piece of paper you receive with incoming parts prior to processing. This is the purchase order (PO) that details...

IHEA announces its 2021 annual meeting

The Industrial Heating Equipment Association (IHEA) is ready to deliver a safe and healthy environment for its 2021 Annual Meeting, scheduled for July 26-28,...

Heat treatment of aluminum Part VII – Hardness and conductivity

In the previous article, we discussed the artificial aging of aluminum. Once we have heat treated the parts, we need to verify the properties....

Predicting strains key to evaluating heat-treat response

Quench hardening of steel components requires the components to be heated to a temperature such that the solid-state crystal structure of the material changes...

Q&A with Turgay Ozan

Busch Vacuum Solutions USA, one of the largest manufacturers of vacuum pumps, blowers, compressors, and systems, has acquired Jennings Associates Inc., a distributor for...

4th International Conference on HTSE of Tools and Dies successfully held online

This first online global IFHTSE conference was hosted by member China Heat Treatment Industry Association (CHTA) and co-organized by Harbin Institute of Technology and...

IHEA offers 2021 Virtual Spring Safety Standards & Codes Seminar

After the success of a series of virtual seminars last fall, the Industrial Heating Equipment Association (IHEA) has scheduled a virtual Safety Standards &...
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