Monday, November 28, 2022

Q&A with David Hamling

What’s a typical week like for you at ZIRCAR Ceramics? I drive the company’s sales and marketing efforts and usually begin my day with a...

Spotlight on IHEA member Bloom Engineering

Bloom Engineering began at a shop in Pittsburgh’s North Side in 1934 and eventually moved to its current site in 1962. The company is...

Industrial automation and labor in heat treating

There is a changing landscape on two fronts in the thermal processing market. Without a doubt, there are technological opportunities that companies can take...

93 years of helping heat treaters worldwide

It’s hard to believe that an industry organization has been around for 93 years, but that’s how long the Industrial Heating Equipment Association has...

Sampling of quench oil for proactive maintenance

In this column, I will discuss the sampling of quench oil for quarterly checks as required by many internal and external auditing agencies (CQI-9,...

Heat transfer: Convection’s reach

Many years ago, as a mechanical engineering undergraduate student, an analogy was offered to help explain the interplay between convection and conduction in heat...

A letter from IFHTSE’s outgoing president

Dear Colleagues and Friends: Now 2021 has come to its end, it is time for a look back on the past two years, which were...

Q&A with Peter Caine

What is your role with HeatTek and what’s a typical week like? My position at HeatTek is director of Custom Products. Our custom products division...

Compatibility of polymer quenchants with metals, seals

In this column, I will discuss the compatibility of polymer quenchants and materials used in the construction of quench tanks, heat exchangers, and pump...

Deadline approaching for ECHT2022 conference abstract submissions

Abstract submission deadline is January 31, 2022, for the 27th IFHTSE Congress in Salzburg, Austria, September 5-8, 2022, at the Wyndham Grand Salzburg Conference...

Cruise into 2022: IHEA’s annual meeting sets sail in March

IHEA is in full preparation mode for the 2022 Annual Meeting aboard Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas. This will be the third time...

Set company goals that engage employees daily

It’s a new year. A chance to start fresh. A chance to set the entire year’s goals for yourself, the department you work for,...

Press quenching tooling design using simulation

Steel powertrain gears are commonly carburized and quench hardened to improve strength and wear characteristics. However, solid-state phase changes occurring within the steel during...

Fundamentals of Industrial Process Heating – learn online with IHEA

IHEA’s Fundamentals of Industrial Process Heating Online Learning Course has been a successful source of high-level learning to those in the industrial heat processing...

27th IFHTSE Congress, European conference on heat treatment headed to 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...

Settle requirement conflicts before accepting a contract

Resolving conflict among purchase order requirements, drawings, and regulatory requirements can be quite the task when accepting contracts for heat treatment. Unfortunately, it happens...

Using water as a quenchant

In this short column, we will discuss quenching with water. As a quenching medium, plain water approaches the maximum cooling rate attainable in a...

Q&A with Lauren Jones

Why is it important to invest in the future of heat-treating? Nearly every metal component undergoes some type of heat-treating application. Vacuum furnaces contribute to...

Q&A with Mark Ratliff

What’s a typical week like for you at Avion? On Mondays, we’ll have a production meeting with all the employees involved. We’re a small company...

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....
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