SMS Meer received an order from Turkey’s Kardemir for the supply of a special-bar-quality (SBQ) rolling mill.
Praxair Inc. announced the start-up of a new 270-tons/day air-separation plant in Pisco, located in the central region of Peru.
VAC AERO commissioned a vacuum furnace at an East Providence, R.I.-based aerospace manufacturer.
Ipsen has been selected by PMF Industries of Williamsport, Pa., to manufacture a vertical MetalMaster vacuum heat-treatment system.
Your melting furnace is running great. The melt rate is good. Maintenance on the flue and the doors is a bit high, but it doesn’t affect you too much. However, energy costs are high. You’ve checked the air-fuel ratio and furnace pressure, but nothing seems to help. You may have a furnace that is over-fired.
Endothermic gas carburizing and liquid quenching will be with us for probably another 50 years at least. Why? Because, for the money, there just is no other case-hardening process that can elevate the properties of such a wide range of ferrous alloys.
The steel industry provides a major foundation for North American manufacturing. Increased production of high-quality steel is essential to support investment in infrastructure and meet the needs of the commercial construction and automotive industries.
Over the past year, MTI has seen an increase in demand for its heat-treat training courses on its Online Academy for Heat Treaters from engineers.
Protective atmospheres for heat-treatment shops (captive or commercial) can fall into five categories: endothermic, blended gases, exothermic, elemental gases, vacuum and air.
Many of my clients (or occasionally blog readers!) will send me a photo and ask me a question.
We furnace-braze a cylindrical bar into a mating hole in a larger cylindrical part using AMS 4774 silver-based brazing filler metal.
We resume our discussion of furnace gases (see part 1).
The chemistry of combustion is well researched and generally accepted. Efficient combustion of natural gas requires combining fuel gas and air in precise ratios.
Many of you are probably unaware of the number of different types of bridges. Just the basic list includes beam bridges, cantilever, arch, truss, suspension, cable-stayed, movable, floating and combination bridges. Within these basic categories there are a number of subcategories as well. Movable bridges, for instance, include the bascule (drawbridge), vertical lift and the swing bridge to name just the most common.
Induction heating has long been used in a number of industries for more traditional applications, but it is a fairly new technology to be employed in welding. Recently, it has become more and more common to find it being used in both construction and industrial welding processes.
With today’s cost of energy, it’s no wonder there is a renewed interest in generating electricity by means of the sun’s energy. This is not a new concept. The development of solar energy goes back more than 100 years.
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Lucifer Furnaces shipped a high-temperature laboratory box furnace to Hammond Lead Products of Pottstown, Pa.
VMK, VMK-S and VMK-Vac laboratory furnaces are designed for annealing, brazing, sintering and tempering applications.
The E+PLC combines precision measurement and control with secure data recording to increase the profitability and efficiency of heat-treatment operations.
The new pumps of the TURBOVAC i product line are particularly well suited for ultrahigh vacuum applications and for integration within compact pump system solutions.
Praxair Inc. is expanding its business and building a steam methane reformer to increase the supply of hydrogen for its liquid hydrogen plant in Niagara Falls, N.Y.
Cerox fired refractory shapes offer resistance to chemical attack from acids, slags and gases to produce a clean, contaminant-free metal for end users in aerospace and automotive steel foundries.
When hot tensile testing is required, it can be time consuming and energy intensive, especially when trying to meet strict standards such as Nadap.
High-performance metals are those metals that are exposed to some combination of high stresses, high and/or fluctuating temperatures, and corrosive conditions where high reliability is essential.
The Feritscope FMP30 uses the principle of magnetic induction to measure the ferrite content in austenitic and duplex steel.
In Japan, there is a governmental regulation called “Law concerning the
Rationalization of the Energy Use.” All industries are required to spend
sufficient efforts within specific guidelines to conserve energy in areas of
plant operation such as transportation, buildings, etc.
You never know where you’re going to run into thermal processing, as a summer trip to the Green Bank, W. Va., National Radio As-tronomy Observatory (NRAO) illustrated.
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