An Energy Audit for Carburizing

June 7, 2007
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Many publications suggest that LPC is 30% or so more efficient than conventional carburizing and is cheaper even when the higher capital equipment cost is taken into consideration [1-3]. It has been shown to be significantly faster even at the same carburizing temperature [4], particularly for thin cases where carbon transfer is the rate-controlling step. Vacuum technology also allows the use of higher temperatures and hence even faster carburizing.
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