Oil Quenching Part Two: What Is Your Quench-Oil Analysis Telling You?

September 13, 2007
For many heat treaters, the use of oil gives the best value based on a number of factors including:
  • Overall performance (cooling rate or quench severity)
  • Economics/cost (initial investment, maintenance, upkeep, life)
  • Minimization of distortion (quench-system performance)
  • Variability (controllable cooling rates)
  • Environmental concerns (recycling, waste disposal)
One additional factor – performance over time – should be added to the list since we are always looking for ways to extend the life of our quenchants without sacrificing their performance. Let’s learn more.
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