It is important for heat treaters to understand
the mechanisms associated with quench cracking and to take all prudent steps
necessary to avoid in-service product failures (Fig. 1). To accomplish this
task, we must work with design and manufacturing engineers on materials
selection, manufacturing methods (including heat treatment) and safety
The January 2017 issue of Industrial Heating features our cover story on a horizontal quench system, the importance of materials science in failure analysis, a new quarterly column, Academic Pulse, and much more.