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FEATURE | Heat Treating

The Role of Furnace Atmospheres

This article represents information originally available only on our website as part of our technical blog series, “The Experts Speak.” We want to be sure magazine readers are taking full advantage of the resources available on our website. 

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FEATURE | Ceramics & Refractories/Insulation

Advantages of Mullite-Fiber Linings for High-Temperature Furnaces

Industrial furnaces that fire to temperatures of 2300°F (1260°C) and higher continuously pose serious challenges to insulating fiber and dense refractory furnace linings.

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Nitriding Process Temperature Trending Using a Data Logger

When a surface-treatment company adds data logging, they gain run-time data.

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Utilizing Flue-Gas Analysis to Improve Combustion-System Performance

This article represents the third part of a very thorough discussion of combustion-system performance. 

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The Latest Aluminum Scrap Recycling Plant Technology

The twin-chamber melting furnace process offers an efficient and economical way to melt aluminum scrap. 

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FEATURE | Industrial Gases/Combustion

Furnace Atmosphere Conversion Creates Quality and Economic Benefits

Since the early 1950s, family-owned FMS Corporation (Minneapolis, Minn.) has been producing high-quality sintered-metal components for a variety of industries. 

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Obtaining Consistent Microindentation Hardness Data (part 1)

Microindentation hardness testing is a very powerful tool for characterizing materials and diagnosing problems. It is a complicated process, however, and the subject is rarely taught in schools. 

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FEATURE | Melting/Forming/Joining

Applications for Specialty Casting Equipment

Some ESR furnaces can produce ingots in excess of 100 tons. On the other end of the scale, there is an equally interesting suite of applications in the form of various small to medium casting furnaces. 

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Hot Tensile Testing - Improving Efficiency

When hot tensile testing is required, it can be time consuming and energy intensive, especially when trying to meet strict standards such as Nadap. 

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Conventional vs. Low-Pressure Carburizing

Many developments have been carried out in carburizing technology, and many articles have been written.

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2013 Product Roundup

The Product Roundup is a showcase of some of the best products and technologies the thermal-processing industry has to offer.  Industrial Heating has rounded up these advanced, energy-efficient and cost-effective items in one special section  for easy reference.


The Heat Treat Doctor, Dan Herring, and IH Editor Reed Miller sit down each month to discuss pertinent technical matters related to thermal processing. In October’s podcast, they talk about interpreting carburized case depths. Sponsored by:

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October's publication of Industrial Heating features a special look at tramp elements and their influence on steel and steel heat treatment.

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Atmosphere Heat Treatment: Principles, Applications, Equipment - Vol. 1

This two-volume book series will make available a comprehensive resource on atmosphere heat treatment and will provide readers with a wide range of useful information, both from a practical and technical standpoint.

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