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.
During World War II, there was a need to heat treat large tank parts for use in the North African theater. Cincinnati, Ohio-based Derrick Company, a local brick-maker, devised a way to use their brick-making kilns as heat-treating ovens.
Before the holidays we talked about how vacuum-pump oil becomes contaminated. It is now time to talk about how to overcome this problem using gas ballasting – how it is performed, its advantages and limitations.