Specialty Heat Treating Inc., headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich., has awarded Ipsen International Inc., Rockford, Ill., with an order for a two-chamber vacuum carburizing furnace with high-pressure gas quench. The Ipsen furnace incorporates the "starter modules" of the new Ipsen multi-i-cell(tm) open module system, which allows the adoption of low-cost expansion modules to meet production demands. The multi-i-cell furnace system also provides acetylene vacuum carburizing, acetylene vacuum carbonitriding, high-pressure gas quenching up to 20 bar and the potential for different quenching media of oil and/or gases.