This is a comprehensive look at every feature article that appeared in the pages of Industrial Heating throughout 2009. The articles are broken down by month and by subject matter.

2009 Feature Articles - By Month of Publication

JANUARY
“Ten Technologies to Watch in 2009” – Reed Miller, Industrial Heating

“First IQ Batch Furnace Certified to Carburize Wind-Turbine Gears” – James Caton and Mike LaPlante, Flame Metals Processing Corp.

“Technology Trends in Vacuum Heat Treating – Part Three: New Technologies and Future Developments” – Daniel H. Herring, The Herring Group

“New Technology Delivers Quality Improvements for Gas-Carburizing Processes” – Peter Sherwin, Eurotherm

“Converting the Scales – Leeb as a Hardness Alternative” – Ralph Mennicke, Proceq SA

FEBRUARY
“Improved Aluminum Engine Block and Cylinder Head Heat Treatment” – T.D. Donofrio and P. Romanin, Can-Eng Furnaces International Ltd.

“TriOx Combustion System Provides Low Dross Formation in Side-Well Aluminum-Melting Furnace” – Felix Lisin, Jim Bintz and Jim Feese, Hauck Manufacturing Co.

“Excelfrax Microporous Insulation – The Thermally Efficient, Energy-Savings Solution for the Nonferrous Industry” – Jim Smith, Unifrax I LLC

“High Power Electron Beam Technology” – R. Bakish, Bakish Materials Corp.

MARCH
“Making the Difference in Heat Treat” – Raman Ramchandran, Hero Motors Ltd.

“The Nitriding of Stainless Steel by Pulsed Plasma Techniques” – David Pye, Pye Metallurgical Consulting

“Heat Treating for the Competitive Edge” – Rick Sabo, AQI Engineering Co.

“Heating Elements Dictate Life-Cycle Performance and Operating Costs of Electric Furnaces and Ovens” – Bob Edwards and Vic Strauss, Custom Electric Manufacturing Co.

APRIL
“Optimizing Graphite Insulation TCO” – Jamie Snipes, Morgan AM&T

“Heat Treater Uses Technology as Blueprint to Efficiency” – Kevin Pludeman, Cornerstone Systems Inc.

“Capable People Manufacturing Quality Products” – Performance Review Institute

“Strategies for Eliminating Decarburization” – Paul Stratton, Linde Gas

“Martensite and Retained Austenite” – George F. Vander Voort, Buehler Ltd.

MAY
“Induction Heat-Treating Developments” – Jose Miguel Magraner, Manuel Duran, Concepcion Sanchez, Gemi Roy and Frank Wilson, GH Induction Group

“Some Straight Talk on Vacuum Pump/Blower Rebuilds” – Geoff Humberstone and Jim Martin, Metallurgical High Vacuum Corp.

“Microwave Sintering of Ferrous and Nonferrous Alloys” – Anish Upadhyaya, Indian Institute of Technology

“Thermocouples – Nearly 200 Years Old, Still Getting Better” – Don Lieske and Don Way, Cleveland Electric Labs

JUNE
“Efficient Gas Burners Achieve Significant Energy Savings” – Joe Merta, Kanthal Heating Systems

“Solution Treatment of Aluminum Alloys in Aerodynamic Heating Furnaces” – Alexey Sverdlin and Arnold Ness, Bradley University

“Energy Optimization in the Heat-Treat Department” – Mark Passalent, VAC AERO International Inc.

“Carbon-Based Insulation Keeps it Cool When it’s Really Hot” – Joseph Labant, SGL Group

AUGUST
“Unleashing a Superior Induction Heating Design with Computer Modeling” – Valery Rudnev and Don Loveless, Inductoheat Inc.; Carmo Ribeiro, Federal-Mogul Corp.; James Boomis, Spinduction Weld Inc.

“Laminar Gas Flow and Plasma Reduces Cycle Time for Powder-Metal Injection-Molded Parts” – Claus J. Joens, Elnik Systems, Div. of PVA MIMtech LLC; Satyajit Banerjee, DSH Technologies

“Fatigue Testing of Six-Cylinder Diesel Engine Head” – M.K. Paswan and A.K. Goel, National Institute of Technology

“Advanced Combustion System Makes California Plant Possible” – Steve Ogonek, Thermal Products & Solutions; Lee Rabe, WS Inc.; Steve Dixon, TNI Spring Technology

SEPTEMBER
“Gear Manufacturer Expands” – Ben Rodriguez, Merit Gear; John W. Gottschalk, Surface Combustion

“Single-Chamber HPGQ Vacuum Furnace with Quenching Efficiency Comparable to Oil” – M. Korecki, J. Olejnik, Z. Szczerba and M. Bazel, SECO/WARWICK

“Developments in Vacuum-Pumping Technologies for Vacuum Metallurgical Processes” – Dave Sobiegray and Dick Amos, Edwards

“Better Parts Faster with Embedded, Real-Time Control of Carbon Diffusion” – K.M. Winter, E.S. Boltz and P.M. Torok, United Process Controls

“Refractory Metals in Engineered Components and Furnaces” – Bernd Kleinpass and Mike Ferullo, PLANSEE

OCTOBER
“Operational Efficiency Improvements of Industrial Combustion Systems” – Damian Bratcher, Super Systems Inc.

“Hardening and Tempering of Fasteners” – Peter Kreimer, Aichelin Heat Treatment Systems Inc.

“Considerations in Heat Treatment – Part One: Furnace Atmospheres” – Daniel H. Herring, The Herring Group

“Best Practices for Rockwell Hardness Testing” – Bill O’Neill, Wilson Instruments

NOVEMBER
“Who is the Nadcap Auditor” – Arshad Hafeez, Performance Review Institute

“Acetylene: The Right Carbon Source for Low-Pressure Carburizing” – Bob Esper, Praxair

“Reduced Wear and Higher Corrosion Resistance by Combined Heat-Treatment and Coating Procedures Using Plasma-Assisted Processes” – T. Mueller, A. Gebeshuber, R. Kullmer and C. Lugmair, Rübig GmbH & Co.; S. Perlot and M. Stoiber, Materials Center

“Liquation of Brazing Filler Metals – Good or Bad?” – Dan Kay, Kay & Associates

“Maintenance for Energy Efficiency” – Thomas Rebernak and Steve Chernack, Thermal Ceramics Inc.

DECEMBER
“The Link Between Wind Energy and Induction Hardening” – Dr. Hansjurg Stiele, EFD Induction

“Unveiling Spark Plasma Sintering High-Throughput Processing” – Robert Aalund, Thermal Technology LLC

“Consideration in Heat Treatment – Part Two: Furnace Atmosphere Control” – Daniel H. Herring, The Herring Group

“Engineered Plastic Cooling Towers Outperform Galvanized or Stainless Steel” – Ed Sullivan, Delta Cooling Towers

2009 Feature Articles - By Subject Matter

AEROSPACE
“Who is the Nadcap Auditor” – Arshad Hafeez, Performance Review Institute (November)

CERAMICS & REFRACTORIES/INSULATION
“Excelfrax Microporous Insulation – The Thermally Efficient, Energy-Savings Solution for the Nonferrous Industry” – Jim Smith, Unifrax I LLC (February)

“Reducing Your Insulation TCO” – Jamie Snipes, Morgan AM&T (April)

“Carbon-Based Insulation Keeps it Cool When it’s Really Hot” – Joseph Labant, SGL Group (June)

“Maintenance for Energy Efficiency” – Thomas Rebernak and Steve Chernack, Thermal Ceramics Inc. (November)

EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES
“Ten Technologies to Watch in 2009” – Reed Miller, Industrial Heating (January)

HEAT & CORROSION RESISTANT MATERIALS/COMPOSITES
“Heating Elements Dictate Life-Cycle Performance and Operating Costs of Electric Furnaces and Ovens” – Bob Edwards and Vic Strauss, Custom Electric Manufacturing Co. (March)

“Refractory Metals in Engineered Components and Furnaces” – Bernd Kleinpass and Mike Ferullo, PLANSEE (September)

“Engineered Plastic Cooling Towers Outperform Galvanized or Stainless Steel” – Ed Sullivan, Delta Cooling Towers (December)

HEAT TREATING
“First IQ Batch Furnace Certified to Carburize Wind-Turbine Gears” – James Caton and Mike LaPlante, Flame Metals Processing Corp. (January)

“Making the Difference in Heat Treat” – Raman Ramchandran, Hero Motors Ltd. (March)

“Heat Treater Uses Technology as Blueprint to Efficiency” – Kevin Pludeman, Cornerstone Systems Inc. (April)

“Capable People Manufacturing Quality Products” – Performance Review Institute (April)

“Solution Treatment of Aluminum Alloys in Aerodynamic Heating Furnaces” – Alexey Sverdlin and Arnold Ness, Bradley University (June)

“Energy Optimization in the Heat-Treat Department” – Mark Passalent, VAC AERO International Inc. (June)

“Gear Manufacturer Expands” – Ben Rodriguez, Merit Gear; John W. Gottschalk, Surface Combustion (September)

“Hardening and Tempering of Fasteners” – Peter Kreimer, Aichelin Heat Treatment Systems Inc. (October)

“Reduced Wear and Higher Corrosion Resistance by Combined Heat-Treatment and Coating Procedures Using Plasma-Assisted Processes” – T. Mueller, A. Gebeshuber, R. Kullmer and C. Lugmair, Rübig GmbH & Co.; S. Perlot and M. Stoiber, Materials Center (November)

INDUCTION HEAT TREATING
“Induction Heat-Treating Developments” – Jose Miguel Magraner, Manuel Duran, Concepcion Sanchez, Gemi Roy and Frank Wilson, GH Induction Group (May)

“Unleashing a Superior Induction Heating Design with Computer Modeling” – Valery Rudnev and Don Loveless, Inductoheat Inc.; Carmo Ribeiro, Federal-Mogul Corp.; James Boomis, Spinduction Weld Inc. (August)

“The Link Between Wind Energy and Induction Hardening” – Dr. Hansjurg Stiele, EFD Induction (December)

INDUSTRIAL GASES/COMBUSTION
“TriOx Combustion System Provides Low Dross Formation in Side-Well Aluminum-Melting Furnace” – Felix Lisin, Jim Bintz and Jim Feese, Hauck Manufacturing Co. (February)

“Strategies for Eliminating Decarburization” – Paul Stratton, Linde Gas (April)

“Efficient Gas Burners Achieve Significant Energy Savings” – Joe Merta, Kanthal Heating Systems (June)

“Considerations in Heat Treatment – Part One: Furnace Atmospheres” – Daniel H. Herring, The Herring Group (October)

MATERIALS CHARACTERIZATION & TESTING
“Converting the Scales – Leeb as a Hardness Alternative” – Ralph Mennicke, Proceq SA (January)

“Martensite and Retained Austenite” – George F. Vander Voort, Buehler Ltd. (April)

“Fatigue Testing of Six-Cylinder Diesel Engine Head” – M.K. Paswan and A.K. Goel, National Institute of Technology (August)

“Best Practices for Rockwell Hardness Testing” – Bill O’Neill, Wilson Instruments (October)

MELTING/FORMING/JOINING
“High Power Electron Beam Technology” – R. Bakish, Bakish Materials Corp. (February)

“Advanced Combustion System Makes California Plant Possible” – Steve Ogonek, Thermal Products & Solutions; Lee Rabe, WS Inc.; Steve Dixon, TNI Spring Technology (August)

“Liquation of Brazing Filler Metals – Good or Bad?” – Dan Kay, Kay & Associates (November)

NONFERROUS HEAT TREATING
“Improved Aluminum Engine Block and Cylinder Head Heat Treatment” – T.D. Donofrio and P. Romanin, Can-Eng Furnaces International Ltd. (February)

PROCESS CONTROL & INSTRUMENTATION
“New Technology Delivers Quality Improvements for Gas-Carburizing Processes” – Peter Sherwin, Eurotherm (January)

“Heat Treating for the Competitive Edge” – Rick Sabo, AQI Engineering Co. (March)

“Thermocouples – Nearly 200 Years Old, Still Getting Better” – Don Lieske and Don Way, Cleveland Electric Labs (May)

“Better Parts Faster with Embedded, Real-Time Control of Carbon Diffusion” – K.M. Winter, E.S. Boltz and P.M. Torok, United Process Controls (September)

“Operational Efficiency Improvements of Industrial Combustion Systems” – Damian Bratcher, Super Systems Inc. (October)

“Consideration in Heat Treatment – Part Two: Furnace Atmosphere Control” – Daniel H. Herring, The Herring Group (December)

SINTERING/POWDER METALLURGY
“Microwave Sintering of Ferrous and Nonferrous Alloys” – Anish Upadhyaya, Indian Institute of Technology (May)

“Laminar Gas Flow and Plasma Reduces Cycle Time for Powder-Metal Injection-Molded Parts” – Claus J. Joens, Elnik Systems, Div. of PVA MIMtech LLC; Satyajit Banerjee, DSH Technologies (August)

“Unveiling Spark Plasma Sintering High-Throughput Processing” – Robert Aalund, Thermal Technology LLC (December)

VACUUM/SURFACE TREATING
“Technology Trends in Vacuum Heat Treating – Part Three: New Technologies and Future Developments” – Daniel H. Herring, The Herring Group (January)

“The Nitriding of Stainless Steel by Pulsed Plasma Techniques” – David Pye, Pye Metallurgical Consulting (March)

“Some Straight Talk on Vacuum Pump/Blower Rebuilds” – Geoff Humberstone and Jim Martin, Metallurgical High Vacuum Corp. (May)

“Single-Chamber HPGQ Vacuum Furnace with Quenching Efficiency Comparable to Oil” – M. Korecki, J. Olejnik, Z. Szczerba and M. Bazel, SECO/WARWICK (September)

“Developments in Vacuum-Pumping Technologies for Vacuum Metallurgical Processes” – Dave Sobiegray and Dick Amos, Edwards (September)

“Acetylene: The Right Carbon Source for Low-Pressure Carburizing” – Bob Esper, Praxair (November)