Nitrex Metal received an order from China’s Xi’An Aero-Engine Group, a manufacturer of turbojet and turbofan engines and gas turbines. The Nitreg®-S type nitriding system will be used for processing stainless steel aero parts as well as Nitralloy and alloy steel components. The furnace, with a work zone measuring 32 x 59 inches, has a maximum load of 3,300 pounds and is equipped with an ammonia dissociator for delivery of process gases and a neutralizing system to meet emission standards.            

The system, which will be delivered in the second half of 2011, complements a previous system delivered to Xi’An nine years ago and will support the company’s production expansion efforts. With this order, Nitrex will have shipped 20 systems to China since its first sale in 2002.