SECO/WARWICK delivered and commissioned a two-chamber vacuum furnace with oil-quench tank to a commercial heat-treatment plant in Spain. The furnace is designated for the heat treatment of aircraft landing-gear parts made chiefly from materials such as 35NCD16, 4340M and 300M. The heating chamber, which is 900 mm wide x 900 mm long x 1,200 mm high, incorporates a diffusion pump with a capacity of 30,000 liters/second. In the quench chamber, right above the oil surface, there is a gas-quench system operating within the pressure range up to 1.5 bar abs.
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