C.I. Hayes Supplies BAPQ Furnace
C.I. Hayes, a Gasbarre Furnace Group Company based in Cranston, R.I., installed a batch atmosphere, 20-bar pressure quench (BAPQ) furnace in the fourth quarter of 2012. The furnace is designed for a proprietary heat-treating process and is equipped with a three-zone heat chamber with a maximum operating temperature of 1250°C (2282°F). Capabilities include net loading of 3,000 pounds, 20-bar nitrogen quench and 15-second load transfers between chambers.