Baker Furnace, a division of Thermal Product Solutions, installed a quench tank for a commercial heat treater as part of its aftermarket services. The company had two quench tanks (one hot water and one cold water) and three drop-bottom furnaces and needed a third quench tank to optimize quench loads per day. The quench tank has three impellers capable of 27,000 GM on a 15,000-gallon tank. This style of agitation allows for thick, large castings to dissipate heat faster.
The system runs on VFDs, which allows for cost savings and the ability to adjust as needed when less agitation is required. According to Baker Furnace, the third quench tank will allow the company to run two more loads per day.