Furnace atmospheres perform a critical role in the final quality and metallurgical properties of the processed metal components. Typically, exothermic, dissociated ammonia, or a nitrogen/hydrogen atmosphere is used for applications, such as sintering, brazing, and annealing. Atmosphere composition, flow rates, pressures, and dew point are some of the key variables that influence the final part quality. Common problems during metal processing include oxidation, braze copper flashing, sooting, decarburization, part distortion, and carbon pickup.
This webinar reviews years of collective field experience with nitrogen/hydrogen-based and generated atmospheres. Tips and techniques are discussed to help furnace operators optimize and stabilize the furnace atmosphere. Also presented during this webinar are troubleshooting guides to help heat treaters identify and solve common problems and take the appropriate corrective action.
Controlling and optimizing your furnace atmosphere leads to:
- Improved product quality
- Stable dew point and hydrogen profiles
- Reduced operating costs
- Increased productivity
- Minimizing part rejects and defects