The father of the endothermic gas generator was a gentleman by the name of Norbert K. Koebel, who was fond of saying to young engineers such as The Doctor, “Treat ‘em right and they’ll treat you right.”
Reports indicated that the U.S. auto industry was opening up beginning this week. Ford was scheduled to reopen May 18 along with Fiat Chrysler and GM. Volvo, Toyota, Tesla, Subaru and Honda began production May 11. BMW, Hyundai-Kia and Mercedes-Benz restarted production May 4.
Workers at aircraft manufacturer De Havilland Canada began returning to work on Monday May 4 at its Toronto plant. The first phase involved the return of 100 employees, concentrating on pre-flight activities and deliveries.
Scientists from the University of Southern California (USC) claim to have developed an inexpensive, safe redox flow battery. Iron sulfate – a cheap waste product of the steel industry – is utilized along with anthraquinone disulfonic acid (AQDS) organic material, which is already used to improve the stability and solubility of redox flow batteries.
In January, we reported that hydrogen was used to replace coal for the first time in a blast furnace, but the move to hydrogen is fraught with many challenges. It now appears that natural gas could be the easier fuel to usurp coal’s dominance in steelmaking.
We always like a good recycling story. Earlier this year, AMG Vanadium signed a long-term agreement to recycle oil-refinery and power-plant waste products into specialty metals used in automotive, energy transmission and infrastructure applications.
Ajax TOCCO Magnethermic and Ohio Crankshaft are wholly owned subsiaries of Park Ohio Holdings. Park Ohio is a diversified international company providing world-class customers with a supply-chain management outsourcing service, capital equipment used on their production lines and manufactured components used to assemble their products.
Tempering occurs by heating the steel to below its critical temperature in order to transform the metastable body-centered tetragonal martensite structure that is formed during quenching into a more stable structure of fine carbide particles.
Check out the May 2020 issue of Industrial Heating, which features "Automotive and COVID-19: Radiators to Respirators, "Developments of Plasma Processing in Surface-Treating Technology", and much more.