Adding High Velocity to High Pressure Gas Quenching

Author: Robert Hill, Jr. Solar Atmospheres of Western PA

Originally Published: Gear Technology, March 2005

When gas quenching, the minimizing of heat treat distortion is gears may be a matter of high pressure and high velocity.  That’s what Solar Atmospheres thinks, that’s why the heat treat company sends helium gas into its vacuum furnaces at more than 100mph.

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