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Induction Heating and Heat Treatment

Edited by
Valery Rudnev
Valery Rudnev
Inductoheat Inc.
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George E. Totten
George E. Totten
Portland State University
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ASM International
Volume
4C
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-167-2
Publication date:
2014
Book Chapter

Quenching of Induction Heated Steel[1]

By
Stanley Zinn
Stanley Zinn
Ferrotherm Corporation
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Published:
2014
Page range:
87 - 102
Publication history
May 27, 2014

Abstract

Induction heating for hardening of steels has advantages from the standpoint of quenching because parts are individually processed in a controlled manner. This article provides information on the effect of agitation, temperature, hardening, residual stresses, and quenching media, on quenching. It also describes various quenching methods for steel induction heat treating, namely, spray quenching, immersion quenching, self or mass quenching, and forced air quenching. The article also reviews quench system design and quenchants and their maintenance.

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Stanley Zinn, 2014. "Quenching of Induction Heated Steel", Induction Heating and Heat Treatment, Valery Rudnev, George E. Totten

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