Skip to Main Content
ASM Handbook

Steel Heat Treating Fundamentals and Processes

Edited by
Jon L. Dossett
Jon L. Dossett
Search for other works by this author on:
George E. Totten
George E. Totten
Portland State University
Search for other works by this author on:
ASM International
ISBN electronic:
Publication date:
Book Chapter

Spray Quenching

Page range:
245 - 251
Publication history
July 23, 2013


Spray quenching refers to a wide variety of quenching processes that involve heat removal facilitated by the impingement of a quenchant medium on a hot metal surface. This article provides information on the basic concepts of spray quenching, and discusses the most commonly used techniques in quench tank agitation to establish uniformity of the quenched part. Common techniques include quenchant stirring, quenchant circulation, and submerged jet/spray mixing. The article also describes the effect of quenching agitation and reviews heat-transfer characteristics of immersion quenching and spray quenching with water.

You do not currently have access to this content.
Don't already have an account? Register

2013. "Spray Quenching", Steel Heat Treating Fundamentals and Processes, Jon L. Dossett, George E. Totten

Download citation file:

Close Modal
This Feature Is Available To Subscribers Only

Sign In or Create an Account

Close Modal
Close Modal