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Steel Heat Treating Technologies

Edited by
Jon L. Dossett
Jon L. Dossett
Consultant
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George E. Totten
George E. Totten
Portland State University
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ASM International
Volume
4B
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-166-5
Publication date:
2014
Book Chapter

Quenching with Molten Metal

Published:
2014
Page range:
322 - 323
Publication history
August 31, 2014

Abstract

The use of gases or molten salts as the quenchant for steel parts is commonly limited to the quenching of high-alloy steel or the carbonizing quenching of low-alloy steel. This article reviews the quenching process of steels with molten metals (quenchant) such as molten lead, molten bismuth, and molten sodium. It also contains tables that list the physical properties of lead, bismuth, sodium, and molten sodium.

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2014. "Quenching with Molten Metal", Steel Heat Treating Technologies, Jon L. Dossett, George E. Totten

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