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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

Quenchants Used for Heat Treatment of Ferrous Alloys

By
Scott MacKenzie
Scott MacKenzie
Houghton International
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Published:
2014
Page range:
255 - 280
Publication history
August 31, 2014

Abstract

This article describes various quenchants, namely, water and inorganic salt solutions, polymers (polyvinyl alcohol, polyalkylene glycol, polyethyl oxazoline, polyvinyl pyrrolidone and sodium polyacrylates), quench oils, and molten salts, which are used for heat treatment of ferrous alloys. It also provides information on the steps for controlling quenching performance for polymer quenchants and oils with an emphasis on measuring quenchant performance, safety measures, and oxidation.

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Scott MacKenzie, 2014. "Quenchants Used for Heat Treatment of Ferrous Alloys", Steel Heat Treating Technologies, Jon L. Dossett, George E. Totten

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