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Heat treating involves the use of fuel gases for heating and gases in the furnace atmosphere. This article describes the hazards associated with furnace atmospheres and the related safety considerations. It discusses the effect of fuel on combustion efficiency. The article also contains tables that provide information on the physical, thermal and combustion properties of common gases and liquids, and the heat content of various gases.

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2014. "Properties of Gases", Steel Heat Treating Technologies, Jon L. Dossett, George E. Totten

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