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Quenchant agitation can be obtained by circulating quenchant in a quench tank through pumps and impellers. The selection of the agitation method depends on the tank design, type and volume of the quenchant, part design, and the severity of quench required. This article describes flow measurement methods, temperature control, materials handling, and filtration processes during the agitation process. The maintenance of quenching installations is also discussed.

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D. Scott MacKenzie, Quenchant Agitation, Design, and Characterization, Steel Heat Treating Technologies, Vol 4B, ASM Handbook, Edited By Jon L. Dossett, George E. Totten, ASM International, 2014, p 281–303,

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