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This chapter discusses the quenching process and its adaptation to induction heat treating. It describes the three stages of quenching, the cooling characteristics of various types of quenchants, and the details of nearly a dozen compatible quenching methods. It also explains how to verify whether a quenchant can cool a workpiece fast enough to achieve martensitic transformation without cracking or distortion.

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Quenching, Practical Induction Heat Treating, 2nd ed., By Richard E. Haimbaugh, ASM International, 2015, p 139–154, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.tb.piht2.t55050139

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