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Industry applications

Advances in Quench Monitoring Using ‘Hot Box’ Systems

Advances in Quench Monitoring Using ‘Hot Box’ Systems Dave Plester – Director PhoenixTM – January 2016 Introduction  In heat treatment, the process of quenching i.e. cooling at a rate greater than under ambient conditions can be critical in the development of final material properties. Quenching is used to control or influence changes in…


Challenges and Benefits of Temperature Profiling in the Heat Treatment Industry

Surface Engineering and Heat Treatment Industry Conference 16 October 2015 Stratford-upon-Avon  Challenges and Benefits of Temperature Profiling in the Heat Treatment Industry  Dave Plester, Director PhoenixTM Ltd. Abstract: This paper outlines the challenges and benefits of using ‘hot box’ temperature profiling systems in today’s heat treatment industry. We examine how systems are engineered to get safely…


Advances in monitoring internal temperature of aluminium slabs or ingots in pusher furnaces

Advances in monitoring internal temperature of aluminium slabs or ingots in pusher furnaces Introduction In the aluminium plate and foil industry it has long been a goal to accurately measure the temperature of ingots or slabs (fig. 1) as they pass through continuous pusher furnaces to reheat and homogenise prior to hot…


Monitoring Aluminium Log Temperatures in a Walking Beam Furnace

Monitoring Aluminium Log Temperatures in a Walking Beam Furnace   Introduction Using ‘Hot Box’ temperature profiling systems to monitor product temperatures in furnaces has become accepted in many areas of the heat treatment and allied industries. 20 years ago the concept of putting an electronic data logger into a furnace with products was…


Aluminium Brazing – System Design for Temperature Profilers

Aluminium Brazing – Improved System Design for Temperature Profiling Systems Introduction Brazing aluminum products such as radiators, condensers, evaporators, etc. for the auto industry is a mass production process. The brazing operation is generally carried out in a mesh belt furnace under a nitrogen atmosphere and is commonly known as ‘CAB’ -…


AISTech 2012 Conference: Ten Practical Tips for Ensuring Accurate Data from Slab Reheat Profiling

AISTech 2012 Conference and Exposition, Tuesday May 8, 11:00 AM Session: Energy Savings Practical Applications (Energy & Utilities) Ten Practical Tips for Ensuring Accurate Data from Slab Reheat Profiling Introduction   Mathematical modelling is used widely throughout the steel industry to control the transient times and drop out temperatures of steel slabs during the pre-rolling,…