Solar Atmospheres Eastern PA Commissions 20-Bar High-Pressure Gas-Quench Furnace

February 20, 2024

solar-atmospheres-gas-quench-furnace-nickel-based-superalloysSolar Atmospheres, Souderton, PA, has commissioned a new vacuum furnace capable of utilizing high-pressure gas quenching at 20-Bar to meet demanding cooling-rate specifications for the heat treatment of nickel-based superalloys. The installation represents an investment of more than $2.5 million in support of the aerospace and power-generation markets.

The vacuum furnace, manufactured by sister company Solar Manufacturing, has a working hot zone of 24 by 24 by 72 in., and utilizes several unique hot-zone design features to maximize the quench rate. The furnace is rated for operation to 2400 F, with temperature uniformity to plus or minus 10 F.

Adds Mike Moyer, Solar’s vice president of sales: “The furnace utilizes a 600-HP cooling motor and fan with a creative gas-nozzle design to maximize gas flow as it moves through the hot zone and the heat exchanger and back across the workload. Solar continuously works to improve the design of its furnaces to achieve rapid cooling while using gas in lieu of oil or water quench.”

Industry-Related Terms: Quenching
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See also: Solar Atmospheres

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