The first authoritative book on the application of fluidized beds to metal heat treating (some 3000 furnaces world-wide are operated daily for the processing of metal Details and analyzes alternative basic designs available in fluidized beds Provides a useful guide to equipment selection for most heat treating applications Extensive tables and figures for convenient, everyday reference use Covers the practical areas of surface treating, tool and die steel heat treatment, cleaning, fixturing and costing, as well as introducing hard surface coating techniques. This authoritative book explains the principles and practice of using fluidized beds for metal heat treating, and shows how this technology can be applied to improve product quality and performance. It provides both theory and practical information on the use of fluidized beds, such as: How long does it take to heat a steel section to temperature in a fluidized bed? What rate does a fluidized bed cool metal parts? How do you protect the surface of metal parts being treated? How does a fluidized bed furnace compare with a vacuum furnace?
Besides providing a solid understanding of how fluidized beds work and practical information on how to process parts in fluidized beds, youAll gain access to a large amount of reference information on all aspects of heat treating, including surface treatments, tool and die heat treatment, and general heat treatment of steels. Extensive figures and tables will help you select the correct heat treatment parameters. In addition, this book provides guide-lines for the fast identification and solution of equipment-related problems. This book is of special benefit for practical heat treaters who are using or considering the use of fluidized bed, equipment and require dependable reference information. For plant metallurgists, the book will also describe the advantages and disadvantages of fluidized beds versus other types of equipment, and provide details and performance characteristics of beds during surface treating and general heat treatment.