Quench oil serves two primary functions. It facilitates hardening of steel by controlling heat transfer during quenching, and it enhances wetting of steel during quenching to minimize the formation of undesirable thermal and transformational gradients which may lead to increased distortion and cracking. Heat transfer in this region is exponentially dependent on the oil’s viscosity, which will vary with the degree of oil decomposition. Oil degradation is often accompanied by sludge and varnish formation. The presence of sludge may cause non-uniform heat transfer, increased thermal gradients Another source of non-uniform heat transfer is quench oil contamination due to water.
- Effective contamination removal
- Effective heat transfer from items
- Improved hardening quality
- Longer quenching fluid life
- No consumables in Filtek CK Skid
- Increased Productivity