Solar Atmospheres Obtains Boeing Approval for Vacuum Oil Quenching

February 16, 2023

solar-ATM-NEO-vacuum-oil-quench-furnace-boeingSolar Atmospheres of Western PA, Hermitage, PA, has announced the approval of a critical Boeing specification for the oil quenching of alloy steels in accordance with Boeing’s specification BAC 5617. Says Michael Johnson, Solar Atmospheres’ sales director, “The approval for our new vacuum oil-quench furnace, the NEO, represents a massive addition to Solar’s heat-treat capabilities. The NEO’s vacuum chamber is designed to thermally heat parts with the use of work thermocouples, transferring into a vacuum-protected vestibule within 20 sec., and finally immersing a maximum 2000-lb. load into a hot agitated 3000-gal. oil-quench bath. Additionally, the inert processing and fast, reliable transfer times provide superior metallurgical properties. Maximum through-hardness is achieved, and the surface contamination of flight-critical components is eliminated.”

Industry-Related Terms: Quenching, Surface, Transfer
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See also: Solar Atmospheres

Technologies: Finishing


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