Batch Intensive Quenching Processes for Minimizing Steel Part Distortion and Improving Part Performance Characteristics

    (Received 4 December 2013; accepted 8 April 2014)

    Published Online: 2014

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    Abstract

    This paper discusses an intensive quenching method known as the IQ-2 process. The IQ-2 method is a two- or three-step quenching process for steel parts conducted in highly agitated water. The method is based on the use of a self-regulated thermal process that takes place during the quenching of steel parts in cold liquids such as water or water–salt solution. This quenching method eliminates the film boiling process and provides better control of the martensitic transformation during quenching, resulting in a significant reduction of part distortion after quenching. It also improves material mechanical properties and the performance characteristics of steel parts. It is underlined that proper software and equipment should be used when applying the IQ-2 quenching method for steel parts. Several practical examples of the application of the IQ-2 process are provided.


    Author Information:

    Kobasko, N. I.
    IQ Technologies Inc., Akron, OH

    Intensive Technologies Ltd., Kyiv,

    Aronov, M. A.
    IQ Technologies Inc., Akron, OH

    Guseynov, SH. E.
    Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Information Technologies, Univ. of Liepaja, Liepaja,

    Rimshans, J. S.
    Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Information Technologies, Univ. of Liepaja, Liepaja,


    Stock #: MPC20130096

    ISSN: 2165-3992

    DOI: 10.1520/MPC20130096

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    Title Batch Intensive Quenching Processes for Minimizing Steel Part Distortion and Improving Part Performance Characteristics
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