Atmosphere Carburizing Control Using Shim Analysis

Pye, David
June 2009
Industrial Heating;Jun2009 Supplement, p13
The article focuses on control of the carburizing potential of the atmosphere using shim analysis procedure. The procedure is accomplished by using low-carbon steel shim with a known carbon content and known weight followed by inserting the shim into the furnace atmosphere. If the atmosphere is carburizing, there will be a gain in weight of the shim and if the atmosphere is decarburizing, there will be a loss in weight.


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