Metal Science and Heat Treatment

, Volume 38, Issue 6, pp 252–254

Quenching media based on polyalkylene glycol for heat treatment of aluminum alloys

Authors

  • A. V. Sverdlin
    • Bradley University
  • G. E. Totten
    • Union Carbide Corporation
  • G. M. Websterz
    • Union Carbide Corporation
Cooling Media

DOI: 10.1007/BF01395824

Cite this article as:
Sverdlin, A.V., Totten, G.E. & Websterz, G.M. Met Sci Heat Treat (1996) 38: 252. doi:10.1007/BF01395824

Abstract

Quenching media based on polyalkylene glycol have been used for heat treatment of aluminum alloys instead of hot water for 50 years. However, their use ;till accompanied by some difficulties. In the aircraft industry of the U.S. aqueous solutions of polymers based on polyalkylene glycol are called quenching liquids of types I and II. The aim of the present work is to consider the possibility of using these media for quenching aluminum alloys.

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