Metal Science and Heat Treatment

, Volume 38, Issue 6, pp 252–254 | Cite as

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

  • A. V. Sverdlin
  • G. E. Totten
  • G. M. Websterz
Cooling Media

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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© Plenum Publishmg Corporation 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. V. Sverdlin
    • 1
  • G. E. Totten
    • 2
  • G. M. Websterz
    • 2
  1. 1.Bradley UniversityPeoriaIllinois
  2. 2.Union Carbide CorporationTarrytownNew York

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