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Title: Fluidized bed heat treating system

Abstract

Systems for heat treating materials are presented. The systems typically involve a fluidized bed that contains granulated heat treating material. In some embodiments a fluid, such as an inert gas, is flowed through the granulated heat treating medium, which homogenizes the temperature of the heat treating medium. In some embodiments the fluid may be heated in a heating vessel and flowed into the process chamber where the fluid is then flowed through the granulated heat treating medium. In some embodiments the heat treating material may be liquid or granulated heat treating material and the heat treating material may be circulated through a heating vessel into a process chamber where the heat treating material contacts the material to be heat treated. Microwave energy may be used to provide the source of heat for heat treating systems.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant (Y-12), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1130524
Patent Number(s):
8,716,637
Application Number:
12/486,823
Assignee:
Babcock & Wilcox Technical Services Y-12, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN) Y-12
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22800
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2009 Jun 18
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Ripley, Edward B, and Pfennigwerth, Glenn L. Fluidized bed heat treating system. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Ripley, Edward B, & Pfennigwerth, Glenn L. Fluidized bed heat treating system. United States.
Ripley, Edward B, and Pfennigwerth, Glenn L. Tue . "Fluidized bed heat treating system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1130524.
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abstractNote = {Systems for heat treating materials are presented. The systems typically involve a fluidized bed that contains granulated heat treating material. In some embodiments a fluid, such as an inert gas, is flowed through the granulated heat treating medium, which homogenizes the temperature of the heat treating medium. In some embodiments the fluid may be heated in a heating vessel and flowed into the process chamber where the fluid is then flowed through the granulated heat treating medium. In some embodiments the heat treating material may be liquid or granulated heat treating material and the heat treating material may be circulated through a heating vessel into a process chamber where the heat treating material contacts the material to be heat treated. Microwave energy may be used to provide the source of heat for heat treating systems.},
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