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Title: Microwave heat treating of manufactured components

Abstract

An apparatus for heat treating manufactured components using microwave energy and microwave susceptor material. Heat treating medium such as eutectic salts may be employed. A fluidized bed introduces process gases which may include carburizing or nitriding gases. The process may be operated in a batch mode or continuous process mode. A microwave heating probe may be used to restart a frozen eutectic salt bath.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1176069
Patent Number(s):
7161126
Application Number:
11/269,236
Assignee:
BWXT Y-12, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H05 - ELECTRIC TECHNIQUES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR H05B - ELECTRIC HEATING
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22800
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Ripley, Edward B. Microwave heat treating of manufactured components. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Ripley, Edward B. Microwave heat treating of manufactured components. United States.
Ripley, Edward B. Tue . "Microwave heat treating of manufactured components". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1176069.
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place = {United States},
year = {2007},
month = {1}
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