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Critical Melting PointsRelease 1: Critical Melting Points for Metals and Alloys

This handy reference guide provides valuable information regarding critical melting points for Metals and Alloys.

This work is an update of the original reference compilation by Charles F. Burns, Jr., Copyright 1997. The current booklet contains revisions to the original work as well as numerous additions. This booklet should serve as a handy reference for people that work in the metals industry.

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Temperature Uniformity Surveying of Vacuum FurnacesRelease 2: Temperature Uniformity Surveying For Vacuum Furnaces

A Temperature Uniformity Survey ( TUS ) for a vacuum furnace to satisfy AMS 2750D must be performed using established procedures and methods that fully meet the requirements of the specification and allows for consistent and more accurate results of actual furnace capabilities.

 

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Operating a Vacuum Furnace Under Humid ConditionsRelease 3: Operating a Vacuum Furnace Under Humid Conditions

A specific concern to a vacuum furnace user is processing critical work during summer months with high temperatures and high humidity. This same concern could also be a problem on rainy winter months.

 

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Understanding PID Temperature ControlRelease 4: Understanding PID Temperature Control as Applied to Vacuum Furnace Performance

Proportional-Integral-Derivative (PID) control is the most common control type algorithm used and accepted in the furnace industry. These popular controllers are used because of their robust performance in a wide range of operating conditions and because of their simplicity of function once understood by the processing operator.

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Important Considerations When Purchasing a Vacuum FurnaceRelease 6: Important Considerations When Purchasing a Vacuum Furnace

There are many factors that should be considered when investing in a new vacuum furnace. Although price is obviously important, there are many detailed design and other technical considerations buyers should evaluate to ensure that they select the best equipment for their requirements.

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Important Considerations When Selecting a Vacuum Furnace Water Cooling SystemRelease 7: Important Considerations in Selecting a Vacuum Furnace Water Cooling System

The proper selection of a water cooling system to support all aspects of vacuum furnace operation is a critical decision. This booklet highlights the advantages and disadvantages of various systems to help you determine which one will best suit your specific requirements.

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Understanding Vacuum and Vacuum MeasurementRelease 9:Ā Understanding Vacuum and Vacuum Measurement

The purpose of this paper is to provide a better understanding of vacuum, including an explanation of vacuum, a definition and description of vacuum measuring instrumentation and an explanation of their application to vacuum furnace operation.

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