Study on Cooling Performance of Eject Quenching by Mixture of Nitrogen-Spray Water
Though gas quenching has several advantages, such as minimal environmental impact, little deformation, low energy cost, clean products, and ability to control the cooling locally and temporally for best product properties, its cooling performance is less than that of oil and water. If gas is mixed with spray water, the mixture will has favorable cooling performance. The cooling performance of eject quenching by mixture of Nitrogen-spray water is studied experimentally. Alloy steel 9SiCr is specimen, and it is quenched by a certain proportion of mixture gas of Nitrogen and spray water under normal pressure and high velocity, and the continual cooling curve is determined. The experimental results show that it can improve the cooling effect of quenching medium on the one hand; on the other hand, it can decrease the deformation and residual stress of specimen. The results also show that cooling performance of the mixture and cooling velocity can be enhanced by increasing gas pressure when the mixture ratio is fixed, and it takes short time to cool to room temperature. The cooling performance of the mixture and cooling velocity can be enhanced by increasing the mixture ratio under same pressure, and it also takes short time to cool to the room temperature. The continual cooling curve is determined, which gives the information of cooling performance of eject quenching by mixture of Nitrogen-spray water under Normal pressure changed with the pressure and the mixture ratio of Nitrogen and spray water.
B. D. Shao et al., "Study on Cooling Performance of Eject Quenching by Mixture of Nitrogen-Spray Water", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 48-49, pp. 1133-1136, 2011