Air Products Shares Latest Research to Help Metals Processors Increase
Production and Improve Product Quality at Heat Treat 2013
LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Sept. 9, 2013
LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --In addition to the company's
full range of industrial gases, equipment, and technology solutions for the
metals processing industry, Air Products (NYSE:APD) will share some of its
latest research, which can help metals processors increase production and
improve product quality, at the Heat Treat 2013 Conference and Exposition in
Indianapolis, Ind., from September 16-18.
Air Products' Zbigniew Zurecki, senior research associate, Atmospheres and
Metals Processing, will be joined by Karl-Michael Winter of PROCESS-ELECTRONIC
(Heiningen, Germany) to share recent developments in process control of
nitrogen-based carburizing atmospheres. The co-authors will present "Case
Hardening Using Nitrogen-Based Atmospheres" as part of the show's technical
program line-up on Monday, September 16, at 2:00p.m. in Room 141.
In addition, Tom Philips, senior metallurgical engineer at Air Products, will
present "Atmosphere Troubleshooting and Solutions to Common Heat Treating
Problems" at the Heat Treating Solutions Center on Tuesday, September 17, at
11:00 a.m. This troubleshooting guide will review years of field experience
with nitrogen- and hydrogen-based atmosphere systems. Metals processors
attending this presentation will learn how to diagnose common
atmosphere-related problems, such as oxidation, de-carburization, and sooting,
and will be offered practical tips to help solve these problems.
At the company's booth, Air Products will highlight its range of industrial
gases, which are available in a variety of supply modes to meet each
customer's requirements efficiently and cost-effectively. The company also
offers technical support, such as process audits and troubleshooting, as well
as metals processing solutions, including extended belt life with Air
Products' Atmosphere Humidification System, accelerated cooling for
sinter-hardening, oxygen-free carburizing using plasma activation, and
plasma-activated nitriding of stainless steels.
Show attendees are invited to stop by Air Products booth 1812, where they can
see a new video demonstrating the company's plasma gas injector for activation
of heat treating furnace atmospheres. Air Products will also have specialists
available at the booth to speak with metals processors about their specific
heat treating challenges. Beyond gases and equipment, Air Products has the
technical knowledge and industry experience to help metals processors lower
costs, increase productivity, and enhance product quality.
For more information about Air Products' complete range of offerings for the
metals processing industry, please call 800-654-4567, email
email@example.com, or visit www.airproducts.com/mp.
About Air Products
Air Products (NYSE:APD) provides atmospheric, process and specialty gases;
performance materials; equipment; and technology. For over 70 years, the
company has enabled customers to become more productive, energy efficient and
sustainable. More than 20,000 employees in over 50 countries supply innovative
solutions to the energy, environment and emerging markets. These include
semiconductor materials, refinery hydrogen, coal gasification, natural gas
liquefaction, and advanced coatings and adhesives. In fiscal 2012, Air
Products had sales approaching $10 billion. For more information, visit
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