What is Quenching?

Quenching is the rapid cooling of a material from an elevated temperature. It is generally intended to form martensite in steel. The minimum cooling rate to avoid the non-martensitic transformation of products is known as the critical cooling rate.

Other common names and related subjects are: direct quenching, hot quenching, interrupted quenching, gas quenching, pressure quenching, selective quenching, spray quenching, and time quenching.*

Gasbarre specializes in the design and manufacture of custom-engineered quenching furnaces specific to the thermal processing industry.

Gasbarre furnaces are:

Gasbarre’s complete line of Quenching Furnaces is listed below.

Gas/Pressure Quench – Dual Chamber

This C.I. Hayes vacuum furnace with isolated gas quench is quite versatile, designed for a wide range of heat treat applications.

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High Efficiency Box

This Gasbarre furnace is available in numerous sizes and configurations and can be used for numerous processes in air or atmosphere configurations.

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Modular Heat Treat Systems

The C.I. Hayes CVCQ-LAM Vacuum Sintering Furnace uniquely combines atmosphere delubrication and vacuum sintering.

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Modular Vacuum

The continuous modular vacuum “CV” furnace essentially transforms a batch vacuum furnace into a straight through furnace. 

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Oil Quench – Dual Chamber

This C.I. Hayes vacuum furnace with isolated oil quench is quite versatile, designed for a wide range of heat treat applications.

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Pit

Gasbarre Pit Furnaces are available in numerous sizes and configurations, with features and options customized to your unique needs.

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Single Chamber Vacuum

This C.I. Hayes Furnace is a horizontally loaded, electrically heated, versatile batch furnace that may be programmed to run simple or complex thermal profile recipes.

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Tool Room / Small Batch Vacuum

The C.I. Hayes “VCQ-ME” Small Batch Vacuum Furnace is ideal for light production, tool room, and research and development applications.

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Vacuum Carburizing

The CI Hayes VBQ Vacuum Furnace is part of the modular furnace family designed for heat treating and/or carburizing applications.

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HyperCooler

Sinterite offers this exclusively-manufactured Sinter-Hardening and Rapid Cooling System. 

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 *Source: Daniel H. Herring, “The Heat Treat Doctor.” The HERRING GROUP, Inc.