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Houghton Aqua-Quench 365 - Nitrite free multi-purpose polymer quenchant - 54900

Houghton Aqua-Quench 365 - Nitrite free multi-purpose polymer quenchant - 54900

 

Aqua-Quench 365 is a polyalkylene glycol (PAG) based quenchant providing quenching speeds between those of oil and water. Aqua-Quench 365 eliminates the smoke, fume, fire hazards associated with oil quenching and provides flexibility of quenching speed. Its nitrite free corrosion inhibitor system provides excellent protection to quench tank, fixtures and fittings, cooling systems and associated pipework.

 

Application:

Aqua-Quench 365 is diluted with water in use and provides extremely uniform quenching characteristics. The quenching speed of Aqua-Quench 365 can be varied to suit the steel specific steel hardenability and component requirements by varying the concentration and temperature of the solution and the degree of agitation in the quench tank.

1% to 10% solutions improve wettability on the component surface thereby imparting a more uniform quench and preventing soft spotting frequently associated with water quenching. These low concentrations are generally used for steels of very low hardenability and can be used for induction hardening applications.

10% to 20% solutions provide accelerated quenching characteristics faster than those of accelerated quenching oils, and are therefore suitable for low hardenability steels and applications where optimum hardness and mechanical properties are required.

20% to 35% solutions provide slower cooling rates suitable for a wide range of through hardening and case hardening steels.

Successful application of Aqua-Quench 365 will depend upon steel composition, component surface condition, section thickness and geometry. Aqua-Quench 365 has been used for quenching a wide range of through hardening and carburising steels and can be used in many different types of furnace including continuous mesh belt and shaker hearth furnaces, rotary scroll and sealed quench furnaces, as well as for direct quenching into open quench tanks.

Aqua-Quench 365 is also suitable for induction hardening applications and the quenching of aluminium alloys following solution treatment i.e. alloy wheels, cylinder heads etc.

 

Advantages:

  • Develops optimum properties in components.
  • Flexibility of quenching speed.
  • Nitrite free corrosion inhibitor system.
  • Clean safe working environment
  • Eliminates fire hazard
  • Eliminates smoke and fume during quenching
  • Eliminates need for costly alkali cleaning or vapour degreasing prior to tempering
  • Eliminates oily floors around quench tanks
  • Quenching speed not significantly influenced by contamination with water
  • Highly economical in use.
  • Can be made available premixed at 50% dilution for delivery by RTW to assist with initial bulk fills.

 

Pack sizes available - 25ltr

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Houghton Aqua-Quench 140 FB - Polymer Quenchant - gf/12379

Houghton Aqua-Quench 140 FB - Polymer Quenchant for induction hardening applications - gf/12379

 

AQUA-QUENCH 140 FB is an amber, transparent fluid specifically designed for induction hardening applications to minimise residual sticky deposits on equipment and quenched parts, provide resistance to microbial contamination and to extend system life.

 

Applications:

Aqua-Quench 140 FB is diluted with water in use and provides extremely uniform quenching characteristics. Compared to simple water quenching, it eliminates steam pockets and high residual stress, and avoids the formation of soft spots and inconsistent mechanical properties. AQUA-QUENCH 140 FB can be used for a very wide range of induction and flame hardening applications, including the quenching of crankshafts, camshafts, transmission components, starter ring gears and bearings The quenching speed of AQUA-QUENCH 140 FB solutions can be selected to suit the steel hardenability and component requirements by varying the concentration of the solution.

1 % to 5% solutions of AQUA-QUENCH 140 FB improve the wettability on the component surface thereby imparting arnore uniform quench and preventing soft spotting. These low concentrations are generally used for steels of low hardenability.

5% to 20% solutions of AQUA-QUENCH 140 FB provide a range of cooling rates similar to those of soluble oil emulsions and quenching oils and are used for steels of higher hardenability. The quenching speed of AQUA-QUENCH 140 FB depends upon the concentration and temperature of the solution.

 

Advantages:

  • Economic - Develops optimum properties in components.
  • Economic - Flexibility of quenching speed.
  • Economic - Reduced cooling rate during the critical martensitic transformation temperature range to conventional PAG's.
  • Economic - Eliminates the need for costly alkali cleaning or vapour degreasing prior to tempering.
  • Economic - Quenching speed not significantly influenced by contamination with water.
  • Operator friendly - Diethanolamine free.
  • Operator friendly - Boron free.
  • Operator friendly - Eliminates smoke and fume during quenching.
  • Environmentally friendly - Nitrite free corrosion inhibitor system.
  • Safety - Eliminates fire hazard.
  • Safety - Eliminates oily floors around quench tanks.

 

Pack sizes available - 200ltr barrels, 1000ltr IBC's

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Houghton Aqua-Quench 220 - Polymer Quenchant for mass quenching - gf/12380

Houghton Aqua-Quench 220 - Polymer Quenchant for mass quenching - gf/12380

 

AQUA-QUENCH 220 is polymer quenchant with more "oil-like" quenching characteristics. AQUA-QUENCH 220 is a polyalkylene glycol (PAG) based quenchant. Its slower cooling rate during the critical martensitic transformation temperature range minimizes risk of cracking and distortion and so enables the treatment of higher hardenability steels not previously suitable for quenching in conventional PAG type quenchants. Its formula permits to avoid very high concentration in comparison with previous traditional PAG.

AQUA-QUENCH 220 eliminates the smoke, fume and fire hazards associated with oil quenching and provides flexibility of quenching speed. Its nitrite free corrosion inhibitor system provides excellent protection to quench tank, fixtures and fittings, cooling systems and associated pipework.

AQUA-QUENCH 220 can be used for Induction hardening for specific parts.

 

Applications:

AQUA-QUENCH 220 is diluted with water in use and provides extremely uniform quenching characteristics. The quenching speed of Aqua-Quench 220 can be varied to suit the steel specific steel hardenability and component requirements by varying the concentration and temperature of the solution and the degree of agitation in the quench tank.

 

Advantages:

  • Economic - Develops optimum properties in components.
  • Economic - Flexibility of quenching speed.
  • Economic - Reduced cooling rate during the critical martensitic transformation temperature range compared to conventional PAG's.
  • Economic - Eliminates the need for costly alkali cleaning or vapour degreasing prior to tempering.
  • Economic - Quenching speed not significantly influenced by contamination with water.
  • Operator friendly - Diethanolamine free.
  • Operator friendly - Boron free.
  • Operator friendly - Eliminates smoke and fume during quenching.
  • Environmentally friendly - Nitrite free corrosion inhibitor system.
  • Safety - Eliminates fire hazard.
  • Safety - Eliminates oily floors around quench tanks.

 

Pack sizes available - 209ltr barrels, 1000ltr IBC's, 20ltr drums

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Houghton Aqua-Quench 230 - Polymer Quenchant for mass quenching - gf/12381

Houghton Aqua-Quench 230 - Polymer Quenchant for mass quenching - gf/12381

 

AQUA-QUENCH 230 has been especially developed for large systems and treatment of large forgings and castings. AQUA-QUENCH 230 is a polyalkylene glycol (PAG) based quenchant. Its slower cooling rate during the critical martensitic transformation temperature range minimizes risk of cracking and distortion and so enables the treatment of higher hardenability steels not previously suitable for quenching in conventional PAG type quenchants. AQUA-QUENCH 230 eliminates the smoke, fume and fire hazards associated with oil quenching and provides flexibility of quenching speed. Its nitrite free corrosion inhibitor system provides excellent protection to quench tank, fixtures and fittings, cooling systems and associated pipework.

 

Applications:

Aqua-Quench 230 is diluted with water in use and provides extremely uniform quenching characteristics. The quenching speed of Aqua-Quench 230 can be varied to suit the steel hardenability and component requirements by varying the concentration and temperature of the solution and the degree of agitation in the quench tank.

3% to 5% solutions improve wettability on the component surface thereby imparting a more uniform quench and preventing soft spotting frequently associated with water quenching. These low concentrations are generally used for steels of very low hardenability.

10% to 20% solutions provide accelerated quenching characteristics faster than those of accelerated quenching oils, and are therefore suitable for low/medium hardenability steels and applications where optimum hardness and mechanical properties are required.

20% to 30% solutions provide slower cooling rates suitable for a wide range of through hardening and case hardening steels.

 

Advantages:

  • Economic - Develops optimum properties in components.
  • Economic - Flexibility of quenching speed.
  • Economic - Reduced cooling rate during the critical martensitic transformation temperature range compared to conventional PAG's.
  • Economic - Eliminates the need for costly alkali cleaning or vapour degreasing prior to tempering.
  • Economic - Quenching speed not significantly influenced by contamination with water.
  • Operator friendly - Diethanolamine free.
  • Operator friendly - Boron free.
  • Operator friendly - Eliminates smoke and fume during quenching.
  • Environmentally friendly - Nitrite free corrosion inhibitor system.
  • Safety - Eliminates fire hazard.
  • Safety - Eliminates oily floors around quench tanks.

 

Pack sizes available - 209ltr barrels, 20ltr drums, 1000ltr IBC's

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Houghton Aqua-Quench 320 - Polymer Quenchant - gf/12382

Houghton Aqua-Quench 320 - Polymer Quenchant for mass quenching - gf/12382

 

AQUA-QUENCH 320 is a polymer quenchant with more "oil-like" quenching characteristics.

AQUA-QUENCH 320 is a poly-vinyl-pyrolidone (PVP) based quenchant. Its slower cooling rate during the critical martensitic transformation temperature range minimizes risk of cracking and distortion and so enables the treatment of higher hardenability steels unsuitable for quenching in PAG type quenchants.

AQUA-QUENCH 320 eliminates the smoke, fume and fire hazards associated with oil quenching and provides flexibility of quenching speed. Its nitrite free corrosion inhibitor system provides excellent protection to quench tank, fixtures and fittings, cooling systems and associated pipework.

 

Applications:

The quenching speed of AQUA-QUENCH 320 can be selected to suit the steel hardenability and component requirements by varying the concentration and temperature of the solution and the degree of agitation in the quench tank. AQUA-QUENCH 320 is used generally at concentrations of between 10-35%. AQUA-QUENCH 320 can be used in many different types of furnace including continuous mesh belt, shaker hearth, rotary scroll, as well as for direct quenching into open quench tanks. The concentration of AQUA-QUENCH 320 influences the viscosity of the solution and hence the quenching speed. Used at between 10-35% it exhibits very oil-like quenching characteristics. The effectiveness of the circulation and agitation of the fluid for quenching is important to ensure characteristics and heat distribution uniform especially for this type of polymer.

 

Advantages:

  • Economic - Develops optimum properties in components.
  • Economic - Flexibility of quenching speed.
  • Economic - Oil like quenching characteristics.
  • Economic - Eliminates the need for costly alkali cleaning or vapour degreasing prior to tempering.
  • Economic - Quenching speed not significantly influenced by contamination with water.
  • Operator friendly - Diethanolamine free.
  • Operator friendly - Boron free.
  • Operator friendly - Eliminates smoke and fume during quenching.
  • Environmentally friendly - Nitrite free corrosion inhibitor system.
  • Safety - Eliminates fire hazard.
  • Safety - Eliminates oily floors around quench tanks.

 

Pack sizes available - 209ltr barrels, 20ltr drums, 1000ltr IBC's

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Houghton Houghto-Quench C 102 - High performance cold quenching oil - gf/12383

Houghton Houghto-Quench C 102 - High performance cold quenching oil - gf/12383

 

HOUGHTO-QUENCH C 102 is a high performance normal speed quenching oil suitable for use at temperatures of up to 100°C.

HOUGHTO-QUENCH C 102 does not contain additives which react with cyanide, and is, therefore, suitable for use in conjunction with cyanide containing salt baths.

 

Applications:

HOUGHTO-QUENCH C 102 is designed for both general purpose and salt bath quenching applications and is suitable for use in open quench tanks, sealed quench furnaces and continuous furnaces of the shaker hearth, cast link and mesh belt type.

HOUGHTO-QUENC H C 102 is suitable for a wide variety of quenching applications including cyanide salt bath treatment.

 

Advantages:

  • Economic - Lifetime improved provided by excellent oxidation resistance and thermal stability.
  • Economic - Consistent performance under the most arduous of operating conditions.
  • Economic - Uniform quenching characteristics maintained over a range of operating temperatures.
  • Operator friendly - Base oil highly refined.
  • Environmentally friendly - less smoke.

 

Pack sizes available - 205ltr barrels, 20ltr drums, 1000ltr IBC's

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Houghton Houghto-Quench C 164 - High performance cold quenching oil - gf/12384

Houghton Houghto-Quench C 164 - High performance cold quenching oil - gf/12384

 

HOUGHTO-QUENCH C 164 is a high performance accelerated quenching oil suitable at temperatures of up to 100°C.

It is based upon specially selected solvent refined base oils to minimise oxidation and ensure consistent performance under the most arduous of operating conditions. A carefully formulated additive package is incorporated into HOUGHTO-QUENCH C 164 to reduce the duration of the vapour blanket cooling stage and provide accelerated quenching characteristics, together with excellent oxidation resistance and thermal stability.

 

Applications:

The accelerated speed provided by HOUGHTO-QUENCH C 164 enables the development of optimum strength and hardness with minimum distortion in lower hardenability and low alloy steels, heavy sectioned components or steels of borderline hardenability.

HOUGHTO-QUENCH C 164 is suitable for use in all types of quenching installations including open quench tanks, sealed quench furnaces and continuous furnaces of the shaker hearth, cast link and mesh belt type.

 

Advantages:

  • Economic - Lifetime improved provided by excellent oxidation resistance and thermal stability.
  • Economic - Consistent performance under the most arduous of operating conditions.
  • Economic - Uniform quenching characteristics maintained over a range of operating temperatures.
  • Operator friendly - Base oil highly refined.

 

Pack sizes available - 209ltr barrels, 1000ltr IBC's

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Houghton Houghto-Quench C 166 - High performance cold quenching oil - gf/12385

Houghton Houghto-Quench C 166 - High performance cold quenching oil - gf/12385

 

HOUGHTO-QUENCH C 166 is a high performance accelerated quenching oil suitable at temperatures of up to 100°C.

It is based upon specially selected solvent refined base oils to minimise oxidation and ensure consistent performance under the most arduous of operating conditions. A carefully formulated additive package is incorporated into HOUGHTO-QUENCH C 166 to reduce the duration of the vapour blanket cooling stage and provide accelerated quenching characteristics, together with excellent oxidation resistance and thermal stability.

 

Applications:

The accelerated speed provided by HOUGHTO-QUENCH C 166 enables the development of optimum strength and hardness with minimum distortion in lower hardenability and low alloy steels, heavy sectioned components or steels of borderline hardenability.

HOUGHTO-QUENCH C 166 is suitable for use in all types of quenching installations including open quench tanks, sealed quench furnaces and continuous furnaces of the shaker hearth, cast link and mesh belt type.

 

Advantages:

  • Economic - Lifetime improved provided by good oxidation resistance and thermal stability.
  • Economic - Consistent performance under the most arduous of operating conditions.
  • Economic - Uniform quenching characteristics maintained over a range of operating temperatures.
  • Operator friendly - Base oil highly refined.

 

Pack sizes available - 209ltr barrels, 1000ltr IBC's, 20ltr drums

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Houghton Klen-Quench C 140 - High performance cold quenching oil - gf/12386

Houghton Klen-Quench C 140 - Washable high performance cold quenching oil - gf/12386

 

KLEN-QUENCH C 140 is a washable high performance accelerated quenching oil suitable at temperatures of up to 100°C.

A carefully formulated additive package is incorporated into KLEN-QUENCH C 140 to reduce the duration of the vapour blanket cooling stage and provide accelerated quenching characteristics, together with excellent oxidation resistance and thermal stability.

 

Applications:

The accelerated quenching characteristics provided by KLEN-QUENCH C 140 enables the development of optimum strength and hardness with minimum distortion in lower hardenability and low alloy steels, heavy sectioned components or steels of borderline hardenability.

KLEN-QUENCH C 140 is suitable for use in all types of quenching installations including open quench tanks, sealed quench furnaces and continuous furnaces of the shaker hearth, cast link and mesh belt type. It is recommended particularly for applications where staining of components during quenching should be minimised.

 

Advantages:

  • Economic - Lifetime improved provided by excellent oxidation resistance and thermal stability.
  • Economic - Consistent performance under the most arduous of operating conditions.
  • Economic - Uniform quenching characteristics maintained over a range of operating temperatures.
  • Economic - Quickly eliminated with warm water.
  • Operator friendly - Base oil highly refined.
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Houghton Klen-Quench C 166 - High performance cold quenching oil - gf/12387

Houghton Klen-Quench C 166 - High performance cold quenching oil - gf/12387

 

KLEN-QUENCH C 166 is a high performance accelerated quenching oil suitable at temperatures of up to 100°C.

A carefully formulated additive package is incorporated into KLEN-QUENCH C 166 to reduce the duration of the vapour blanket cooling stage and provide accelerated quenching characteristics, together with excellent oxidation resistance and thermal stability.

 

Applications:

The accelerated quenching characteristics provided by KLEN-QUENCH C 166 enables the development of optimum strength and hardness with minimum distortion in lower hardenability and low alloy steels, heavy sectioned components or steels of borderline hardenability.

KLEN-QUENCH C 166 is suitable for use in all types of quenching installations including open quench tanks, sealed quench furnaces and continuous furnaces of the shaker hearth, cast link and mesh belt type. It is recommended particularly for applications where staining of components during quenching should be minimised.

 

Advantages:

  • Economic - Lifetime improved provided by excellent oxidation resistance and thermal stability.
  • Economic - Consistent performance under the most arduous of operating conditions.
  • Economic - Uniform quenching characteristics maintained over a range of operating temperatures.
  • Economic - Quickly eliminated with warm water.
  • Operator friendly - Base oil highly refined.

 

Pack sizes available - 209ltr barrels, 20ltr drums, 1000ltr IBC's

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