When a component part fails, it is only natural to ask why and then strive to determine the root cause. Gathering all possible information about the damage event and performing a thorough failure analysis is a critical first step in the process.
Our discussion of thermocouples continues with more practical advice and a deeper understanding into how to install and maintain thermocouples so as to control the heart of any thermal-processing system. Let’s learn more.
Accurate temperature control of heat-treating furnaces, ovens and baths depends in large part on the proper choice of thermocouples as well as on ancillary items such as extension (lead) wire, protection tubes and connectors.
Check out the April 2017 issue of FORGE, featuring our cover story on how Gerdau modernized its mill to serve the North American SBQ steel market, challenges and opportunities in magnesium forgings, and much more.