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Lead Patenting/Oil-tempered vs. Induction Heating



Our office is has been working with a local wire manufacturing company.  The wire is manufactured from coiled steel.  80% of their heat treatment process is done with lead patenting and oil quenching on 9 lines.  They do use one Induction Heating line, but do not realize the long term cost/environmental benefits of using this technology, or if they do, are more concerned with the capital investment (they probably spent @ $2-$3 million for their only line).  We want to show them induction heating is a feasible option.

Does anybody have case studies and actual cost justifications comparing these two methods of heat treating?

Thanks in advance.

David A. Foulkes, Environmental Specialist
State of Ohio EPA
Office of Pollution Prevention
P.O. Box 1049
Columbus, OH  43216-1049
(614) 644-3118
email:  dave.foulkes@epa.state.oh.us
World Wide Web:  http://www.epa.state.oh.us/opp
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<DIV><FONT size=1>Our office is has been working with a local wire manufacturing 
company.&nbsp; The wire is manufactured from coiled steel.&nbsp; 80% of their 
heat treatment process is done with lead patenting and oil quenching on 9 
lines.&nbsp; They do use one Induction Heating line, but do not realize the long 
term cost/environmental benefits of using this technology, or if they do, 
are&nbsp;more concerned with the capital investment (they probably spent @ $2-$3 
million for their only line).&nbsp; We want to show them induction heating 
is&nbsp;a feasible option.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>Does anybody have case studies and actual cost justifications comparing 
these two methods of heat treating?</DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>Thanks in advance.</DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>David A. Foulkes, Environmental Specialist<BR>State of Ohio EPA<BR>Office 
of Pollution Prevention<BR>P.O. Box 1049<BR>Columbus, OH&nbsp; 
43216-1049<BR>(614) 644-3118<BR>email:&nbsp; <A 
href="mailto:dave.foulkes@epa.state.oh.us";>dave.foulkes@epa.state.oh.us</A><BR>World 
Wide Web:&nbsp; <A 
href="http://www.epa.state.oh.us/opp";>http://www.epa.state.oh.us/opp</A><BR></DIV></BODY></HTML>