An authoritative source on quenching technology, the Handbook of Quenchants and Quenching Technology is just what you need to learn both the theory and application of quenching. This book provides much-needed information on the selection and use of numerous types of quenching. For example, oil, water, salt, aqueous polymers, brine, fluidized bed, and high-pressure gas quenching are all discussed in detail. Less commonly used quenchants such as quenching into a magnetic medium, ultrasonic quenching, aus-bay quenching, HIP quenching, etc., are also discussed. This book also provides information about various aspects of quench design such as spray quenching, agitator selection and use, racking procedures to reduce cracking and distortion, heat exchanger selection, chute design, and much more. It also filled with how to discussions on such important topics as constructing equipment for cooling curve analysis, interpreting cooling curve data, procedures for quench bath maintenance, prediction of properties, and many others. Each chapter includes numerous valuable references and helpful charts and graphs. You will find yourself referring to this handbook over and over again because it contains detailed information about all of the classical and newly-developed, cutting-edge quenching technologies - all under one cover. Contents: Introduction to Heat Treating of Steel Measuring Hardenability and Quench Severity Cooling Curve Analysis Quenching Oils Polymer Quenchants Quench Bath Maintenance Spray Quenching Other Quenching Media Quench Bath Design Impeller Agitation Quench Distortion.