Heat Treating: Heat Treating Basics

Heat Treating Basics introduces learners to the common concepts and terminology involved in modern heat treating operations. In this course, learners engage with animations and interactives designed to provide a basic understanding of the equipment, furnaces, and processes performed at heat treating facilities around the world. In addition, animations are provided that deal specifically with safety tips and best practices for individuals who are new or unfamiliar with being around heat treating equipment. The material covered in this course is also contained in the THORS Heat Treating Processes and Equipment course. Heat Treating Basics is intended for learners who require only a basic understanding of the terminology and processes associated with modern heat treating.

Also available in Spanish

Learning Objectives

  • Recall the basic purposes of heat treating.
  • Recognize the difference between the broad processes of conditioning and hardening.
  • Be able to differentiate between common furnaces and heat treating equipment.
  • Identify the common processes applied in modern heat treating facilities.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic practices and safety tips for heat treating.
Course Length: 1.5 HRS

Table of Contents

What is Heat Treating?

Best Practices and Safety Tips

  • Best Practices
  • Safety Tips

Methods and Equipment

  • Heat Transfer Methods
  • Heat Treating Equipment

Heat Treating Processes

  • Conditioning Processes
    • Types of Conditioning Processes
  • Through Hardening
    • Quench Hardening
    • Precipitation Hardening
  • Surface Hardening
    • Thermal Hardening
    • Thermo-Chemical Hardening
  • Quenching and Tempering

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