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Salt Bath Special Applications

Special Applications that take advantage of salt bath characteristics include:

  • Heating of uranium and uranium alloys for extrusion or rolling processes that would oxidize in other mediums.
  • Melting of magnesium - salt provides a floating barrier against oxidation.
  • Heating of stainless for forging, extrusion, or annealing.
  • Grain orientation treatments, such as magnetic quenching of magnetic alloys.
  • Solution treating for aluminum alloys.
  • Malleableizing for cast parts.
  • Austempering for ductile iron castings.
  • Curing of plastic coatings.
  • Heat treating of Zirconium metal and alloys.

See some companies that have used special applications: