Sintering (Heat Treating)
Nitrogen Generator for Sintering. The bonding of adjacent powder particle surfaces in a mass of metal powders or a compact, by heating. Sintering is typically performed in a furnace atmosphere consisting of nitrogen/hydrogen, dissociated ammonia (or diluted dissociated ammonia), hydrogen or vacuum. Other common names and related subjects are: cold/hot isostatic pressing, liquid phase sintering, metal injection molding.
Introducing the N2-GEN® – HTS Nitrogen Generation System specifically designed for use within Heat Treating, Brazing and Sintering processes. Designed & Manufactured by South-Tek Systems, the leader in Nitrogen Generation Technology.
Nitrogen gas has been utilized in the Heat Treating Industry for many years in a variety of applications including nitrogen blanketing, nitrogen purging (normal & safety), inert gas processing and much more. Nitrogen gas is often required in the production process of both primary goods (billets, ingots, slabs) and secondary goods (component part manufacturing). South-Tek’s tried, tested and proven PSA Nitrogen Generation Technology safely separates the readily available Nitrogen gas from within the air we breathe.
The air contains 79% Nitrogen; our systems mechanically filter out the other gases, concentrating the N2 into a storage tank for your process usage. Clean, dry compressed air enters one of the two adsorption vessels, containing Carbon Molecular Sieve (CMS). Smaller oxygen and residual molecules are adsorbed into the CMS, allowing the larger Nitrogen molecules to pass through into a storage tank for later process use. Upon saturation, a second absorption vessel is brought on line while the first one regenerates and releases its trapped gas.
Please contact South-Tek Systems with any questions regarding the benefits of our PSA Nitrogen Generator Series: 888-526-6284.
1. Herring, Daniel H., Atmosphere Heat Treatment, Volume II, BNP Media Group 2015
2. Herring, Daniel H., Vacuum Heat Treatment, BNP Media Group 2012
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