MST Seamless Tube & Pipe is investing in its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility by adding a Thermatool Quench and Temper heat treat line to better serve customers. MST has produced quenched-and-tempered products for many years, but bringing the process in-house will result in significant efficiencies and more control of product quality.
“Adding the Quench and Temper line gives us better control over the entire process from order entry to truckload delivery,” said Ted Fairley, Vice President of sales and marketing.
To quench and temper products, material is heated to a uniform temperature above the transformation range then quenched with a liquid to achieve a high level of hardness. The material is then tempered as the final step in the heat treating process. MST’s custom designed and built line will provide water quenching and will enable better controls of mechanical properties of the finished material.
The $4.5 million capital expenditure will create cost efficiencies for the quench and temper process and enable MST to improve upon its already stellar delivery performance.
Thermatool’s Harden and Temper Systems feature Solid State Induction power supplies, HAZControl Technology product heating modeling and control system, as well as a high technology modular precision quench system. Effective Hardening and Tempering requires the ability to deliver uniformly heated material to achieve optimum product straightness and minimal quench cracking. Find out more