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Quench Oil Supplier

Discussion in 'Heat Treating' started by John Noon, Jun 14, 2017.

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  1. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    I wanted to order a quench oil found the site it had the product and info and it took a month to find out they don't stock it in Canada even though it is on the Canadian site.

    Now when I mentioned ordering in bulk for resale the story changed not only did they have it in stock they quoted me shipping and cost for a 1,000 gallons within 15 minutes. When I mentioned getting pallets of 5 gallon pails I was informed they don't deal with small time customers because they are a waste of money.

    To go any further with them they suggested they would be willing to help only if I took 1,000 gallons a month minimum and they would prefer a larger order.

    Two hints how far that went :roflmao

    Most of what I get is supplied in units of 100 and 1000, The up side is I have a pretty awesome shelf of hardware for projects :D but ten times more frustrating when I have three types of rivet and none are the right size

    My latest project is getting in Bonded Nylon thread for the sewing machine in 1 pound spools and building a rack too hold the spools behind the sewing machine, no more swapping spools for this old guy. Best part was finding out a supplier carries the tiger thread for hand sewing. This thread is the best going and looks real nice, also handy for small projects when a smaller thread is needed.


    As far as steel goes if you want a good price for resale you buy a coil. you want a chuckle look up a coil weight for 0.06" stainless steel and length of material $40,000.00 each USD . I do have some other companies but all similar which is why places like the New Jersey Steel Baron exist they process the plates and coils down to manageable sizes.

    When I get the minimum order saved up I might get in a stainless or two or even carbon steels.

    This has been a fun adventure and I found out one wholesaler everyone loves is a disguise for a retail shop and prices to match but I found their suppliers when they reused a box on my order.
     
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  3. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    the first one is paraffin based and not what you want and the second oil is for Marquenching
     
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    I see now that now for the first one. The second link though, the Quenchol 32 is a dual purpose quench, for regular quenching and Marquenching. Ah well I probably wouldn't bring it in anyway.

    I’ve gone another route and have reached out to the heat treating business in my area, I will see what comes of that!
     
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    So here is the write up on the quench oil I was able to get from my local heat treat business: PROQUENCH 100

    PROQUENCH 100 is specially formulated quenching oil of premium quality, giving faster cooling rates than straight quenching oils. Normal operating temperature range of Quench oil 100 is 140 – 190 °F.

    It contains special wetting agents that promote rapid cooling in the "B stage" of the component cooling curve, as compared to conventional quenching oil, which maximizes final component hardness. In the "C stage" of the cooling curve, PROQUENCH OIL 100functions as a conventional slow quench oil to minimize cracking or distortion in the quenched part.

    FEATURES

    * Superior quenching power in initial stages of quench - the hardening range.


    * Slow cooling in final stage of quench - in the distortion range.


    * Reduced sensitivity to the variable effects of agitation.


    * High resistance to oxidation and thermal breakdown.


    * Deeper and more uniform hardening in:

    - steels having small or wide variations in grain size.

    - steels lean in alloy content.

    - parts having variable sections or odd shapes.

    - steels having variable hardenability.


    * Less distortion in:

    - high hardenability steels.

    - parts having variable sections or odd shapes.


    APPLICATIONS


    PROQUENCH 100is the ideal quenching oil for use when deeper and more uniform hardening is required in steels having small or wide variation in grain size, in steels lean in alloy content, in parts having variable sections or odd shapes and in steels having variable hardenability.


    It is also the ideal quenchant for use when minimum distortion is required in high hardenabilitysteels or in parts having odd shapes or variable sections.


    PROQUENCH 100is also recommended for use when parts must retain a bright finish. Conventional quenching oils do not "wet" the surface. PROQUENCH 100 however, adhereto the surface, thus preserving the bright finish.

    TYPICAL PROPERTIES:

    Test Method: D3520

    Magnetic Quenchometer test

    Nickle Ball sec: ProQuench 100: 11 / Min: 9 / Max:13


    The tech sheet opened in my iPad was all over the place, it wasn't until I opened it on my laptop I could see they averaged 11 secs, but at its fastest it tested 9 seconds and slowest 13 seconds.

    Regardless I will be dunking W2 in it and O1 at some point, so we will see!
     
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