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Transverse flux induction heating (TFIH) is an efficient electrical technique which is able to anneal thin metal strips within a few seconds. It is necessary to establish the effect of rapid heat treatment on the metallurgy of the particular stainless steel strip products and their relevant formability performance that is of paramount importance for their acceptability on the market.

The aim of the research is to study and validate new and improved properties of the most widely used stainless steel grades, such as AISI 430 and AISI 304, annealed by ultrarapid heat treatment. All the results show the metallurgical feasibility of the industrial ultrarapid heat treatment process. However, further industrial trials are necessary in order to evaluate better some present limitations such as insufficient strip planarity and temperature homogeneity in the width of strip. .

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Authors: SALVATORI I, CSM, Rome (IT);MOORE W B, EA Technology, Chester (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 19388 EN (2000) 125 pp., EUR 19
Availability: Available from OOPEC Sales agents
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-8994-7
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