The steam treatment process is the controlled oxidation of metals to produce a thin layer of oxide on the surface of a component. This process can be used to provide a component with increased corrosion resistance, better wear resistance, increased surface hardness, an attractive surface finish, and, in the case of porous materials such as powder metal, seal the part porosity and increase the density.
Abbott Furnace manufactures highly efficient steam treatment furnaces for continuous steam treating. Abbott Furnace Company’s continuous mesh belt steam treatment furnaces provide a viable alternative to batch process methods. Contact us if you have a steam treat application that requires high throughput.
Click below to listen to the presentation by Abbott Furnace’s Director of Research & Development, Stephen L. Feldbauer, Ph.D.