We’ve developed our Quench Model using a combination of world class expertise in heat transfer and practical knowledge. You can use it for off-line design, or for fine tuning your quench process to obtain the exact physical and metallurgical properties critical for certain products.
The model calculates the temperature reduction of aluminium slab or strip through the quenching process of a rolling mill (pre or post strip coolers), continuous caster, continuous annealing line or solution heat treatment furnace. As a physics-based model it is highly versatile and adaptable to different products and quench set-ups.
High intensity sprays, soft sprays, air, oil or water-based cooling can all be accommodated in the model. The results are displayed both graphically and in table format so that variables, such as temperatures inside the strip, can be analysed down the length of the quench.