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Flame Hardening


Flame hardening is the name given to short-term, localised heating and cooling of a component made of temperable steel. During heating, the austenitising temperature, and when cooling the so-called “critical cooling speed�?, must not be exceeded. Hardening/tempering changes the steel´s structure. Using an excessive fuel gas flame can achieve  an additional carburisation of the surface.  


Fuel gas and oxygen are used to create the flame.  Messer supplies gases and know-how for your requirements.


  • Greater wear resistance