Designing a quenching system for grinding steel balls-case study

Loice Keresia Gudukeya, Charles Mbohwa

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The availability of grinding balls of superior quality than those produced at a Harare company in Zimbabwe, resulted in loss of business. In order to retain business, a new ball that has a similar chemical composition to that of imported grinding balls was developed. Proper thermo-mechanical treatment has to be done after casting, in order for the ball to be of satisfactory quality. In this research, heat treatment tests were done on the developed ball to determine a suitable quenching medium for the heat treatment cycle. Using the results of the heat treatment tests obtained, a suitable heat treatment cycle which utilises optimum quenching medium and has effective agitation for minimal defects was designed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number11001
JournalMATEC Web of Conferences
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2017
Event2017 International Conference on Mechanical, Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering, ICMAA 2017 - Malacca, Malaysia
Duration: 25 Feb 201727 Feb 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • General Engineering


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