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Induction Heating Self-Study Course

January 01, 2017 - January 01, 2022

SelfStudy | Product code: 27371C

Price: $1400.00 Member Price: $1200.00
Please contact us for ongoing flexible dates available for scheduling.

Please contact professionaldevelopment@asminternational.org or by calling 440.338.5151 ext. 5717.

ASM International has developed this course covering the entire spectrum of induction heating technology. Written by industry experts, it covers the role of induction heating in producing reliable products, often with considerable savings in energy, labor and time.

Taking a fundamentals approach, the basic principles of induction heating are presented as an introduction. With this as background, methods of selecting equipment, frequency, and power; designing coils; and installing such as heating prior to hot working, heat treating, welding and brazing and melting are described in depth. A lesson on special applications, particularly those involving non-metals, is included to illustrate the wide range of uses of induction heating. The final lesson deals with the important questions of system safety and process economics.

This course was developed in cooperation with the EPRI Center for Materials Fabrication. A scientific calculator is required for this course.

Target Audience

Process, electrical, and manufacturing engineers, as well as heat treating personnel will benefit from this course. Technicians, metallurgists, design personnel, industrial engineers and methods analysts will also derive value from this course. Some exposure to basic electrical concepts is desirable.

Required Pre-Requisites

A strong mathematical background.

Course Outline:

1. Introduction: history and background, principles and theory, overview of applications, basics of power supplies

2. Power Supplies and Auxiliary Equipment: components of induction heating systems, power supply equipment, specific power supplies, water cooling/control systems, system control

3. Coil Design and Selection: theory and concepts, coil design

4. Preheating Prior to Hot Working : principles and theory, applications, coil and equipment selection, effects of materials variables, system control

5. Induction Heat Treatment: fundamentals of heat treatment, equipment selection and processing parameters, technical considerations, applications

6. Induction Brazing, Soldering and Welding: process capabilities, basic principles, filler/joining metals, assembly and fixturing, applications, principles of high frequency welding, pipe and tube welding, special welding applications, metallurgical considerations

7. Induction Melting: types of furnaces, principles and theory, applications, miscellaneous

8. Part Handling Systems and Process Control: introduction, handling equipment, control systems, automation

9. Special Applications: plastics, packaging, electronics, glass, miscellaneous

10. Safety and Economics: economics of power sources, ancillary costs, cost analysis of applications, safety considerations

Continuing Education Units: 3.0

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