The Cementation of Iron and Steel

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McGraw-Hill Book Company, Incorporated, 1914 - Iron - 407 pages

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Page 171 - In connection with this, carbon dioxide is also formed by the action of the oxygen of the air on the carbon of the coal and timber...
Page xxvi - It is matter of history that they originated in the same philanthropic movement that at the end of the eighteenth and in the first half of the nineteenth century led the attack on the old prison system.
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Page 176 - ... are constantly in action, among which may be mentioned the burning of lights and the gases generated by blasting, and aside from this, carbon dioxide is escaping continuously from the pores of the coal as chambers and gangways are being driven. In connection with this, carbon dioxide is also formed by the action of the oxygen of the air on the carbon of the coal and timber; when carbon dioxide is formed in this way oxygen is taken from the air, the amount so taken being equal to the carbon dioxide...
Page 115 - ... longer vary markedly, even if the proportion of the hydrocarbon increases greatly. " From what precedes it is evidently possible to obtain, by means of mixtures of carbon monoxide and vapors of volatile hydrocarbons, cemented zones in which the maximum concentration of the carbon in the external layers has a definite value, lying between a minimum corresponding to that which would be obtained by working under the given conditions with pure carbon monoxide, and a maximum which would be obtained...
Page 52 - Al, and that the substances which accelerate cementation are those which seem to exist in the state of double carbides, substituting a part of the iron of the cementite, as Mn, Cr.
Page 89 - ... have based this assertion on the results of simple gravimetric determinations (direct or indirect) of the carbon which has penetrated by diffusion into the iron, without taking care to learn in what state this carbon is present in the iron and what effects it produces on the nature and on the structure of the metal into which it has penetrated; in other words, they have meant by " cementation" any process whatever of "carburization
Page 88 - The cause of the apparent disagreement is to be found in the different methods of observation used to establish and measure the cementation, and to the consequent varying significance attributed to the word "cementation.
Page 89 - Now, by a mechanism analogous to that which I have already explained (see p. 87), the carbon monoxide diffusing into the iron deposits carbon there, even in the case when...
Page 89 - ... cemented zone" a zone not only of higher carbon content but also possessed of the structure characteristic of a true proper steel having a higher carbon content. Now, since it is known that this...

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