Hydrogen Embrittlement Relief Oven

Hydrogen Embrittlement Oven

For high strength metal parts, the Hydrogen Embrittlement Relief Oven removes the Hydrogen infused during the cleaning and plating process.

Hydrogen Embrittlement Oven

This space saving hydrogen embrittlement oven is a complete heating and cooling cell.

The main features of this system included:

  • Fully automated square loop indexing conveyor system
  • A two position preheat section
  • Three position soak zone
  • Vertical lift doors to prevent heat loss
  • Single pass thru ambient air cooling section

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Remove the Hydrogen infused during the cleaning and plating process.

Exposure to hydrogen causes various metals, most importantly steel, to become brittle and crack. This can cause a decrease in the metal’s tensile strength. Typically for high strength metal parts, the Hydrogen Embrittlement Relief Oven removes the Hydrogen infused during the cleaning and plating process.

The Hydrogen Embrittlement Relief Oven is available in either a Batch Oven or Continuous Conveyor configuration. In the continuous process, batched parts travel through the heating chamber in individual bucket carriers so that different type parts remain separated. Pneumatic vibration is incorporated at the off load station to ensure all parts are discharged from the bucket.



  • Batch or Continuous Flow Configurations
  • High-efficiency (gas or electric) heat sources to reduce energy costs.
  • Robust structural oven frames and component supports.
  • Application specific insulation materials are selected to provide optimum insulating characteristics and long term energy savings.
  • Design considerations for easy access to process areas and oven components.
  • Private labeled and purchased components meet UL, UR, and CE standards.
  • Programmable controllers with HMI (Human Machine Interface) displays allow for user friendly operation and machine diagnostics.
  • NEMA style control panels.
  • Factory tested to ensure on time delivery and field start up.
  • 24/7 factory direct technical service and spare parts group.


  • Heavy gauge Aluminized Steel.
  • 304, 316 Stainless Steel or other Nickel Alloys for temperature and corrosion resistance
  • High-Density energy-saving insulation

Temperature Ranges

  • up to 500° F (260°C) +/-10

Power Source Options

  • Main Power Supplies 208 to 690 Volt AC, 50 and 60 HZ
  • Control Voltage 24 Volt DC or 120/220 Volt AC

Heat Sources

  • Electric
  • LPG
  • Natural Gas

Material Handling Options

  • Belts: Balanced Weave or Mesh
  • Chains: Chains with Buckets – Horizontal or Vertical
  • Overhead: Enclosed Track and I-beam


  • Industrial computers with Ethernet for remote diagnostic and communication capabilities.
  • UL or CE certified control panels or complete systems.
  • PE certifications to meet a variety of client or government specific requirements.
  • Advance thermal, vibratory, and dB testing with certification.
  • In-house laboratory featuring a custom test oven and other related thermal equipment.
  • Factory direct installation services.
  • Conduct an energy efficiency analysis on the existing thermal processing equipment.
  • Upgrade for all makes and models of thermal processing equipment to meet today’s process, energy, and government standards.

Industries Served

Industry Applications

  • Fasteners
  • Springs
  • Plated Parts


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