First HIP Unit to be Installed in Mexico
Commercial heat treater HT-MX in Chihuahua, Mexico has just placed an order with Quintus Technologies for a hot isostatic press (HIP) system. It will include Quintus’ proprietary uniform rapid cooling (URC) feature, which combines HIP and heat treatment in a single process. The HIP has a hot zone measuring 14.8 inches (375 mm) in diameter and 47.2 inches (1,200 mm) in height. It operates at a temperature of 2550°F (1400°C) and a pressure of up to 2,070 bar (30,000 psi). As far as we know this will be the first HIP unit to be installed in Mexico. We’re still surprised at the rapid growth in hot isostatic pressing in North America, this represents roughly the 5th order Quintus has received in the past year. In related news “The Monty” will be attending the grand opening of the brand new HIP installation at Stack Metallurgical in Albany, Oregon at the end of this month. This photo shows the first system being installed-we will be showing you the finished installation in just two weeks.