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Metal Heat Treating

Datapaq® Furnace Tracker Vacuum Heat Treatment

The most robust thermal barrier series for high temperature thermal profiling

Furnace Tracker Vacuum Heat Treatment
Thermal Barrier TB4600
TB45/46 with heatsink

Unravel the Mysteries of Your Process

  • Designed specifically for use in processes with gas quenching these thermal barriers are built to last
  • Save time on thermocouple set up in vacuum furnace Temperature Uniformity Surveys (TUS)

Designed to withstand pressures up to 20 Bar (290 PSi), the Datapaq Vacuum Heat Treatment System features the TB45 or TB46 series thermal barrier and enables users to perform TUS and thermal profiles for vacuum and carburizing applications up to 1200°C (2192°F).

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The Datapaq Vacuum Heat Treatment System from Fluke Process Instruments features the Datapaq TP6 data logger, choice of thermal barrier (TB45 or TB46), thermocouples and our intuitive Insight™ software to create a complete solution.

The Furnace Tracker Systems that include the Datapaq TB45 series of thermal barriers can operate in temperatures up to 1050°C (1922°F) and the TB46 series can withstand temperatures of up to 1200°C (2192°F). Both are designed for use in vacuum and carburizing applications and can operate in pressures up to 20 Bar (290 PSi).

Data Logger

The Datapaq TP6 is the perfect solution for the most demanding high-temperature profiling applications with a 316-grade machined stainless-steel case and IP67 rating. Once combined with the Datapaq Insight™ or Datapaq Insight Furnace Surveying software you can display information from the data logger in real time via the optional Radio Frequency (RF) system or via standard USB/Bluetooth connections.

  • Available in 10 and 20 channel configurations and two case styles
  • Water resistant (IP67 rated)
  • Communication via USB or Bluetooth
  • Real time telemetry via USB, RF telemetry and Bluetooth
  • Alkaline, NiMH and Lithium battery options
  • Compatible with the Datapaq Insight™ for mobile application

Thermal Barriers

The Datapaq TB45 and TB46 Thermal Barrier series incorporate multiple design features such as additional strengthening at critical points, removable gas quench deflector shields and over center catches to achieve the best possible product life. Internally, the thermal barriers incorporate gas flow vents that allow fast pressure equalization as conditions change from vacuum to high pressure.

The TB45 Series of thermal barriers can operate in temperatures up to 1050°C (1922°F); meanwhile, the TB46 Series features high temperature insulation and an Inconel casing so it can withstand temperatures of up to 1200°C (2192°F).

Software

Every Furnace Insight™ software product is designed to convert your raw data into meaningful information that can be acted on. All three software options provide a clear user interface, context sensitive help screens and wizards to assist novice users. The ability to change the language and email results directly from software enables you to share information across the plant and across the world, whether you’re on a computer or mobile device.

Datapaq TP6 Data Loggers Compatible with Datapaq TB45 and TB46 Thermal Barriers

Datapaq TP6
Model Number
TP6116 / TP6116-TM
TP6216 / TP6216-TM
Dimensions
197 x 97 x 20 mm
7.8 x 3.8 x 0.8”
Channels 
 10
 20
Temperature range
-100 to 1370°C (-148 to 2498°F)
Dependent on thermocouple type (Type K shown)
Connectivity
USB or Bluetooth*
Memory capacity
4 million data points
Start/stop triggers
None (automatic), Manual, Rising/falling temperature, and time based
Sampling interval
0.2 sec – 50 mins with no telemetry
2 sec – 50 mins with RF telemetry*
Accuracy 
± 0.3 °C (0.5 °F) – Type K
Resolution
± 0.1°C (0.18 °F)
Thermocouple type
Type K (J,N,T,R,S,B are available)
Multiple run capability
Up to 10 profile runs before returning to PC

*Contact Fluke Process Instruments for availability of RF telemetry and Bluetooth in your country.

Datapaq TB45 and TB46 Thermal Barrier Series - Air

Model Number
TB4526
TB4533
TB4626
TB4633
Dimensions
254 x 363 x 571 mm (10 x 14.3 x 22.5”)
304 x 410 x 613 mm (12 x 16.1 x 24.1”)
254 x 363 x 571 mm (10 x 14.3 x 22.5”)
304 x 410 x 613 mm (12 x 16.1 x 24.1”)
Weight
39 kg (86 lb)
52 kg (114.6 lb)
41 kg (90.4 lb)
55 kg (121.3 lb)
Data logger
TP6116 / TP6116-TM
Maximum operating temperature
1050°C (1922°F)
1050°C (1922°F)
1200°C (2192°F)
1200°C (2192°F)

Datapaq TB45 and TB46 Thermal Barrier Series - Vacuum

Datapaq TB45/46 Thermal Barrier features

  1. Internal reinforcements to minimize distortion
  2. Optional gas quench deflector shield
  3. Gas flow vents to prevent pressurization within the barrier
  4. TB9840 – Reinforced heatsink for use in applications up to 20 Bar (290 PSi)
Model Number
TB4538-QD
TB4533-QD
TB4626-QD
TB4633-QD
Dimensions
303 x 303 x 571 mm (12 x 12 x 22.5”)
394 x 420 x 613 mm (15.5 x 16.5 x 24.1”)
344 x 363 x 571 mm (13.5 x 14.3 x 22.5”)
394 x 420 x 613 mm (15.5 x 16.5 x 24.1”)
Weight
35 kg (77.2 lb)
64 kg (141 lb)
53 kg (117 lb)
67 kg (147.7 lb)
Data logger
TP6116 / TP6116-TM
Maximum operating temperature
1050°C (1922°F)
1050°C (1922°F)
1200°C (2192°F)
1200°C (2192°F)

Datapaq TB45/46 Thermal Barrier performance

Datapaq TB45/46 Vacuum Thermal Barrier performance

In most applications, the environmental conditions and process parameters in the furnace – such as temperature, duration and atmosphere – drive thermal barrier selection.

Datapaq TB45 Thermal Barriers

The Datapaq TB45 Series is limited to a maximum operating temperature of 1050°C (1922°F) and is intended for use in air or vacuum furnaces and can withstand gas quenching. Typical applications include:

Datapaq TB45 Application

  • Surveying vacuum furnaces for AMS2750 and CQi-9
    The TB45 Series is well suited for to run the temperature uniformity surveys (TUS) required to ensure compliance with AMS2750 and CQi-9, among other pyrometry standards. Using a thermal barrier reduces setup time, as the thermocouples can be attached to the jig while the furnace is still in production.
  • Vacuum hardening and annealing processes
    Able to withstand quench pressures up to 20 Bar, the TB45 Series is ideal for monitoring the core temperature of products that require aggressive cooling. For example, when processing medium/high carbon steels (such as EN24) in a vacuum, high-pressure quenching is needed to achieve rapid cooling.

Datapaq TB46 Thermal Barriers

The Datapaq TB46 Series has a maximum operating temperature of 1200°C (2192°F) and is intended for temperature profiling in the most demanding applications. This series represent our most advanced and robust solution. Typical applications include:

  • Surveying vacuum furnaces for AMS2750 and CQi-9 (for temperatures up to 1200°C)
    The TB46 Series is well suited for the TUS required to ensure compliance with AMS2750 and CQi-9, among other pyrometry standards. The Inconel casing and high-temperature, microporous insulation enables these barriers to be used in surveys up to 1200°C and gas quenched.
  • Vacuum brazing
    When peak temperature exceeds the capabilities of the TB45 Series – such as when copper alloy vacuum brazing cycles reach temperatures of 1120°C – the TB46 Series can be used.
  • Solution treatment of exotic alloys
    Some alloy compositions require solution treatment or homogenizing at temperatures greater than 1050°C. For example, medical devices manufactured from CoCr alloys are typically treated at 1200°C, making the TB46 Series ideal for this application.

Special and Custom Solutions

The experienced engineering team at Fluke Process Instruments has produced numerous thermal barriers for applications, ranging from temperatures of -40°C to 1350°C (-40°F to 2462°F). They can design a complete solution for your specific requirements. Contact us to request information about a custom Datapaq thermal profiling solution.

Radio telemetry link

Radio telemetry accessory

The Datapaq TP6 radio telemetry system utilizes high temperature radio-frequency technology to allow data transmission from the data logger in real time. As the system travels through the process, product and process temperature data can be viewed, analyzed and reported instantaneously. This technology can be applied to monitoring key thermal processes in most industrial heating applications.

Thermocouple, mineral-insulated, Type K, 1.6 mm/0.06 in diameter, Nicrobell™ Sheath

Operating range 0 to 1250°C (32 to 2280°F). Fitted with miniature high-temperature plug for direct connection to data logger.

  • PA0710  1 m/3.3 ft
  • PA0711  2 m/6.6 ft
  • PA0715  5 m/16.4 ft
  • PA0717  10 m/32.8 ft
Thermocouple, mineral-insulated, Type K, 1.0 mm/0.04 in. diameter, Inconel™ Sheath

Operating range 0 to 1000°C (32 to 1.832°F). Terminated with miniature high-temperature plastic plug.

  • PA0923  0.5 m/1.6 ft
  • PA0920  1 m/3.3 ft
  • PA0921  2 m/6.6 ft
  • PA0922  3 m/9.8 ft
Thermocouple for Furnace Surveying Applications: Mineral-insulated, Type N, 2.0 mm/0.08 in. diameter

Maximum operating temperature 1250°C (2280°F). Terminated in miniature high temperature plug. Calibrated to comply with AMS 2750 Table 1.

  • PA1580  1 m/3.3 ft
  • PA1581  2 m/6.6 ft
  • PA1582  3 m/9.8 ft
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