Quenchant Polymer


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Product Description

Tenaxol Quench Ultra 1500 is a nonflammable polymeric quenchant. It is an aqueous solution of a water soluble organic polymer that incorporates a corrosion inhibitor, antifoam, and biocide. This combination results in a homogenous solution. Tenaxol Quench Ultra 1500 is formulated with a proprietary non-nitrite corrosion inhibitor that does not form nitrosamines. When hot metal is quenched in a diluted solution of Tenaxol Quench Ultra 1500 a film of organic polymer is deposited on the surface. The rate at which this metal is cooled is governed by the thickness of this polymer rich film. The thickness of this film is controlled by the concentration of the Tenaxol Quench Ultra 1500 in the quench bath. This film is fully water soluble at room temperature and does not result in a tacky, residual film.

Featured Benefits
  • Minimizes replacement control because of its low deterioration and/or oxidation rate. The major make-up requirement is for water loss due to evaporation.
  • Eliminates smoke, soot and residues common to oil based quenchants. Equipment maintenance and plant cleanliness are easier to achieve and maintain.
  • Completely water soluble and has a built-in bactericide to resist microbial infestation.
  • Can be frozen and then thawed without performance loss.
  • Not tacky and is easily removed by washing with water.
  • Can be operated within a wide temperature range since the polymer employed is soluble and will not precipitate like other quenching polymers.
  • Reduces drag-out of components because it is uniquely water soluble over a wide temperature range.
Typical Properties
Fluid Type Polymer quench
pH Concentrate 9 - 11
Refractometer Multiplier (IFT 40-ATAGO PAL-1) 3.35
Rust Protection, ASTM 665B A&B Pass
Specific Gravity, 68°F (20°C) 1.056 - 1.100
Viscosity (100°F) 220 - 250 cSt
Weight, 68°F (20°C) 8.8 - 9.2 lbs/gal.