Normalization Heat Treatment is performed at a temperature just above Ac3 (Ac1 for hypereutectoid steels C% > 0.83) and is followed by a cooling process in calm air. The main objective of this Heat Treatment is to homogenize the structure of the material and to refine the grain enlarged by previous hot processing operations.
This Heat Treatment can be carried out on rolled, forged or cast products for various sectors, including Oil & Gas, Mechanics, Naval, Nuclear, Aerospace and Power Generation. On the contrary, it is not recommended for tool steels and self-hardening steels.
GF-ELTI performs Normalization Heat Treatments with plants certified according to the most restrictive European and/or international standards such as API 6A, ASTM A991, AMS 2750, NORSOK M-650, NADCAP and ABS.