Induction Brazing Turbine Blades

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Tags: Turbine Blades

Process The UIHM ABS Mark 2 with a vacuum level of <5×10-4 torr was used for the testing. A specially designed induction coil was used to provide optimal heating (approximately 80% energy efficiency) to the braze joint area. The temperature of the joint area was measured with an optical pyrometer. RF power from the 120kW power supply was applied to the plate for two minutes. As the plate temperature reached 2000°F, the
power was automatically reduced by the pyrometer to maintain the temperature for a five-minute period. A one-minute cooldown Argon quench was used for an overall cycle time of eight minutes.
Results The metering plates were successfully brazed to the turbine blades with nickel within five minutes at 2000°F. The nickel braze flowed well and the joints were clean. Since only the braze joint area was heated, an additional braze stop-off step was not necessary

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