Thermal Processing Laboratory – Faculty of Engineering

Thermal Processing Laboratory (TPL)

  • R&D

    We offer R&D facilities, expertise, and technology for the thermal processing industry

  • Commitment

    We are dedicated to developing and investigating the best solutions for Canadian industry

  • Support

    We assist our industry partners to solve immediate problems and help develop long-term R&D strategies

Our facilities

A multi-purpose furnace suitable for a wide range of heat treating operations, featuring: temperature rating= 400-1750 °F (200-955 °C), direct and indirect firing systems, with and without protective atmospheres, large working area 72 (w) x72 (l) x 36(h) inches, with and without air recirculation and temperature uniformity ±10 °C.

Consists of a 350-gallon main tank, recirculation pump, quenchant temperature control, spray quench using multiple jets with different nozzle sizes and a wide range of jet velocity, both spray and immersion quench capabilities.

A compact plasma heat treating unit equipped with necessary power supply and controls to conduct investigations on a variety of surface treating processes such as sputter cleaning, ion-nitriding, ion-nitro carburizing, vacuum stress relieving, and black oxide treatment.

Our research areas

  • Thermal processing of materials
  • Experimental and computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer
  • Optimization of energy efficiencies in industrial processes and systems