Decarburization occurs when steel is heat-treated around the austenite eutectoid temperature (ranging from 1292 to 1492 degrees Fahrenheit). This phenomenon, while sometimes intentional, often leads to reduced strength, diminished fatigue resistance, impaired wear resistance, and an increase in crack growth rates.
At On•Time labs, our team of dedicated and experienced professionals is ready to provide you with accurate and informative decarburization testing services and results as per the ASTM E1077 standard to help you understand the properties of your steel materials more comprehensively.
The skilled team at On•Time Labs can characterize three main types of decarburization. Type 1 Decarburization occurs when a measurable layer of carbon-free ferrite develops at the surface—this is known as complete decarburization, or 100 percent carbon loss. When over fifty percent of carbon is lost on the surface, and there is no measurable depth of complete decarburization, this is known as Type 2 Decarburization.
Type 3 Decarburization occurs when less than fifty percent of the carbon is lost on the surface, and there is no measurable depth of complete decarburization. Both Type 2 and Type 3 decarburization are referred to as partial decarburization.
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