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Details Matter With Temperature Uniformity Surveys

Mar 26, 2019 10:13:00 AM / by Jason Schulze

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As a specialist in process controls, my company offers comprehensive temperature uniformity surveys. Through years of training operators and helping companies work on temperature uniformity survey procedures, I have found one of the sticking points in meeting compliance standards involves thermocouples.

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Compliance Verification Requires Excellent Documentation

Mar 11, 2019 8:35:00 AM / by Jason Schulze

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Compliance verification is a foundation for a number of industry specifications, such as Nadcap and AMS2750E. Many people focus on following the right procedures and overlook the need to clearly account for all requirements in their internal procedures. When meeting industry standards, it’s imperative to not only capture all of the requirements but state them clearly and unambiguously within your procedures.

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Obtaining Nadcap Certification Is Worth the Effort | Conrad Kacsik

Feb 7, 2019 2:57:25 PM / by Jason Schulze posted in Nadcap

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If you work in thermal processing in any way, it’s likely that you’ve heard of the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program (Nadcap). After more than 20 years in aerospace as a metallurgical engineer, much of which in consulting, I’ve heard a lot of opinions about the Nadcap certification process. It’s a rigorous process, so it’s not surprising that it can cause frustration, but I strongly believe meeting Nadcap requirements are the gold standard in process control for many good reasons.

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Understanding AMS2750E is the Key to Passing Nadcap Audits | Conrad Kacsik

Nov 27, 2018 4:28:01 PM / by Jason Schulze

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Any business handling heat treating for aerospace customers is likely to face Nadcap audits. Manufacturers like Boeing and Airbus require Nadcap accreditation, so the vast supply chain of subcontractors handling aerospace products must meet and maintain Nadcap requirements.

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Gaining Nadcap Approval | Conrad Kacsik

Oct 31, 2018 9:25:00 AM / by Jason Schulze

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The quality and safety of heat treatment products are imperative. Because of this, the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program (Nadcap) has clear and stringent guidelines for accreditation, which can often be challenging to attain. In this blog, I outline the step-by-step process for suppliers to gain Nadcap approval.

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How to Perform Temperature Uniformity Surveys | Conrad Kacsik

Sep 25, 2018 9:17:44 AM / by Jason Schulze

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Ensuring that a furnace can perform repeatable and accurate cycles is a cornerstone of AMS2750E pyrometry specifications as well as Nadcap and CQI-9 standards. The best way to measure and test any furnace is through a temperature uniformity survey (TUS).

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Understanding Key AMS2750E Definitions | Conrad Kacsik

Sep 11, 2018 2:42:43 PM / by Jason Schulze

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When it comes to pyrometry and thermal processing, details are critical. Adhering to the exacting standards of AMS2750E demands that each step of heat treating meets specific requirements for sensors, instrumentation, equipment, tests and other details.

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How to Find the Right Vacuum Furnace Control System

Aug 6, 2018 2:20:40 PM / by Conrad Kacsik

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A vacuum furnace control system is a major capital investment that affects every aspect of your thermal processing capabilities, so choosing the right system can feel like a daunting task. It doesn’t have to. Simply follow these guidelines to ensure you get a vacuum furnace control system that meets your needs and delivers exacting and reliable performance.

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SCADA Control Panel Investment

May 18, 2018 10:02:14 AM / by Conrad Kacsik

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Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) is a system of hardware and software that allows manufacturers to precisely control and monitor a variety of industrial processes. Implementing SCADA can seem daunting, but these SCADA control panel systems offer a lot of compelling advantages.

Here are a few reasons to stop thinking about SCADA and move forward with implementation.

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Meeting Nadcap Requirements | Conrad Kacsik

May 11, 2018 10:56:16 AM / by Conrad Kacsik

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The National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program (Nadcap) has clear and stringent guidelines for accreditation. One area that often causes problems is the incorrect handling, formatting and storage of data. The good news is that Nadcap offers a clear list of requirements, and by installing the right equipment and following some basic steps, meeting these data demands is simple.

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