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New SANOVA Technologies

Base SANOVA Technologies

• Integrated SANOVA

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Processing of Refractory Metals

• Ti
• Nb
• Ta
• Zr
• Other Refractory Metals

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            Processing of Steels

            • Steel AISI 8620
            • Steel Pyrowear-675
            • Steel Pyrowear-53
            • Creation of SS

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Process Equipment

• Laboratory Experimental        Equipment
• Production Equipment Prototype
• Additional Auxiliary Equipment

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Advanced metallurgy research center SANOVA, LLC has developed and patented (United States Patent No. 5,798,002, Canadian Patent No. 2,283,213) new highly advanced technologies LINTERPROCESS™ (Liquid Internal Thermo-Chemical Processing) and LINHEAT™ (Liquid Internal Heat Treatment) for effective thermo-chemical processing and heat treatment of metals and alloys. These simple, inexpensive, safe and highly effective treatment technologies dramatically boost metal performance characteristics, such as hardness, stiffness, friction coefficient, resistance to erosion, corrosion, wear, fretting and other, which significantly enhance reliability and longevity of metal components and broadens application base for many metals.

New SANOVA technologies overcome most shortcomings of the existing traditional metal treatment technologies. Current furnace-based thermo-chemical technologies are unable to consistently yield uniform high-quality surface layers, partly due to temperature range limitations and cumbersome batch treatment techniques. In addition, these traditional processes are inefficient and expensive due to high furnace and facilities costs, long processing times, extensive energy consumption, expensive labor and materials, frequent maintenance and repair. Many of them also require special plating and subsequent stripping of the treated components. Separate additional heat treatment is often required to obtain desired metal properties, adding process complexity and cost. Furthermore, traditional heat treatment technologies have health and environmental concerns associated with them, as large quantities of harmful heat, vapors and gases may get discharged into the environment during processing.

By contrast, SANOVA’s highly effective patented technologies are simple, inexpensive and safe.

Why Choose SANOVA

We create superior-performing diffusion surface layers with greater case depth in a fraction of processing time and cost! We can combine effective thermo-chemical processing with high-quality heat treatment to generate best properties of diffusion case and core of any component manufactured from any metal or alloy.

Ahead of the Pack in Innovation

In comparison with the existing heat treatment technologies, SANOVA’s LINTERPROCESS™, LINHEAT™ and their custom derivative technologies are unique and bring many important advantages and benefits:

  • They are considerably faster and more effective due to unique ability to apply various precise internal heating methods (inductive, conductive, contact, etc) and rapidly achieve any required treatment temperature and precisely controlled active (AM) and protective (PM) media.
  • They can rapidly achieve almost any desired chemical composition, microstructure and properties of the metal case and core for best performance of any metal component.
  • They apply precise heating which greatly reduces energy consumption.
  • Active Media (AM) and Protective Media (PM) used in our processes are inexpensive and environmentally-friendly.
  • They are significantly more efficient and less costly.
  • They are not harmful to the environment.
  • They are capable of producing far more consistent surface and core performance characteristics.
  • They are flexible and can effectively treat a component of any form, shape, and dimension.
  • Treatment parameters and specs can be fully customized for a particular application.
  • Process equipment is inexpensive, reliable, space-efficient and ready for immediate use without any extensive preheating, post-cooling or other special conditioning.
  • They significantly reduce labor, space, materials, maintenance and other costs associated with heat treatment.
  • They are easily commercialized and can be included in a continuous-flow manufacturing process.