Superheat Heat Treatment

IH Safety Memo

At Superheat, we go above & beyond to ensure the health & safety of our employees. We’re always taking extra precautions to guarantee the highest quality and safety standards are met when providing our advanced Superheat SmartWay™ solution.

A recent example of this occurred at the Superheat’s New Lenox, IL location where an Air Monitoring Test was performed. The Superheat Safety Department sourced a certified third-party consultant to identify airborne concentrations of Hexavalent Chromium (Cr+9) content during normal heat-treating operations (PWHT). Our primary objective of the survey was to provide qualified analytical data on potential hazardous fumes to Superheat employees and any other workers in the immediate area.

Utilizing a controlled enclosure built in the Superheat Midwest Regional shop, a 9-chrome workpiece was heated at 400°F per hour increments and held as per ASME code requirements for a 1-hour soak period at 1400°F. After monitoring a 7-hour cycle time, the results for hexavalent chromium were calculated from the laboratory analytical data, and the results were well Below the Limit of Quantification (BLQ) based on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations. This provides conclusive evidence that our employees and those in the immediate area are not exposed to harmful hexavalent chromium fumes during normal heat-treating operations.

At Superheat, the safety of both our clients and workforce is paramount. Choose Superheat for A Smarter Way To Do Heat Treatment™.

Superheat began in 2000 and was founded on the principle that innovation and technology advancements can produce a safer, more cost-effective, quality-driven way to provide high-quality on-site heat treatment services. We remain the world’s premier preheat and post weld heat treatment service provider and continue to build a long-term sustainable growth company providing services to the industrial energy and oil markets. For any media-related questions or inquiries, please email or call 1.888.508.3226.