box annealing

box annealing

[′bäks ə′nēl·iŋ]
(metallurgy)
Slow heating of metal sheets in a closed metal box to prevent oxidation, followed by cooling; usually limited to iron-base alloys.
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12 anneal and pickle line and electric box annealing facilities.
2 pickle line, as well as install a number of hydrogen box annealing furnaces.
The company is also considering adding a new pickle line and new box annealing facilities at a cost of approximately $35 million.