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Aerospace Heat Treatments

The aerospace industry is facing a challenge to decarbonise its operations and achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. According to various sources, the industry is pursuing a range of strategies to reduce its environmental impact, such as:

  • Improving fuel efficiency of aircraft and operations
  • Increasing the use of sustainable aviation fuels (SAFs) made from biomass or renewable electricity
  • Developing and adopting new low and zero-carbon technologies, such as electric and hydrogen-powered aircraft
  • Investing in carbon offsetting and removal schemes

GR2L and Aerospace

Within the aerospace industry many components are manufactured from titanium, aluminium and exotic alloys for a combination of strength, lightweight and heat resistance. Such materials are also highly reactive to oxygen and nitrogen i.e., air, during the manufacturing process and therefore need to be processed in an inert atmosphere of argon.

Depending on the type of heat treatment, either a NitroØ or ArgonØ system can be used to effectively recycle the argon purge gas used during. For extremely contaminated argon purge streams a combined ArgonØ /NitroØ can be deployed.

In addition to reducing the processing cost associated with argon purge, the GR2L recycle solutions also dramatically reduce the CO2 footprint associated with the extraction of argon from atmospheric air, assisting the aerospace industry in implementing its net carbon zero strategy.

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