Alloy quenched and tempered steel plate—often shortened to Q&T steel plate—is created when steel needs additional hardness and strength to resist severe impact and abrasion.
The quenched & tempered steel is used in various markets such as automotive, construction, mining, industrial equipment & machinery, storage tanks, etc.
How does quenched and tempered steel plates manufacture?
When steel passes through a two-part heat treatment process, it becomes quenched and tempered steel plate. Quenching means heating the steel material to a high temperature between 1500- and 1700-degree Fahrenheit, then rapidly cooled. Tempering means reheating the same material between 300- and 700-degree Fahrenheit, then air-cooled.