Integrated Services

Heat Treatment

Correct heat treatment is a vital stage if optimum quality and performance in service is to be achieved - and its consideration must begin at the design stage. Different heat treatment methods are used for Low Alloy Steels, Stainless Steel and Nickel Alloys. Howco's extensive experience of the various material grades and their relative properties, allows us to identify and utilize the most appropriate heat treatments to produce the required metallurgical attributes.

Heat Treatment Options

  • Up to 30 tonnes capacity furnaces
  • Annealing
  • Normalising
  • Harden
  • Quench & Temper
  • Age & Precipitation Hardening
  • Solution Annealing
  • Stress Relieving
  • Quench Medium - Air, Water, Polymer, Oil


Howco also offers up to 600 ton press-type straightening for tubes and bars up to 12" / 304.8 mm diameter. These can achieve a commercial tolerance of 1:500 or better.