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- Keywords: Pre Heat and Post Weld Heat Treatment, PWHT, SR, Welding Heating Services, Metal Heating
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Heat treatment is an operation that is both time consuming and costly. It can affect the strength and toughness of a welded joint, its corrosion resistance and the level of residual stress but is also a mandatory operation specified in many application codes and standards. In addition it is an essential variable in welding procedure qualification specifications.
Before discussing the range of heat treatments that a metal may be subjected to, there is a need to clearly define what is meant by the various terms used to describe the range of heat treatments that may be applied to a welded joint. Such terms are often used incorrectly, particularly by non-specialists; for a metallurgist they have very precise meanings.
A low temperature heat treatment carried out immediately on completion of welding by increasing the preheat by some 100°C and maintaining this temperature for 3 or 4 hours. This assists the diffusion of any hydrogen in the weld or heat affected zones out of the joint and reduces the risk of hydrogen induced cold cracking. It is used only on ferritic steels, where hydrogen cold cracking is a major concern i.e. very crack sensitive steels, very thick joints etc.