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Pre/Post Weld Heat Treatment(Stress Relieving)

Post Weld Heat Treatment (PWHT), or stress relief as it is sometimes known, is a method for reducing and redistributing the residual stresses in the material that have been introduced by welding

CORE specialises in performing PWHT for the steel and metal fabrication industries including the construction of pressure vessels, pressure piping, storage tanks, buildings, bridges, offshore platforms, power plants, oil and gas refineries, and petrochemical plants.

There is often a mandatory requirement for PWHT due to compliance with welding codes and specifications on certain materials including but not limited to carbon steels, stainless/high alloy steels and work hardened steels. There may also be PWHT requirements based on the wall thickness of the parts being welded together.
PWHT reduces or redistributes the residual stress introduced by the welding process with a technique that involves heating, soaking and cooling the weldment/machined surface to controlled temperatures. This improves the properties of the weldment/machined surface. Other benefits of PWHT include:

  • Improved ductility of the material
  • Improved or reduced hardness
  • Reduced risk of brittle fracture
  • Relaxed thermal stress
  • Tempered metal
  • Removal of diffusible hydrogen (to prevent hydrogen induced cracking)
  • Improved metallurgical structure

Our team of highly skilled and trained PWHT technicians ensures that all weldments/machined surfaces brought in for treatment will meet the specified welding code requirements and be fit for purpose.

By partnering with CORE for PWHT, you will also benefit from our global services and experience. We can provide the non-destructive inspections that are normally required after PWHT is completed - including hardness testing, magnetic particle inspection and after stress radiography. Our metallurgical laboratories and experienced engineers with metallurgical backgrounds add to the wealth of knowledge and expertise needed to execute any critical PWHT while providing Total Quality Assurance.

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Our advanced services team would be happy to discuss your needs and determine the right technology for your application.
To speak to our team, please Call: +91-9811847077 or Email: info@coreengg.in