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Provide PWHT Heat Treatment Service.

Post Weld | Heat Treatment

PWHT is a controlled process in which a material that has been welded is reheated to a temperature below its lower critical transformation temperature, and then it is held at that temperature for a specified amount of time. It is often referred to as being any heat treatment performed after welding; however, within the oil, gas, and petrochemical industries, it has a specific meaning. Industry codes, such as the ASME Pressure Vessel and Piping Codes, often require mandatory performance of PWHT on certain materials to ensure a safe design with optimal mechanical and metallurgical properties.

The need for PWHT is mostly due to the residual stresses and micro-structural changes that occur after welding has been completed. During the welding process, a high temperature gradient is experienced between the weld metal and the parent material. As the weld cools, residual stress is formed. For thicker materials, these stresses can reach an unacceptable level and exceed design stresses. Therefore, the part is heated to a specified temperature for a given amount of time to reduce these stresses to an acceptable level. In addition to residual stresses, microstructural changes occur due to the high temperatures induced by the welding process.

The use of PWHT can help reduce any increased hardness levels and improve toughness and ductility to levels acceptable for design.

Provision Service for Spherical Tank PWHT

What we Offer

PT. BIRAWA offer a full range of on site heat treatment services, to the power industry, oil and gas, fabrication and casting industries.

Working safely and closely to meet the clients specific procedures and requirements, to enable a quality service at a competitive cost.

  • Preheating
  • Stress Relieving (PWHT)
  • Dry Out
  • PWHT on Spherical Tank
  • Tempering
  • Solution Annealing
  • PWHT on Tower | Storage Tank
  • Internal-External Gas Firing (Furnace or Firing)
  • PWHT on Pipeline

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