Heat treatment | Onsite Services

At Brand we can support all onsite heat treatment requirements for your industrial power, petrochemical and heavy engineering facilities. Utilising the very latest, proprietary electric and gas systems, we offer complete heat treatment services, structural analysis and also the latest electronic reporting software. This service is specifically designed to simplify your quality assurance programme following planned or unplanned maintenance or turnaround projects; both safely and cost effectively.

Onsite heat treatment services and solutions:

  • Preheat
  • Post Heat or Hydrogen bake-out
  • Post Weld Heat Treatment (PWHT)
  • Hydrogen out-gassing
  • Normalising
  • Solution heat treatment
  • Gas and oil fired combustion

 Life extension & asset integrity of structures on site:

  • Process pipework
  • Pressure vessels
  • Offshore platforms
  • Load bearing structures
  • Simple structural fabrications

Why is onsite industrial heat treatment so important?

The welding process introduces two specific side effects that have a significant impact on the way in which a welded structure performs in service;

  1. It introduces a residual stress system
  2. It affects the metallurgical structures

Both of these arise from the thermal dynamics of the welding process and under certain circumstances, if the structure is left in the as welded state, the process will have generated a condition which will render the structure unfit for purpose.

Therefore to ensure the success of the welding process and the integrity of the final product, additional heat is applied in a controlled manner which provides a fundamental part of the quality assurance process chain.


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