Heat Treatment Conference

2014 Heat Treatment Conference

The thermal effects from welding and heat treatment influence the microstructure and mechanical properties of welds. Various materials, such as carbon steels and other alloy grades, are affected by heat treatment which changes the weld metallurgy and influences the final welded product. Better understanding of the impact of welding and heat treatment practices can allow for the weld quality and reliability to be optimized for the application.

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Welcome Address
– by Chairman: Gary G. Lewis, Superheat FGH

Heat Treatment – The Dark Ages
– by John Hainsworth, WR Metallurgical

An Update of the AWS D10.10 Code
– by Daniel J. Ciarlariello, Analytic Stress Relieving, Inc.

Chemistry Control and Heat Treatment of Cr-Mo Plate Steels
– by Jerry Shick, Specification Metallurgy, ArcelorMittal

Induction Heating Provides Improved Productivity, Ease of Use and Lower Costs Compared to Conventional Heating on Welding Projects
– by James Byrne, Miller Electric Mfg. Co.

Post Weld Heat Treatment of Narrow Gap Electroslag Welding for Bridge Components
– by Aaron Prchlik, Alta Vista Solutions & Nina Choy, California Department of Transportation

Preheat – Misunderstood, Often Overlooked and Sometimes Misapplied
– by William F. Newell, Euroweld Ltd.

Prevent 50% Weld Distortion and Cracking by Using Sub-harmonic Vibrations During Welding
– by Thomas H. Hebel, Bonal Technologies, Inc.

The Postweld Heat Treatment of Dissimilar Metal Welds
– by William F. Newell, Euroweld Ltd.

Heat Treatment – The Bright Future
– by John Hainsworth, WR Metallurgical

Field Heat Treatment’s Contribution to a Successful Project
– by Gary G. Lewis, Superheat FGH

Proposed New ASME B31P Standard on Preheat and PWHT
– by Richard D. Campbell, Bechtel Construction Operations, Inc.

Thermal Modeling for Robust Post-Weld Heat Treatment of Field Fabricated Pipe Connections
– by Daniel Purdy, Electric Power Research Institute

Post Weld Heat Treatment of Thick Ferrous Castings
– by Elaine Thomas, Bradken Tacoma

The Alternative to PWHT: Temper Bead Welding
– by Walter J. Sperko, Sperko Engineering Services, Inc.

Internal ‘High Velocity Tempered Air’ Combustion Method for PWHT
– by Alan Wilson, Analytic Stress Relieving, Inc.

Non-Thermal Stress Relief
– by Taylor Hanes, Applied Ultrasonics

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