Course Outline


  • Basic metallurgy
  • Heat treatment definitions
  • Welding processes
  • Welding effects on materials – why is heat treatment necessary?
  • Heat treatment cycles, heating and cooling rates, soaking  temperatures, soaking times
  • Code and material specification requirements for welding;
  • Pre-heat, post-weld heat treatment, normalising, annealing, hydrogen removal
  • Methods of heat  treatment
  • Equipment.


  • Determining pre- and post-weld heat treatment requirements to codes and standards
  • Determining heating and insulation band widths
  • Determining heating configurations on nozzles
  • Setting up equipment for weld heat treatments – thermocouples, heaters, insulation
  • Operating heat treatment equipment