Heat Treatment Practitioner


Heat Treatment Practitioner performing local heat treatment of welded fabrications on site, or in a workshop, using resistance heating, will benefit from this course. The course is also suitable for maintenance personnel who are responsible for supervising heat treatment operations. Candidates who preferably have a Grade 10 qualification as well as experience in engineering and/or metal working is recommended.

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Email : weld.tech@saiw.co.za

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Course Outline

Covers heat treatment requirements for the fabrication of pressure vessels, steam generators and process equipment. The following fabrication codes are dealt with in this course: ASME VIII, BS2633, EN13445, EN13480 and AWS D1.1.

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.

Access Conditions

Entry Requirements

Candidates should preferably have a Grade 12 qualification and experience in engineering and/or metal working is recommended.

Course Duration : 10 days

Successful candidates will:

Understand the necessity to perform pre- and post-weld heat treatments; be able to determine heat treatment cycles in accordance with various codes and be able to set up and operate heat treatment equipment.


Corporate Member: R 30,390 (including VAT)

Non-Member: R 32,850 (including VAT)


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