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PWHT Heating and cooling rate

PWHT Heating and cooling rate

PWHT Heating and cooling rate

I face a problem Now PQR done heating rate not exceed 50C and Colling the same and after that they mentioned in WPS 200C for both according to ASME IX not essential variable how I can prove to follow up the supported PQR

RE: PWHT Heating and cooling rate

The heating and cooling rates for PWHT are nonessential welding variables. You can edit the WPS to reflect what the cooling rates should be. For example,the heating and cooling rates shall not exeed 200 deg c/hr.

RE: PWHT Heating and cooling rate

Some construction Codes have limits on heating and cooling rates. You can and should also specify those requirements in your WPS.

RE: PWHT Heating and cooling rate

Significant thermal stresses or overheats can occur in some specific cases, related to heating rates.

For a thick walled ( > 100 mm thk) vessel a > 100C/hr heatup rate may develop thermal stresses in excess of yield , and this would not be habit-forming.

For butt welds that are being heat by heating coils spaced more than 150 mm from the weld and for which thermocouples were not placed directly under the heating coils then a fast heat up rate can overtemper the pipe section directly under the heating coils. See PP presentations by Superheat corp.

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RE: PWHT Heating and cooling rate

Heating and cooling rates are more about retaining structural integrity (i.e., distortion) than about stress relief or metallurgy.
When the component includes different thicknesses, use multiple thermocouples.
For some structures it is wise not to use the maximum permitted rates.

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