Total Heat Treatment Services
ARI have teamed up with Total Heat Treatment Services to provide the high level heat treatment services that our clients require. You can find more information about Total Heat Treatment Services at their website: https://www.thtservices.com/
Total Heat Treatment Services is a wholly owned and operated Australian company. Established in 2011 in Adelaide, South Australia and Melbourne, Victoria by its owners Rick Taylor and Lester Mora. Total Heat Treatment Services was established for the purpose of providing Heat Treatment to the Oil and Gas, Mining, Power Generation, Engineering, Construction and Defence industries. We pride ourselves on offering exceptional technical services and customer satisfaction in the field of Heat Treatment. Total Heat Treatment (THT) Services’ staff are well trained, efficient and knowledgeable in all of the heat treatment services we provide. Our technicians receive ongoing support and training to ensure we provide our clients with a quality workforce. THT Services is committed to providing its clients with a competitively priced and professional service, without compromising on quality and safety.
Total Heat treatment Services has extensive experience in Heat Treatment, assisting many organisations during the fabrication, repair and maintenance on pressure equipment, pipework and structural items. Our service spans Australia wide. We have operated in all states and territories across Australia specialising in on-site heat treatment services. THT Services has the capabilities to take on major outages and projects requiring multiple sets of equipment and technicians through to smaller jobs. We can mobilise our technicians and equipment to remote areas around the clock, Twenty-Four Seven.
Total Heat Treatment Services include:
• On-Site Pre-Heating
• On-Site Post Weld Heat Treatment (PWHT)
• Refractory Dry-Outs / Curing
• Furnaces / Mobile Panelled Furnaces
• End Bell Removal and Installation
THT SERVICES is committed to providing a quality service to its customers by providing its clients with:
• Expertise in Heat Treatment
• All Safety and Quality Documentation
• Well maintained and reliable equipment
• High quality consumables
• Well trained and reliable technicians
• Equipment Sales
• Repairs and maintenance
• Heat Treatment Procedures
• Heat Treatment Reports and Request Forms
• Site visits and Heat Treatment Consultation
• Quotes accompanied with spreadsheet outlining costs
Pre-Heating is a very effective means of preventing weld metal or base metal cracking. It is the application of heat to the base metal prior to welding or cutting operation. It does not change the properties of the steel, but it is advisable under certain conditions to drive off moisture and helps to ensure even expansion to eliminate undesirable stresses. Pre-Heating during welding delays the cooling effect thus preventing the formulation of an under bead crack.
Post Weld Heat Treatment (PWHT) assists further in the removing of Hydrogen from the weld zone. It softens both the weld metal and Heat Affected Zone (HAZ), as well as to reduce internal stresses caused by welding, quench hardening, or by cold working. Stress Relieving can alleviate distortion problems in metal, can improve the properties of the joint, reduce the risk of brittle fracture, and improves the resistance to stress corrosion. Post Weld Heat Treatment is an important and cost effective process because it has an advantageous effect on the elasticity, ductility and strength of the metal.
THT Services’ facilities include fully equipped furnaces capable of heating items up to 6.8 metres. Our laydown yard is large, allowing trucks to be unloaded and loaded safely and efficiently. The workshop also has various sizes of electric furnaces suitable for smaller items. For items unable to be transported to our workshop due to their size and/or other constraints we can design and build temporary furnaces for our clients on-site. THT Services’ technicians are experienced in building panelled furnaces as it’s a very common procedure requested by our clients.
All of our equipment is available for purchase and/or hire at competitive prices. THT Services can supply customers with new or used equipment depending on your requirements and budget. THT Services’ storerooms are stocked with consumables enabling products to be delivered promptly on request. THT Services is the sole agent in Australia for Thermal Hire Pty Ltd in the UK, one of the largest suppliers of heat treatment equipment worldwide.
THT Services provides repair and maintenance services for our clients. Heat Treatment equipment must be well cared for, cleaned, checked, and tagged to ensure it’s in safe working order. We have trained Tester and Taggers, Gas Fitters and Heat Treatment Technicians on staff to maintain, repair and/or replace damaged items. THT Services also offers a calibrating testing service, with all testing equipment traceable to NATA.
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