STRESS RELIEF TECHNICIAN

Jul 11, 2016

Also called Field Heat Treatment Technician

Stress relief technicians apply controlled heating and cooling to joints in metal vessels to offset the high temperature effects of welding. The process, also called Post Weld Heat Treatment (PWHT), involves heating welded pieces, keeping them at high temperatures for a period of time and controlling their rate of cooling.

Stress relief technicians in the construction industry work on high-pressure welded piping systems and vessels used in chemical processing and power generation plants and refineries.

CAREER INFORMATION

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