Furmanite’s state of the art technology

  • PLC and SCADA software replace outdated UDC controllers an strip chart recorders
  • A single laptop can be wireless and remote and control five, six-zone consoles
  • Interchangeable laptops encrypt and store time/ temp data cannot be interfered with
  • Heat cycle data is backed up/catalogued at the end of each shift
  • Multiple charts and cycles can be run at different time eliminating the need for welds to be ready simultaneously
  • Flexible outputs for time/temp data can provide a single TC or up to 30 TCs per chart
  • Customer information/references are made available prior to start-up (line and weld numbers, piping isometrics, work order numbers, etc.)
  • Built-in alarm functions identify heat cycle deviation, heater burnout and over temperature
  • Data is encrypted and stored for accurate auditing, can be interrogated in detail (time segments/thermocouples, etc) and presented in protected pdf format’

Continuous Improvement

  • Furmanite continues to make design and technology improvements to benefit our customers
  • Our latest design takes advantage of the reduction of internal components created by the technology advances and reduces the overall footprint of a single console to 625mm x 600mm x 875mm
  • The smaller footprint allows us to use consoles in constricted areas that were otherwise unachievable with traditional equipment and further reduces the overall required equipment area in large projects or turnarounds where real estate is at a premium
  • All new 6-Zone consoles being manufactured by Furmanite incorporate this new design

Furmanite documentation and security

Furmanite uses advanced SCADA software that contains fail-safes built-in to eliminate any possibility of documentation falsification.

The Furmanite heat treatment equipment has a fully encrypted file to store all time temperature data and weld information that is input prior to the heat cycle being started.

Each encrypted report has three unique fields that cannot be altered:

• Registration number – this number is automatically generated by the software and cannot be altered when the reports are printed off.

This registration number is coded to the time temperature file before any data is input and stored on the hard drive.

• Date of heat treatment – this date and time stamp is also generated by the system. It marks the time when the technician starts the heat cycle and when the system finishes the heat cycle.

• Chart – the heat treatment chart itself will not allow a technician or user to add or delete thermocouples once the cycle is started or after completion.

The SCADA software allows the operator to programme the heat cycles into each unit with the allowed deviation variables of the heat cycle and the number of heaters that are located on each zone.

Equipment Types

  • PLC and Laptop Low-Voltage Electrical Resistance
  • Mobile Self-Contained Rigs
  • High-Voltage Electrical Resistance
  • High Velocity Combustion


  • 10 Million Watts of Heat Treating Equipment
  • 175 6-PAC Consoles
  • 11 Fully Automatic Mobile Rigs
  • 20 Combustion Heating Systems
  • ~100 Trained Craftsmen

The Latest Portable Heat Treatment 6-Pac ( 6-Zone Power & Control) Console

50 KVA Power Transformer

  • 220 °C insulation class
  • Over-temp. Protection
  • Induction cooling fan

Inlet air filter

  • Six Temperature Control Zones
  • Digital microprocessor
  • Multi ramp/soak programming
  • Zone over-temperature control

Convenient, Reliable Data

  • 12-channel recorder
  • 6-way linking com ports
  • 12 Type-K TC input jacks
  • Digital zone ammeter

Compact, Rugged Body

  • Stainless steel structural frame
  • Stainless steel bolted panels
  • Only 2-ft square by 4-ft high
  • Four caster wheels which can be removed
  • Can stack vertically to save space

Easily Maintainable

  • Removable front cover
  • Hinged rear panel
  • Heavy duty wiring

Combustion Equipment

High Velocity Combustion Gas Trains

  • Output variable from 100,000 to 10,000,000 BTU’s per hour

Burner Sizes in Inventory

  • 10 Million BTU
  • 5 Million BTU
  • 3 Million BTU
  • 1 Million BTU
  • ½ Million BTU


Furmanite Heat Treatment technology – a revolutionary approach to PWHT

Furmanite’s new, state-of-the-art technology revolutionizes pre and post-weld heat treatment procedures, and means reduced manpower requirements, reliable record keeping and more accurate temperature controls. Traditional controllers and strip chart recorder equipment has been replaced with new Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) software. A single laptop can control multiple consoles, either wired or via a wireless transmitter and stores time and temperature in encrypted form – this data cannot be interfered with. What’s more, this technology free’s up unproductive personnel, removing the need to stand and watch over temperature charts at each heat treatment machine. Additionally, Furmanite’s pre and post weld heat treatment technology precludes the need to wait for all welds to be ready at once to start a cycle, as multiple charts and cycles can be run at various times from a single console.

Real benefit during shutdown

In a shutdown for example, once the PWHT equipment has been set up, the area can be de-manned to avoid congestion issues and allow other work to be carried out in the area. Moreover, the reduced footprint of the consoles (just 60 cms x 65 cms) enables pre and post weld heat treatment work to be carried out in space restricted areas that would not previously have been possible.


Furthermore, as the only PWHT provider with in-house engineering, Furmanite can offer additional support services, such as structural integrity analysis and heat transfer analysis (including pipe flow heating thermal power requirements, temperature gradient determination, thermal finite element analysis (FEA), and vessel or pipe thawing and vessel heating thermal power requirements), as well as custom equipment design to meet specific needs.

Furmanite Heat Treatment Technology benefits

  • Time & Temperature data can be expressed with up to 20 TC’s per chart or separated out and displayed as a single TC per chart, which provides for better oversight and QC on small bore piping or single circuit scopes, such as furnace tubes for example
  • Technology eliminates the need to wait for all welds to be ready at once to start a cycle; multiple charts and cycles can be run at multiple times from a single console
  • All Customer Information is entered prior to heat cycle startup and is delivered in printed, legible form
    • Line numbers
    • Weld numbers
    • Piping Isometrics may also be added to the documentation
    • Work order numbers, etc.

 Documentation and Reporting

  • Time & Temperature Charts are not limited to the bottom of a single standard report; their ability to be printed in various formats gives you the true QC and oversight you require
    • Heat Cycle charts can be formatted in quarter page or full-page reports
    • Charts can be broken down to minute details, small intervals, or single thermocouples
  • When required, the software allows for a detailed diagram of the setup, describing heater and thermocouple placement for your records
  • Diagrams such as this one can be entered into a standard report, as can a detailed note section
  •  All jobs require and Pre-start verification form filled in by the Technician and approved by the client prior to starting any PWHT.
    •  This provides full traceability through out the whole Heat Treatment process.


Furmanite - Innovative since 1920

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Furmanite moves Overseas First overseas agents appointed to market the leak Sealing kits including in the United Kingdom and Euro…

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