Take Control of Weld Preheating With an ArcReach® Heating System
Weld preheating methods like flame and resistance send projects out of control:
- They’re expensive
- They’re time-consuming
- They increase safety risks
ArcReach® Heating Systems put you back in control. This induction heating equipment uses alternating electromagnetic currents to generate heat in workpieces, so welders can do their own preheating quickly and safely.
Flame and Resistance Heating Have Multiple Challenges
Flame heating means paying $50/hour for fuel and hiring fire-watch personnel*. Resistance heating can cost up to $2,000 per joint.
Logistics — Subcontracted heating rarely coordinates with welding, causing delays and missed timelines.
Resistance heating has long setup and teardown times.
Both flame and resistance heating produce uneven temperatures, which can reduce weld quality.
Both flame and resistance heating increase the risk of burn injuries. Flame heating has fire and explosion risks.
*As specified in ANSI Z49.1, Supervisors shall assure that fire watchers are assigned and hot-work authorization procedures are followed where required.