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Welding of Low Alloy Steels – Practical Aspects


Organizer: In Collabration with Nickel Institute
Venue: Online - Zoom
Speaker: Dr. Krishnan Sivaraman, IWE
Date: 09 Jun 2023
Time: 06:30pm - 08:30pm
Registration Close Date: 02 Jun 2023


Free for all SWS members.  $50 for non-members.


Low alloy steels contain a few per cent (typically between 1 and 7%) of elements such as Cr, Ni, Mo and V. This category includes chromium steels (containing up to 5% Cr and 1% Mo) and nickel steels (containing up to 5% Ni). With increasing carbon or alloy content, low alloy steels generally become more difficult to weld as the heat-affected zone hardness increases. There are many practical aspects to be considered while fabricating equipment involving these materials, especially for the fertilizer, refinery, and petrochemical industries.

This webinar would focus more on the following practical aspects in welding one of the most widely used low alloy steel categories i.e., Cr-Mo steels.

  1. Material Procurement
  2. Welding Processes
  3. Welding consumable selection
  4. Welding Procedures
  5. Post weld Heat Treatment
  6. Execution control
  7. Repair welding
  8. Dissimilar welding



Dr Krishnan Sivaraman is a Graduate in Mechanical Engineering, a Postgraduate in Metallurgy and a PhD in welding from one of India’s most prestigious institutes, IIT-Bombay

Dr Krishnan has got close to 2 decades of experience in Welding, Metallurgy and Quality with Larsen & Toubro’s Heavy Engineering Division, one of the world leaders in the manufacturing of Pressure Vessels and Heat Exchangers.

He is also an International Welding Engineer (IWE) and is presently working with FCRIT Mumbai as an Associate Professor in the Mechanical Eng dept.

He supports many companies as a welding expert in India and is presently the Vice Chairman of the Indian Institute of Welding, Mumbai branch.

He has won many awards at the National level for his contributions to the welding field and has also presented many papers in Journals, conferences and seminars both at the National and International levels.


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