Welding Students See Heat Treating Demo


Superheat FGH, a company specializing in heat treating metals, visited the Welding Program at White Mountains Community College last week to give a demonstration of their capabilities. The company shipped three full pallets of equipment to Berlin to demonstrate their ability to preheat and post heat-treat pipe within incredibly tight tolerances.  These treatments are becoming commonplace in plants where traditional steel pipes are being replaced with stronger alloys.

The visit was arranged by Bremco, an industrial contractor from Claremont that is on the Advisory Board for the Welding Program at WMCC.  “Bremco had the original idea and arranged the visit as well,” states John Holt the Advanced Manufacturing Coordinator at WMCC.  “They have a strong bond with Superheat and have been incredibly supportive of the program here.  They hire graduates every year and thought our students would benefit by seeing these processes first hand.”

SuperHeat FGH has seen continued growth by specializing in on-site heat treatment, particularly for refineries and power plants, but this was their first demonstration in the world of education.  “We were able to demonstrate a pipe preheat and show how the entire process is monitored remotely from our control office,” added Superheat Account Manager Rachel Hall.  “The students were very engaged and asked some great questions.  We had an excellent visit and hope to work with WMCC in the future."

The Welding Program is housed in a new lab on the Berlin Campus of WMCC.  In addition to the credit-bearing program, they recently announced on their Facebook page the launch of a 10 week MIG course for just $95!  It will be held on their Littleton Campus on Wednesday nights.  Visit www.facebook.com/weldatwmcc for details. These courses and the commissioning of the lab were made possible through a $1.6 million TAACCCT Grant from the US Department of Labor.

For more information on how to enroll in the Welding Program, visit www.wmcc.edu or call the admissions office at (603) 752-1113, ext. 3000. 

This program is sponsored by (or in part by) a $19.97 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration TAACCCT Grant #TC-22504-11-60-A-33. The Community College System of NH is an equal opportunity employer, and adaptive equipment is available upon request to persons with disabilities.