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Back-to-Basics Webinar: A Brief Look at Preheat

Webinars 30 April 2024

Welding and Joining Processes Technical Group Webinar
Back-to-Basics Webinar: A Brief Look at Preheat

Who should attend?

Welders, welding foremen, welding apprentices, welding technologists/engineers and those just entering the welding industry.

What will you learn?

The reasons for, and the benefits of, applying the correct preheat to carbon and low alloy steels – and some of the consequences of NOT applying the correct preheat; where to obtain advice on recommended preheat levels and the advantages and disadvantages of the various preheating methods.

Relevant Industry Sectors

Structural steel, pressure vessel, heavy engineering, oil and gas industries

Expert from industry will be presenting on a range of topics:

EUR ING Gene Mathers CEng, MSc, Dip IIM, FWeldI, EWE, IWE, Welding Consultant


  • Professional Members of The Welding Institute:
    • AWeldI: £25 + VAT (£30)
    • TechWeldI/MWeldI/FWeldI: Free
  • Industrial Members of TWI: £25 + VAT (£30)
  • Non-members: £95 + VAT (£114)
  • Retired Members: £25 + VAT (£30)
  • Students: £25 + VAT (£30)
  • TWI Training Customers: £75 + VAT (£90)
  • TWI Training School Customers with professional membership: Free: Please contact us with your Training Customer ID Number
  • TWI Staff - please contact Hafiza Rahman if you wish to register.

Please note that payment must be made before the event in order to receive the joining instructions for the event.

Can't make it on the day? 

If you can't join us on the day, you can still access the recording of the webinar and the presentations by registering ahead of the event.*

*presentation dissemination is dependent on presenter consent.

Associate Membership (AWeldI) of The Welding Institute 

Registering on this Technical Group webinar as a non-member or a TWI Training Customer without Professional Membership gives you full Associate Membership (AWeldI) for one year. To activate your membership, just complete the highlighted fields on the event registration form.

You will also benefit from:

  • Discounted registration fees for Technical Group events (£25 + VAT)
  • Free attendance at Branch events
  • Access to our knowledge database including our library and information services

Benefits of attending this webinar

  • Information transfer from experts
  • Discussion, questions and answers on the specific topics
  • A broader understanding of the extent of standards in the industry
  • Attendance of this event qualifies for CPD

Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

The Welding Institute awards points towards CPD for delegates attending this webinar. Every hour attendance of an event will earn 2 points towards your continuing professional development.

Please contact if you require a certificate of attendance towards your continuing professional development.


Eur Ing Eugene Mathers CEng, MSc, Dip IIM, FWeldI, EWE, IWE - Welding Engineering Consultant

Eur Ing Eugene Mathers CEng, MSc, Dip IIM, FWeldI, EWE, IWE

Welding Engineering Consultant

Gene has over 40 years industrial experience working in pipeline, power generation, heavy engineering, nuclear and the pressure vessel fabrication industries.

Gene has worked for Rolls Royce and Associates as senior welding engineer, for British Gas as Regional Welding Engineer and at NEI-International Combustion Ltd. as the company’s Welding and Metallurgy Manager and latterly Quality Manager for some 10 years before joining TWI Ltd in 1991 as Manager, School of Welding Technology, where he controlled and administered courses ranging from hands on skills training to classroom based welding engineering courses for postgraduate engineers.

Gene then moved into the role of Principal Consultant in the Manufacturing Services Group before taking retirement in 2007. Since then he has provided a welding engineering consultancy service as a private consultant.

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