Engineering aspects of repair, aspects to be considered for repair welding, techno-economics, repair welding procedures for components made of steel casting and cast iron, half bead, temper bead techniques, usage of Ni base filler metals

Damaged bends in gas transmission pipeline, heat exchanger repair techniques-explosive expansion, plugging, etc., creep damaged high temperature components, repair of cracked petroleum pressure vessel/reactor

Types of wear, wear resistant materials, selection of materials for various wear applications; reclamation surfacing techniques, selection of welding process for reclamation

Integrating repair/maintenance into on-going operations; radiation protection, steam generator repair, plugging

Various types of hardness tests, NDE of surface coatings, characterisation of coatings, photothermal imaging, case histories on selection application/materials combination


1.        Dobly R.E., Kent K.S., ‘Repair and Reclamation’, The Welding Institute, 1986

2.        Richardson ‘Maintenance Welding in Nuclear Power Plants’, American Welding Society, 1988