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3 Types of Marine Structures & How They Shape the Industry

Metal’s relationship to marine structures is necessary to the continuation of trade and vital to manage natural resources. Ports and jetties are the access point to the oceans and require specific fortifications to maintain longevity. Platforms offer an anchored presence to a specific area in the ocean for commercial use. Semi-submersibles and floating platforms can effectively transport […]

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Training for a Career as an ADAS Commercial Diver

Amelia (Milly) Bartlem from Queensland, Australia shares her experience of training with The Underwater Centre, Tasmania; starting out in her career as an ADAS commercial diver and her advice to others who may be considering training for a new career, subsea. What attracted you to a career in commercial diving? ‘I’ve always loved being outdoors, […]

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13 Best Auto Darkening Welding Helmet Characteristics

Finding the best auto darkening welding helmet will be one of the most important pursuits you’ll make as a professional welder, so you should invest wisely. Here are 13 things you should look for when considering a new hood: Top 13 Traits for the Best Auto Darkening Welding Helmet 1. Weight The weight of the helmet […]

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HAZMAT Diver: Equipment & Procedures Used

Hazardous materials divers, also called a HAZMAT diver, have exceptionally dangerous jobs. They find themselves in precarious conditions, and regularly expose themselves to contamination such as fuel spills or radioactive material. However, the extreme dangers these divers face can be minimized through intense training, the right dive gear, and a thorough decontamination processes. Here’s how: HAZMAT […]

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Perfection in Underwater Inspection: Education to Exploring

Have you ever looked at a building scheduled for demolishment? They’re not a pretty site: Cracked foundations, shattered windows, caved-in roofs – you name it. Underwater, damage like this can happen even quicker if the structure isn’t maintained. Underwater inspection aids in the maintenance process. And those often involve an underwater welder. Basic Underwater Inspection […]

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Underwater Welding Process: Maximize Your Career

The underwater welding process seems to defy logic: How does electricity flow through water leaving the underwater welder unscathed? As you might guess, there’s a lot more to it. Here’s a few factors to think about: Underwater welding works in a similar fashion to topside welding, though the environment is different. Underwater welders take on risk, […]

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Essential Underwater Welding Training: 3-Step Process & Programs

Ever wondered what’s involved in underwater welding training? Hint: It’s a lot more than melting metal in a dive suit. Many are eager to specialize in underwater welding, but they only get there through proper preparation and certification. These usually come in one of several program packages, either at a trade school or in a professional setting. First, […]

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19 Best Underwater Welding Schools & Research Strategies

Many people look for the best underwater welding schools, believing they’ll find one institution that meets all of their needs. This is simply not true. Many professional diving schools are run and operated around the world, including: United States Canada United Kingdom Australia South Africa Other countries also have underwater welding and hyperbaric welding training, but the […]

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Underwater Welding Jobs Canada Feature

Top Underwater Welding Jobs: Canada & Companies

Water everywhere. Canada’s water supply rivals most countries, holding about 20% of the global supply. This also makes it a prime spot for underwater welding jobs. The companies that train underwater welders have some of the best training and equipment available. Many started in the sixties and seventies, working in the depths to repair and secure […]

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