Avoiding The Bends When Welding Underwater

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The Bends, also known as Caisson Disease and decompression sickness, is one of the safety hazards when underwater welding. It is caused by dissolved gas, the majority of which is nitrogen, that comes out as bubbles during decompression. If you rise too quickly, these bubbles don’t have time to be reabsorbed into the body, and … Read more Avoiding The Bends When Welding Underwater

Reliable Wet Welding Techniques to Improve Profitability and Productivity

The global rise in demand for oil and gas is expected to reach 99.3 million b/d in 2018. As a result, this has increased offshore activities and further exploration into the deep blue oceans. The desire to construct, maintain and repair structures offshore has brought the need for underwater welding. In the light of the … Read more Reliable Wet Welding Techniques to Improve Profitability and Productivity

Brace Yourself: Riser Clamp Project Prepares Students for Offshore

Sponsored Content Wind. Rain. Heavy waves, rising up and pummeling down into the vast ocean waters below. As any offshore diver will tell you, the ocean isn’t always a calm place to work. Onboard oil rigs, commercial divers often spend their time securing the most valuable sections of the rig: Riser pipelines These risers funnel products like … Read more Brace Yourself: Riser Clamp Project Prepares Students for Offshore

Diver Exploits: The Underwater Centre Prepares You Beyond the Classroom

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I graduated from The Underwater Centre on the 28th of October 2016, after completing the Construction Career Package. My Favorite Courses & Certifications: Value Beyond Training I earned quite a few certifications at TUC, but these are the ones that really stood out to me: HSE SCUBA & HSE Surface Supplied Diving: I believe these were … Read more Diver Exploits: The Underwater Centre Prepares You Beyond the Classroom

Biz Wave: Maritime Injury Center

What types of services does your company offer? What’s your primary goal in the maritime industry? We offer information about maritime laws and resources for those working in the industry or their families. The resources include access to legal experts who can provide advice about filing claims, filing lawsuits, and seeking compensation for maritime workers … Read more Biz Wave: Maritime Injury Center

3 Types of Marine Structures & How They Shape the Industry

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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 … Read more 3 Types of Marine Structures & How They Shape the Industry

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, … Read more Training for a Career as an ADAS Commercial Diver

Diver Exploits: Training in South Africa, Brian Sets His Sights Internationally

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In 2011 when I was in grade 10, I was doing my technical subject in the workshops at school. I was in the mechanical class doing some saw cutting and welding on metal pipes. My teacher and I were discussing about my future life, so he began briefing me about a field called underwater welding … Read more Diver Exploits: Training in South Africa, Brian Sets His Sights Internationally

13 Best Auto Darkening Welding Helmet Characteristics

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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 … Read more 13 Best Auto Darkening Welding Helmet Characteristics

HAZMAT Diver: Equipment & Procedures Used

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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 … Read more HAZMAT Diver: Equipment & Procedures Used