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

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

Underwater Welding Process: Maximize Your Career

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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, … Read more Underwater Welding Process: Maximize Your Career

Top Underwater Welding Jobs: Canada & Companies

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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 … Read more Top Underwater Welding Jobs: Canada & Companies

Underwater Welder Life Expectancy: A Complicated Picture

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Thinking of signing up for underwater welding? It’s not a “typical” job, but underwater welders aren’t your typical crowd. During my interaction with welder-divers around the world, there’s a few commonalities I’ve seen among them: Go-getters Mechanical mindset Troubleshooters Passion for construction projects Eager for bottom time (in the water) Welder-diver: Danger of Job Stereotyping One … Read more Underwater Welder Life Expectancy: A Complicated Picture

Underwater Welding Jobs: Your Ultimate Resource

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We’ve carefully compiled the top online directories for dive-related jobs around the world, including: Underwater welding Commercial diving Oil & Gas Inland Shipping Maritime management [adrotate group=”3″] All categories are organized alphabetically. Search through these directories and apply to specific diving businesses in the inland and offshore industries. Tailor your resume or CV and cover letter … Read more Underwater Welding Jobs: Your Ultimate Resource

HAZMAT Decon: Decontaminating Properly

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Water is rarely contaminant free. Even in water that appears quite clean, there’s often a mixture of diluted chemicals, solids and smaller molecules unseen to the naked eye. In places with less visibility, cleanliness is almost impossible gauge. Underwater welders involved in HAZMAT decon must be aware of their environment. Sometimes, the water isn’t contaminated enough to be … Read more HAZMAT Decon: Decontaminating Properly

Biz Wave: U.S. Underwater Services, LLC

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About five years ago, U.S. Underwater Services, LLC (USUS) moved to Mansfield, TX. What was the main reason for the move and how did it help the company? At the time of our move, USUS was owned by Neptune Marine Services of Perth, Australia. A move to a newer, bigger, and more modern facility was … Read more Biz Wave: U.S. Underwater Services, LLC

Diver Exploits: Policing the Depths

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I started diving back in 1973 when I received my open water certification. I was number 619 from NAUI and my instructor, Ed Young, was number 501. Back in those days we still used double hosed regs, and I still have a love for them today. Wild West of Diving: My Inspiration It might sound … Read more Diver Exploits: Policing the Depths