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

Biz Wave: KD Marine

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1. Since your start in 1998, what’s one major area of maritime services that you’ve added? We have added several, but two of the most important are the addition of the multi-purpose built Subsea Intervention Daughter Craft (SIDC) systems in 2008 and delivering a complete project engineering and management service. 2. Approximately how much of your … Read more Biz Wave: KD Marine

Happy Birthday Water Welders! 1 Year & Counting

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Water Welders is celebrating its birthday with a giveaway worth up to $50! Check out the details at the bottom of this post. One year on the Internet. That’s like 50 in dog years. I’m really excited to write this post, not just because Water Welders turns one, but because it’s the first personal post I’ve … Read more Happy Birthday Water Welders! 1 Year & Counting

Diver Exploits: Justin’s Motivation for Underwater Welding at DAI

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Years of welding experience. No diving experience. Here I go… I’ve applied and began my studies at Divers Academy International for this next phase of my life. In high school, I attended a technical school for three years to learn welding. I also attended welding classes at night at my local community college. My last … Read more Diver Exploits: Justin’s Motivation for Underwater Welding at DAI

Biz Wave: Speciality Welds

Speciality Welds manufactures many of its own products. What are some of the your most popular items? We manufacture a wide range of underwater welding products and welding consumables, including Barracuda Gold and Hammerhead electrodes, Piranha safety isolation switches, welding stingers, Swordfish arc cutting and Scorpion blue exothermic cutting lances, flip-up housings and auto-darkening filters. They … Read more Biz Wave: Speciality Welds

Biz Wave: Sea Sub Systems

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Sea Sub Systems (SSS) is over 30 years old, founded by two people. How many individuals do you currently employ? We currently have 18 employees, seven of whom are divers. What’s one of the largest vessel projects that SSS has ever worked on? How long did the project last and what were some of the repairs … Read more Biz Wave: Sea Sub Systems

Biz Wave: Dryden Diving Company, Inc.

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Dryden Diving provides many services in the maritime industry. How many full-time divers and other employees does it have to provide these services? Dryden Diving utilizes the Wharf and Dock Builders Union to supplement labor, after divers graduate from dive schools, they’re offered an apprenticeship to learn the trade skills. For example, they’ll learn common skills … Read more Biz Wave: Dryden Diving Company, Inc.

Six Myths of Topside Welding Certification: #3 is on the Money

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As a general rule, certification is to welders as tax laws are to accountants: Extremely beneficial to understand, but complicated enough to scare many away. For every welding technique, it seems we have five certification tests to match it. Since welding coded certification comes in thousands of varieties, I cannot do justice to the process in a single blog post. … Read more Six Myths of Topside Welding Certification: #3 is on the Money

Diver Exploits: Logan’s Journey to Underwater Welding Certification

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I just turned 23 years old on September fifth – the same day that I passed my welding certification test – that was probably the best birthday present that I could ask for. Achievements & Experience in Topside Welding The person that sparked my interest to go into commercial diving was my welding teacher from … Read more Diver Exploits: Logan’s Journey to Underwater Welding Certification

How Waterproof Electrodes Changed Our World: Wet Welding History

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In the early 20th century, it would have been considered suicide for a diver to shoot an electric arc into the water. Though professional diving was already an established industry (and had been for hundreds of years), underwater welding was not. That all changed when Konstantin Khrenov, a Soviet engineer, invented a method to join and … Read more How Waterproof Electrodes Changed Our World: Wet Welding History