How Does Underwater Welding Work? A Shocking Process Few Know

Welding and water. Electricity and fluid. Under most circumstances, we see this mixture as a bad idea. When electricity is generated within a fluid, it reacts unpredictably. And unlike insulated solids (think copper wire), there’s no specific path generated for the electricity to move through. In water, electricity the point of least resistance and go on its … Read more How Does Underwater Welding Work? A Shocking Process Few Know

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.

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

5 Underwater Welding Information Essentials to a Career

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Learning about underwater welding information can feel like you’re drowning in a sea of the unknown. It’s a field mixed with rumors, technicalities and bizarre stories. So what do you need to know to help you determine if this is a good career choice? Let’s set the record straight: Top 5 Underwater Welding Information Facts … Read more 5 Underwater Welding Information Essentials to a Career