SURVEY OF UNDERWATER CUTTING OF METALS

This paper presents a summary of the various processes for the underwater cutting of metals presently in use. Basic principals and practices are discussed for the following methods: oxy-fuel gas cutting (with various liquid or gaseous fuels); oxy-arc cutting (with metal, ceramic or carbon electrodes); metal-arc cutting; metal-arc cutting with consumable electrode and water jet; plasma arc cutting; explosive cutting; thermiclance cutting; mechanical cutting. Tabulated information is provided showing the applications, merits and limitations of each process.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From Welding the World (Volume 16, No. 9/10; 1978).
  • Corporate Authors:

    IIT Research Institute

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    Chicago, IL  United States  60616

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • GOLDBERG, F
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Accession Number: 00311598
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MPC-11
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 9 1980 12:00AM