UNDERWATER REPAIR AND CONSTRUCTION USING ADVANCED WET-WELDING PROCESSES

The recent development of the Hydroweld MIG welding process of which the paper gives details, has made possible the welding of structural steels underwater to the requirements of the commonly used codes such as AP1 1104 and ASME 1X as as well as the rules of the classification societies such as Lloyd's Register. The process is very flexible as used by a diver in the water without need for expensive dry habitats. Repairs have already been successfully carried out on subsea pipelines and loading lines, oil production platforms and semisubmersible drilling rigs with considerable savings in time and money. Similar advantages are obtained in planned maintenance and in specialised aspects of new construction.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper from Symposium on Ocean Engineering Nov. 1974. Set of 12 papers (130 pages) $30.00.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Royal Institution of Naval Architects, England

    10 Upper Belgrave Street
    London SW1X 8BQ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Kirkley, D W
    • Lythall, D J
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Accession Number: 00129250
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Royal Institution of Naval Architects, England
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper No. 12
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 19 1976 12:00AM