CHARACTERISTICS OF AN UNDERWATER WET REPAIR WELD MADE AT 560 FT

An underwater wet repair weld was removed from a structural member of a Mobil Oil Gulf of Mexico offshore platform. The wet weld, made at a depth of 560 feet, was an emergency repair intended to be removed from the structure. The weld was subjected to nondestructive and destructive testing to evaluate its metallurgical and mechanical properties. The results of these tests are discussed in comparison to AWS D3-83, Specification for Underwater Welding and current literature on the subject of wet welding.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • OTC'90, Offshore Technology 22nd annual Conference, Vol.1, Held Houston, Texas, USA 7-10 May 1990, OTC-6216 p.151 [10 p., 15 ref., 1 tab., 13 fig.]
  • Authors:
    • Wood, B J
    • Bruce, W A
    • Boyles, L G
  • Publication Date: 1990

Language

  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00716217
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1996 12:00AM