THE MIT/MARINE INDUSTRY COLLEGIUM. OPPORTUNITY BRIEF NO. 4. ADVANCES IN UNDERWATER WELDING

The purpose of the brief is to outline the needs and the potential for underwater welding and to indicate some current, promising techniques. There is an existing need for technology that permits permanent, code-quality welding underwater. The need grows out of the increasing numbers of offshore structures that require repair from time to time. Further, if such technology were available, the construction industry could take advantage of certain new procedures in building offshore structures. Some new technology is already available. Additional advances appear at hand. Existing new methods of underwater welding and the directions of current research that show promising potential are reported.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Index No. 76-708-Zvf. See also PB-262 559. Sponsored in part by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Rockville, Md. Office of Sea Grant.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Sea Grant Program, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02139

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

    Sea Grant Program Office, 6010 Executive Boulevard
    Rockville, MD  USA  20852
  • Publication Date: 1976-8-15

Media Info

  • Pagination: 30 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00151575
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MITSG-76-8, NOAA-76112421
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM