The paper presents the results of experience with the DriWeld technique developed by British Oxygen Company for offshore repair and construction. The principle of the technique is to create an inert, stable gas envelope around the weldment and the welding gun using a localised dry chamber. Some mechanical test results of butt welds made using the DriWeld and a pulsed-arc welding process at depths down to 140 feet are given. The metallurgical properties of these welds are normally identical to those expected from similar surface welds and hardness values are rarely in excess of 300 DPN. Further development of the DriWeld system toward operation in deeper waters is reviewed. Order from: BSRA as No. 48,086.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented at Conference on Performance of Offshore Structures in Chester, November 5-7, 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Metallurgists

    Northway House, High Road, Whetstone
    London N20 9LW,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Beveridge, HJR
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Pagination: 11 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00174229
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1978 12:00AM