Underwater cutting and welding belong to particularly dangerous underwater works, and are often performed in difficult conditions: in cold water, under ice or in the absence of visibility. These underwater works therefore also require special qualifications, skills and appropriate equipment. UXO Marine divers have appropriate qualifications (adequate to the type of work performed), confirmed by entries in an individual diver’s book. Underwater welding is carried out using welding equipment always in accordance with the procedures and the highest safety standards.
CUTTING WITH ULTRATHERMAL OR OXY-ARC METHOD
Underwater cutting of steel structures using ultrathermal or oxy-arc method. The use of ultrathermal lances, which produce a constant high temperature of about 6000 degrees Celsius, allows melting and cutting almost any material underwater.
WELDING WITH 111 METHOD
Welding with the use of 111 method - manual metal arc welding with covered electrode (MMA - Manual Metal Arc Welding) for even very thin steel elements (of thickness above 1 mm). Universal method used for welding in any position of the structures made of different types of metals and alloys. It provides high quality welds, so we successfully use it to weld pipelines and structural elements of underwater installations.
Each time underwater cutting and welding works are preceded by the recognition of potential hazards, location, shape of the bottom and surroundings of the object using appropriate equipment and technical means to identify and determine the location of the relevant element.
UXO Marine consists of a team of experienced and qualified divers, including surveyors, authorized to assess the technical condition of underwater objects and interepretation of inspection results.