Wet Welding Services

Underwater welding specialist

Wet Welding Services
Wet Welding Services
Advice on applications and design
Completion of wet welding projects
Writing and provision of welding procedures
Qualification of wet welding procedure specifications (WPS)
Qualification of wet welder divers to an appropriate WPS
Provision of suitably qualified wet welder divers, supervisors and support personnel
Project management and/or support
Underwater NDE/NDT

Advice on applications and design.

Hydroweld provide unrivalled product support for users of Hydroweld FS . This support covers all aspects of wet welding such as the application of the electrodes, provision of suitably trained and qualified welder divers, training, hire and sales of both welding and diving equipment, completion of wet welding procedures/welder qualifications, joint or co-operative projects, project management and technical support. Hydroweld can also provide valuable assistance at the design stage to help meet the design criterion and help to avoid or reduce designs that are not wet welding or welder friendly.

Completion of wet welding projects.

Hydroweld provide an unrivalled underwater wet welding service, where quality is of prime consideration. Projects are completed world-wide and can often be mobilised at short notice. Hydroweld operate in all fields of underwater engineering and has extensive knowledge in the oil and gas, shipping, marine and civil engineering industries. Hydroweld also provide speciality wet welding services directly to the Ministry of Defence.

Writing & provision of welding procedures.

Hydroweld specialise in providing clients with formal written wet welding procedures to the AWS D3.6 Specification for Underwater Welding. The AWS D3.6 is the most widely used underwater welding specification and whilst conventional above water specifications can be applied to wet welding the AWS D3.6 takes into consideration certain variable, particular to wet welding.

Qualification of wet welding procedure specifications (W/WPS).

Welding procedures, which are generally completed to the AWS D3.6 Specification for Underwater Welding, can be qualified at one of our approved sites or at any suitable facilities requested by the client. Witnessing, testing and certification can be provided by independent classification societies including Lloyds, DNV, ABS, BV, Rina, GL etc. and completed coupons can be sent to independent NAMAS/UKAS or other appropriately accredited test house.

Qualifications of wet welder divers (WPQ).

Welders can be qualified at any of our approved test and training facilities or at any suitable facilities requested by the client. The location will depend on the clients and WPS requirements. Witnessing, testing and certification can be provided by independent classification societies including Lloyds, DNV, ABS, BV, Rina, GL etc. and completed coupons can be sent to independent NAMAS/UKAS or other appropriately accredited test house.

Hydroweld also maintain a database of qualified personnel, which includes, welding specialists, welding and diving supervisors, and inspection support personnel and welder divers with varying degrees of skill. The database is used to match our client’s requirements with the expertise and qualifications of available personnel. Full teams can be supplied or individuals to reinforce the clients crew or provide specialist services.

All diving personnel supplied or recommended by Hydroweld will hold the following certification :

  • HSE Pt 1 or II diving certificate (Pt 3 if applicable)
  • In date medical certificate
  • Diver Medic or First Aid Certificate
  • Offshore Survival Certificate (where applicable)
  • Relevant job specific certificates

Supervisors and superintendents have considerable experience in the type of work being undertaken and in addition to holding the relevant diving certificates, are issued with a letter of appointment and may hold an ADC/IMCA supervisors certificate of competence.

Marine, civil and welding engineers may be employed on projects requiring specialist know-how as well as project management teams and experts in virtually any area of underwater engineering.

All inspection personnel are qualified to CSWIP 3.1U, 3.2U or 3.4U or hold a Lloyd’s inspection certificate. Inspection engineers hold the appropriate experience and hold relevant certification.

Project management and/or support

Hydroweld can provide a project management team to run wet welding projects or to support the project with additional qualified personnel. Hydroweld can also provide client representatives to observe and monitor wet welding projects being carried out by another contractor to ensure compliance with recognised and agreed procedures.

Underwater NDE/NDT

Hydroweld employ the services of the UK’s leading underwater None Destructive Testing consultants to provide independent MPI, ACFM, CP, Ultra-Sonics, Video, Visual and photographic examination of underwater structures and repairs. Hydroweld also supply underwater inspection equipment including MPI, Video and still photography equipment.

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