Welding & Burning
Successful marine welding is dependent on good preparation, qualified personnel, correct materials, equipment and a thorough evaluation of the task at hand. All the above need to be applied for quality welding to take place.
At RRI we have ABS and ASME IX qualified personnel using state of the art equipment. e.g. welding inverters, generators, high pressure water jetting equipment in order to give a quick, efficient and cost effective service. A strong attention to safety is always our top priority.
Fine attention to detail is a basic part of our work ethic at RRI. For example when carrying out a weld all of the following measures are part of the standard work practice
- UT (Ultrasonic Thickness) on the steel to assess the thickness prior to welding
- Correct steel preparation i.e. using the right bevel for the type of weld
- Ensuring the area is paint and rust free
- Performing heat treatment to reduce stresses that can occur with certain types of welds
- Selection of the correct electrode to reduce the risk of hydrogen induced cracking that would produce an inferior weld
Our personnel are skilled in the use of equipment used for burning operations which are needed for numerous tasks involved in the maintenance and repair of steel structures. Our standard procedure is for an independent inspection agency to inspect and certify all welds i.e. ABS, Lloyds, ASNT and other recognised agencies.
Our personnel have performed numerous inserts to ships, preventing the costly trip to dry dock. We can offer the complete service of installing the coffer dam to welding the insert in place.
Welding techniques utilised:
- MMA Stick Welding
- TIG Welding
- Stainless Steel
- Aluminium TIG
- Oxy/acyt Burning
- Plasma Cutting
- Ship repair
- Factory fabrications to client specifications.