Underwater Welding Tips

There are certain steps and protective measures that have to be followed while welding both under water of regular welding. Some of the common welding tips include:

Welding should always be carried out in a dry area so that it facilitates circulation of clean air.

The workspace for welding needs to be clear and free from paints, solvents, chemicals and other flammable materials.

Proper care should be taken to keep the weld surface clean and free from paint, oil, rust or other contaminants.

The welder should also maintain a proper distance with the welding surface.

The operator should take necessary clothing protection to protect himself from harmful sparks, spatters, fumes and rays.

Care should be taken to protect eyes and face from welding hazards.

Determination of type of the metal to be welded is also very important and needs to be checked before starting the welding process especially when working on construction under water.

Proper positioning of the weld gun or torch is also essential for effective welding.

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