Underwater Welding: Jules Verne’s Dream Job?

Yes, underwater welding is a legit thing. It sounds so Jules Verne, doesn’t it? Yet, despite the hazards of working in soupy surroundings that have a legion of variables and safety issues to consider, there are those brave souls who weld underwater. Did you know? An underwater welder is first and foremost a commercial diver. … Continue reading Underwater Welding: Jules Verne’s Dream Job?

Explosion vs. Magnetic Pulse (and other ways to weld)

Perhaps you've heard of explosion welding? Yes, there is such a thing! If you've never heard of it, just a quick, very basic explanation: explosion welding takes two separate pieces of metal and, via the force of the explosion, welds the pieces together. It just sounds cool and epic, right? Explosion welding is very effective … Continue reading Explosion vs. Magnetic Pulse (and other ways to weld)

Adventures in Welding (and other cautionary tales)

Welding is, as many of you can guess, categorized with those professions that can be a little on the precarious side at times. Not in league with, say, extreme sports, mind you. Although some welding adventures are equally as exhilarating as jumping blindly off a snow-covered cliff on a bike in some remote mountain range. … Continue reading Adventures in Welding (and other cautionary tales)

Thoughts on Packing a Plant & Bus Rides in Countries with Unusual Names

Let me tell you the story of a colossal project we undertook back in 2000... It does eventually end up in a faraway country, involving adventurous bus rides, but first things first. A company that we had done maintenance work for over the previous few years approached us about a rather unusual project. It involved … Continue reading Thoughts on Packing a Plant & Bus Rides in Countries with Unusual Names