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    Up-Date Stand Alone: Oxy-Arc Underwater Burning Training Course


      Objective: Create an accepted Underwater Oxy-Arc Burning Certification

      Why: Because there is none and it is a misused tool. All we have today is suggested practices that have no standing under law.

    The Working Group Members:

    A member of the Board of Directors ADCI, a Diving Representative of IMCA, a Representative of The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, a Diving Company owner and a Dive School Owner, One Representative each from these Equipment Manufacturers: Oxylance Corporation, Broco Rankin Industries and Fire Wire Marine. We are shooting for a Recognized Underwater Oxy-Arc Burning Standard under the American Welding Society, AWS. Everyone has agreed it is well past due.


    Step 1) Up Grade: Ocean Technologies Oxy-Arc Underwater Burning Course. Completed.

    Step 2) Revise Burning Training for new Students at: Commercial Diving Technologies

    • Safety Training will be exactly the same for new students as it will be for the Stand Alone Advanced Course. It will include set up and checking out equipment. A minimum score, of 80% to pass before further training in Oxy-Arc.
    • They will have Basic familiarization with one type of exothermic rod on ½ plate.
    • Their diploma from the school will reflect they passed the Oxy-Arc Burning Safety Training and completed basic familiarization with the rod used. Re-write Completed

    Step 3) Submit Revised Ocean Technologies Oxy-Arc Underwater Burning Course for all parties involved (See working Group). Completed.

    Step 4) Run new Safety Course for Students at: Commercial Diving Technologies.To Be Anounced

    Step 5) Run Stand Alone: Oxy-Arc Underwater Burning Training Course for Divers To Be Anounced

    • Divers must have completed an Accredited Commercial Diving School

    • Have a minimum of 30 Logged Commercial Dives.

    • To begin the practical part of training with Exothermic, Tubular Steel and Swordfish Arc Cutting Electrode, You must have passed the Safety Training portion with a minimum of 80%, reviewed any incorrect answers and understand the correct answer.

    If we are successful in moving this forward toward a American Welding Society approved standard Commercial Diving Technologies & JCRoat Subject Matter Experts Services will run an Instructors Qualification Course. We will provide the written course, Instructors Notes and Videos that go with that course, to the Graduate Instructor/s. Interested parties can contact Sid Preskitt, Commercial Diving Technologies at 321-212-8550 or underseas6@yahoo.com for more information,


    Attention All Members of the Divers Association International: As this is a Board Member, John Roat's, effort at creating an Oxy-Arc Underwater Burning Certification the Association will post an internal poll of its members on the subject before voting to support this effort!


    Edited by John Roat

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