Welding Mechanisation and Automation in Shipbuilding Worldwide

Welding Mechanisation and Automation in Shipbuilding Worldwide

Production Methods and Trends Based on Yard Capacity

1st Edition - May 31, 1996

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  • Author: R Boekholt
  • eBook ISBN: 9780857093196

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Description

This report contains information from more than sixty shipyards from around the world, and gives a unique inventory of the different aspects of welding mechanization and automation used in building large, middle and small-sized ships. Shipbuilders, marine engineers and trade organisations will welcome and value this unique collection of data, assembled for the first time in such a comprehensive format, and interpreted by the author into trends for the future operation of the industry.

Readership

Shipbuilders, marine engineers, and trade organizations

Table of Contents

  • Introduction to the project; Building methods, ship structures and welding methods; Welding systems and processes used in the fabrication, assembling and building dock; The uses of semi-automatic and automatic GMAW and (FCAW) in shipbuilding; The influence of shop primers on weld quality for mechanized or automated welding; The introduction and use of welding robots; Use of plate and profile cutting systems; Future objectives, trends and developments in welding engineering and technology; Estimated productivity improvement by welding mechanization and automation; Environmental problems, the ageing of the workforce and efforts to attract young people to the industry through mechanization and automation.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 352
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 1996
  • Published: May 31, 1996
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780857093196

About the Author

R Boekholt

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ICWET, Sweden

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