Welding & Surface Preparation
Correct use of equipment and competence among users are key factors to safe welding. Safety must always have the highest priority - for the protection of crew, ship and cargo.
With the Unitor range, we offer a complete solution for every welding application on board. Safe welding, we believe, is effective welding, and effective welding leads to greater cost control - keeping downtime for repairs to an absolute minimum, and reducing the risks to crew, cargo and vessel.
All Unitor equipment is designed in full compliance with current safety regulations at sea and we make technical information accessible to end users, helping to ensure that equipment is always used properly and safely.
Designed specifically for the Maritime Industry
The only welding machines in the market designed specifically for the Maritime Industry - new features added include a Total Protection function (TP) that automatically shuts down the machine to prevent damage due to voltage peaks or electricity supply failures and VRD function (Voltage Reduction Device) which promotes safe welding by reducing open circuit voltage to a range of 9-13V, preventing accidents due to electric shock.
Fully Compliant with Approvals from Major Classification Societies
Manufactured in full compliance with current regulations for maritime use, we constantly look ahead towards changes in regulation to make sure that our equipment remains compliant always. The Unitor range of consumables is complete and production is done in accordance to the four big class societies (DNV GL, ABS, LR, BV).
Global Availability in 2200 Ports
It’s impossible to predict when or where the need for maintenance or repair will arise. But one thing is certain: when it does you need the right equipment at hand in order to get the job done effectively, with minimum downtime. Our standardised welding products can be delivered through one of the 2200 ports we service through our global network.
Structured training programs for the crew
On-board welding takes place under varied and often very difficult or even unpredictable conditions, and the range of base materials that require cutting or welding is typically wide. We help you to prepare for this range of challenges through our dedicated training programs in cooperation with our partners around the world, bringing the best quality training to your crews.
Documentation. A prerequisite for safe welding.
At every opportunity we offer support to make certain that Unitor products are used properly and safely. While the equipment is standardised and easy to use, it is also backed up by detailed documentation - user manuals, welding handbooks, consumable selectors, product data sheets, safety data sheets, problem solver wall charts and specialist literature.
We offer you a yearly safety inspection survey of the welding equipment onboard. The welding safety inspection service is a confidential assessment of the safety and operational conditions of electric arc and gas equipment onboard your vessel.
The Unitor range of air tools and workshop equipment, offers you a complete range of power tools you need onboard your vessel for the everyday maintenances and repair tasks. We offer a range of Low Vibrating air tools for safety of the operator when performing needle scaling and chisel scaling, this is to reduce the risk of developing HAV’s (Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome) due to exposure to high Vibration levels.
Our Unitor range of cold repair compounds and leak stop products are absolute necessities on board your vessel for emergency repairs. This allows you to make necessary repairs where base material is not weldable in areas you cannot perform hot work, or you simply don’t have the possibilities for rigging up in traditional welding.
Unitor offer you a complete range of welding consumables you need for the everyday maintenance welding on board your vessel. The Unitor storing cabinets ensure you have good control of your welding consumables and electrodes. In addition we offer heating cabinets to prevent moister absorption in your electrodes and a mini drier to dry your moister exposed electrodes.
The range of Unitor welding and plasma cutting machines are specially designed and made for the maritime environment. With the Total Protection device on the welding and plasma cutters you have reduced the risk of a machine breakdown due to Voltage peaks on board the vessel, and the low open circuit voltage OCV ensures the safety of your crew. We also offer the complete range of safety equipment and consumables for welding.
Our Unitor regulators and flashback arrestor offer you the comfort of a steady gas flow and the safety you need. The range of accessories and lifting certified transportation solutions for gas cylinders, gas welding and cutting equipment ensures you a safe transportation of cylinders all over the vessel.
Hand and arm vibrations syndrome (HAVS) is a disabling disease and is a recognized occupational injury commonly experience by welders. As of today, there are limited medical treatments to HAVS, however it can be prevented by taking precautions to protect oneself against high vibration exposure levels.
Industry perspective |
Tor-Erik Bergersen , Technical Product Manager, Welding
It is crucial that welding equipment and gases are handled in a safe and secure way - safety in operation must always be a priority. Take note of these safety checks and precautions that crew should adhere to before and during electric arc welding onboard.
Industry perspective |
Leif Andersen , Technical Product Manager Welding
Safety measures when connecting oxygen cylinders to freestanding regulators or high pressure slings in Gas Distribution Systems (GDS)
Ever so often, the question comes up if one can use Propane instead of Acetylene. Learn the difference between the two, and how to prevent accidents.
One of the important skills required onboard is a good command of modern welding techniques. The Unitor Welding Handbook provides guidance in modern welding and related processes and to provide the maritime welder with a source of practical information on the right solution to specific onboard welding problems.
Safety measures are crucial for all use of oxygen and acetylene onboard a ship – get to know our various tools, accessories and safety equipment related to gas and cutting solutions onboard.
Do not operate equipment for welding or related thermal processes unless you are thoroughly familiar with the process, the equipment, rules and regulations related to the process and equipment; including proper use of accessories. Preparation for hot-work onboard should include, without being limited to, the points in this checklist to ensure safe operation.
With offices in 75 countries supporting our non-stop operations in 2 200 port locations across the globe, you can be assured that we have the local knowledge and industry expertise to find the best solution to cater for your needs.Contact us