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Evaluation Report of Swordfish Iron Oxide Cutting Electrode


This evaluation of our Swordfish Cutting Electrode was conducted for Shell and published in April 2004.

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Section 1  Document Control And Administration

  • 1.1 Document Revision Information
  • 1.2 References
    • 1.2.1 Internal Refernces
    • 1.2.2 External References

Section 2  Project Background

  • 2.1 Introduction
  • 2.2 Objective
  • 2.3 Overview

Section 3  Management Plan

  • 3.1 Plan the Project
    • 3.1.1 Project Safety
    • 3.1.2 Risk Assessment
    • 3.1.3 Technical Specifications and Calculations
    • 3.1.4 Training Needs Analysis
  • 3.2 Implement the Project
    • 3.2.1 Phase 1 – Project Scoping and Planning
    • 3.2.2 Phase 2 – Surface Evaluation and Identification of Training Requirements
    • 3.2.3 Phase 3 – In Water Evaluation 0 – 10M
    • 3.2.4 Project Engineer Summary
    • 3.2.5 Phase 4 – Quality Control – Collation and Summary of Feedback/Reports
  • 3.3 Conclusions
    • 3.3.1 Swordfish Specific Conclusions
    • 3.3.2 General Underwater Cutting Conclusions

Annex A:  Cause and Effects of Underwater Explosions Report

  • List of Illustrations
  • Executive Summary
  • 1 Technical Discussion
  • 2 Powergen Gas Analysis
  • 3 Methane as an Explosive Hazard
  • 4 Conclusions
  • 5 References

Annex B:   Materials Health, Safety Environmental Data Sheet

Annex C:   Gas Analysis Results

Annex D:   Supervisor’s Check List

Annex E:   Swordfish™ Non Exothermic Cutting Electrode User Manual

  • Chapter 1 Introduction
  • Chapter 2 General Description
  • Chapter 3 System Operation
  • Chapter 4 Maintenance
  • Chapter 5 Troubleshooting
  • Chapter 6 Limited Warranty
  • Chapter 7 Quality Control