The present training booklet has been specifically designed by Videotel company with the intention to provide the crew members and all other people dealing with the use of the abrasive wheels with all necessary information and safety precautions to be taken.

The book starts with the short introduction followed with the practical tips for the storage and maintenance of subject equipment, and keeping the wheels in good operational and working condition - starting from making the right choice when selecting the wheel and checking the markings on the wheel and manufacturer's code.

The next chapter is dedicated to the actual use of the wheels, starting from the preparation of the wheels for work an checking their condition and fitness, through mounting the wheel onto portable and static machines, basic safety matters and equipment used for provision of the safe work, safety precautions to take and safety measures to be implemented and followed to make the work safe, and also main do's and don'ts to be considered when using the portable machines.

Then there is a summary of the information provided in the booklet and several question for assessment of your understanding. Appendices contained in the last section of the booklet provide the legislation-related information, useful case studies and further resources to check.

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A vessel at open sea fully depends on the professional knowledge, technical skills and also self-reliance of the crew members carrying out required maintenance and repair works. Among the other important technical skills that are considered necessary, we would mention the modern welding techniques.

The ultimate purpose of the present training handbook prepared by the specialists of the Unitor Company specifically for the maritime welders was to provide the welders engaged in different ship building and ship repair works with the useful source of practical knowledge covering the right solutions to the specific problems of the welding. The document opens with the quick introduction and guidance to the welding processes.

The process of welding and other related thermal processes are using compressed either compressed gas or electricity to get a concentrated heat source melting or burning away steel and other construction materials. All necessary safety precautions are required to be in place and followed in order to avoid any possible accidents relating to the supply of gas/electric power, sparks and fumes etc.

In the most countries, the regulations and guidelines relating to the welding and any other hot works together with their applications onboard vessels, are laid down by the authorities.

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The content of this book has been found to be perfectly written with particular attention paid by its author to the technical details that would help in making the training process go smoother. The chapters of the paper are arranged in such manner that keeps an order to the major steps that shall be taken for better earning results. There is a separate chapter dedicated to the metallurgy.

The book provides great information about the pipe welding in both 2G/3G welding positions, giving a wealth of practical tips and data diagrams, together with the guidelines on how to establish a good pipe weld. The readers will definitely have much better understanding o controlling of the arc, importance of proper fit-up and welding itself. The information will be greatly appreciated by the students; and the professional welders will noticeably increase the quality of their welds.

The author has provided very understandable and clear explanations supplemented with numerous informative pictures. The content is intended to serve as the useful reference source for refreshing the steps and procedures. The newcomers to the field will also find this volume useful. The book has been serving as a pretty standard reference volume for several decades. This latest released is continuing to enforce the proper technical understanding of the welding procedures...

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This nice and comprehensive title is specifically intended to clearly describe the matters relating to the NDE, standing for the non-destructive evaluation, and commonly associated with the real-life applications of the NDE methods, detailing both existing, i.e. conventional plus also the forthcoming techniques of such evaluation. Through the content of his work, the author is instructing readers on the current practices, commonly used techniques and equipment in use, together with the limitations and future potentials of the existing methods of evaluation.

Each chapters is detailing a particular NDE method, providing a comprehensive technical overview and clear explanation of the basic physical laws that are governing this method, covering also the inspection techniques. The authors are also discussing some historical background of each of the methods covered. The equations used for calculating have also been dealt with. It is a really perfect source of reference info for people willing to get better understanding of the techniques.

The book shall be equally useful for the students and specialists since the information is presented in a very simple and clear language; the authors have managed to prepare an excellent blend of the fundamental and advanced information addressing the most popular non-destructive testing.

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The publication starts with the introductory information followed by the historical background of the metal fatigue factor including the experimental works, standardization, fracture mechanics, implementation of the computers and servo-hydraulic testing appliances. The next chapter addresses the constant amplitude metal fatigue, including the fatigue mechanisms, ratcheting, S/N curves etc.

This one is followed by the chapter dedicated to the variable amplitude and multi-axial metal fatigue, including the math description, Miner's rule, standard load histories and other relevant information. The fifth chapter is dealing with the fatigue design, covering the failure analysis, approaches and situations, product liability and associated safety regulations. The next chapter addresses the uncracked situation, including the surface finish and mean stress effects, effects of notches, fatigue life improvement etc., while the following chapter addresses the cracked situation including the initial and final crack sizes, crack propagation, interaction effects, fractography and other important factors.

The remaining chapters of the book are dedicated to the fatigue crack paths, researches and development in the field, current industry trends, avoidance of the failures etc. Three appendices provide the information about the fracture mechanics, non-destructive tests, and random load theory.

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The publication is presenting the updated view of the marine corrosion of the stainless steel, covering the relevant fields of selection and testing of the materials, their protection and monitoring. The first part of the volume consists of five chapters and is mainly concerned with the analysis of the results of the tests conducted in the course of the researches performed in the European sea waters towards the three popular types of the stainless steel some thirty years ago.

The author of the book has provided the clear description of the experimental procedures and all required data, such as the critical pitting temperature, as well as the crevice corrosion results etc. This information is forming the core of the volume, followed by the chapters dealing with the professional reviews of the results and reports. The main covered topics are the selection of the materials, including superaustenic steels, desalination processes, high-alloy steels, topside marine corrosion, duplex stainless steels and other important matters.

The chapter addressing the testing and experience covers the application limits, steel ageing and its influence on the behavior, modern steels, potential-dimension diagram, nickel base alloys etc. The "protection and monitoring" chapter covers the cathodic protection, monitoring of the pitting corrosion, future applications and other aspects.

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The preparation of the content of this third release of the Handbook nearly ten years after the release of the original one, required a full revision of the major portion of the book, not only because of the recent technical developments that occurred in technology and application, but also because of the identification of the critical factors in the protection systems.

The authors has also taken into account the developments in the recognized standards and commonly applicable regulations. The electro-chemical corrosion and associated corrosion protection are based on the same foundation. The scientific basis of the present volume has been formed by the uniform terminology provided in the DIN 219 manual. Our understanding of the problem has been significantly improved thanks to the descriptions of the newly developed systems of protection and questions related to the utilization of the current and potential distribution plus the influence of the high tension.

There are some serious advances in the IR-free potential measurement, data evaluation and intensive measuring techniques. The publication is highly recommended to the people dealing with the prevention of corrosion of the ship hulls, i.e. workers of the ship construction and repair industries who will definitely appreciate the content of the volume.

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It is well known from the marine history that from the first steps done in the navigation, the marine fouling, i.e. growth of various aquatic organisms on the ships underwater parts was always treated as a very serious problem. This book is aimed to address some key aspects of the technologies of development and application of the anti-fouling coatings intended to protect the ships hull.

The following aspects are covered in this volume: Marine fouling organisms, their impact on the hull, chemically active marine antifouling technologies, development of antifouling coatings and their testing, various surface approaches to the control of marine bio-fouling. The content of the book reflects the result of the authors to make a summary of the researches in the field and their practical implications. The material presented in the book has been compiled using the valuable contributions provided by the international experts and editors.

As a result, this standard reference volume will be very useful for the manufacturers of the AFS, maritime industry, participants of the oil and gas industry, as well as of any other industry using different offshore structures, plus the researchers and scientists. The book provides the assessment of the marine anti-fouling organisms and the impact they may have, discussion of the major developments and examination of the new surface approaches, plus the review of the environmentally-friendly alternatives...

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