Persuasive Speech: Underwater Welding

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Buckle your seat belts boys and girls, professor or whoever may be reading this at this spectacular time in your life because in five short pages I am going to teach you a thing that I only know the basics on since 9th grade and the rest I learned in a matter of a few hours ago. So sit down, shut up, and enjoy the experience of my 3AM-Monster Energy-ADHD-Medicine Induced-Self Hatred-Fuelled-Writing-Extravaganza about under water welding and what you’re going to read is the dang near the best thing you will probably read in a 30 minute time frame. Underwater welding is the most dangerous, but the most profitable type of welding there is. To even perform well in this job, you must be certified in more than one field. In order to be successful …show more content…
For example, if you live in West Tennessee, you would have to move for both attending school and for work. If you was to live in place such as California, you may only have to relocate for the sake of the job and not for school. Mainly, most of the jobs in this field are located in places that are in the East and West coast. There are other jobs that you can work at that are located on oil rigs in the ocean, or you can also work on a cargo ship. Location also means how depth of a dive that you are taking or going to be in. The deeper the dive, the greater the risks or harm that can be caused.
The payout for being an underwater welder can be very promising and rewarding. Of course each employer pays a different amount, the usual salary an hour is at least $26.32. According the Bureau of Labor Statics, the average annual average is $54,750. The starting pay is good, but the longer you are in the field the better it will become. With even just the starting yearly wage, you can still live pretty comfortable without having many
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A typical underwater welder would have a diving helmet, diving suit, electrodes, stinger, an underwater welding machine (Welders, 2015). The diving helmet protect the diver’s eyes and face during the job. There are different type of helmets such as an open circuit, reclaim, and a free-flow. An open circuit helmet uses a non-return valve, which means the air you breathe is released into the water. A reclaim helmet is similar to an open circuit except the air that you breathe out is put back into the same air tank with the rest of the oxygen. The free-flow helmet is the simplest helmet out of the three, it gives the diver a great field of visibility. It is mainly used in hazardous materials and shallow water (Welders, 2015). Wet welding uses surface-supplied air, or SSA, and is crucial because it allows the welder to communicate with the surface team that control the machines. Along with the helmet, the diver will also have a diving knife, umbilical cord, harness, gas panel and compressor, bailout gas, and knife switch. The diving knife is used to cut on the project, pry a door open, or free the person from entanglement. The umbilical cord is what supplies the gas from the welder to the surface. The harness is used to keep the diver in place and to make sure he is kept in the water at the right depth. The gas panel and compressor is watched by trained professionals to keep a steady

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