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Speciality Enterprises (T/A) Weldcraftpro

Here as Speciality Welds we offer a range of welding expertise, products and services, including;

  • Underwater Welding & General Consultancy
  • Welding procedure Specification Approval (WPS)
  • Welder Training (MMA/MIG-MAG, TIG & oxy-fuel)
  • Qualification of welders & welding procedures
  • Welding inspection / NDT services
  • QA/QC manuals/working instructions/method statements.
  • Accredited Zurich Insurance welding Surveyors
  • Failure investigation
  • Destructive Weld Testing

We also manufacture a wide range of welding and cutting consumables and equipment for underwater welding, and supply new and used welding machines, consumables and other welding equipment for general engineering uses. Our own brand products include:

  • Nautilus welding electrodes (C-Mn steel)
  • FireFly safety/control isolation switches
  • Stinger underwater electrode holder
  • Auto-darkening welding lens (waterproof)

We also offer a range of new & used electric welding and plasma cutting machines, including:

  • Mahe (inverters)
  • Arc-Gen (diesel generators)
  • Laspro (transformer-rectifiers)

David Keats our MD. has been involved in the welding industry since the early 70’s, having initially served his time as a welder for a structural engineering company, but has also worked in the following industries;

  • Pressure vessels
  • Process pipe work
  • Hydraulics
  • Chemical tanks
  • Railways
  • Glass moulding
  • Aircraft
  • Structural steel and bridges
  • Lifting & HGV Trailer equipment
  • Marine
  • Off-shore

After qualifying as a commercial diver in the early 80’s David was involved with both wet and hyperbaric welding offshore, and in the civil engineering sector.  During the 80’s he gained various qualifications in NDT, welding inspection, ultrasonic, MPI and DP and worked as both inspector and welder/diver.  In 1987 David set up ‘Hydromech Technical Services Ltd.’ and provided welding, inspection and training services.  In 1988 he qualified as an instructor with STA College and completed other TWI technical welding qualifications.  In 1990 he wrote his first book ‘The Professional Divers Manual on Wet Welding’ published by Woodhead Publishing.  In 1991 David introduced the UK’s first National qualification in underwater welding, through The Marine & Engineering Training Association and began offering training  both in the UK and overseas .  In 1994 we became an M&ETA  approved assessment centre.

Continuing with his studies, David qualified as an International/European welding technologist and received a Diploma in welding engineering and technology in 1992.  In 1997 he gained a National certificate in metals technology from Bradford & Ilkley College.  More recently, in 2000 David qualified as a Senior Welding Inspector.  In 2004 he completed the second revised edition of his book, entitled ‘A Welder’s Mate’, published by Troubador, and is presently preparing a thesis for senior member of TWI/Chartered Engineer status.

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