The Keri Cable has been removed from the UCTTOA.
WARNING The Kerie Cable should not be used to cut nonferrous metals underwater since they do not oxidize and have to be melted. Experience has shown that this can result in a violent explosion which could be fatal.
For UCT operations, exothermic electrodes are preferred because they continue to burn after the current is switched off without loss in efficiency. They can also be used for cutting nonferrous metals and some nonmetals.
The exothermic electrode is held in a cutting torch as illustrated in Figure 2-25. Additional required equipment includes:
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