A lot of confusion where I work about what constitutes hot work and whether or not you can perform such work on a red flag barge that has not been certified gas free by a marine chemist.
The barge is a bunker barge loaded with diesel and lube oil. The hot work is chipping with pneumatic chipping guns and buffing with electric angle grinders with wire wheels.
I personally believe this would be considered hot work and would be against the regs, policies, and procedures.
Anyone have an opinion?