Cold Cutting

Abrasive water jet cutting (or Cold Cutting) is a process using special tools capable of slicing into metal or other materials using a jet of water at a high velocity and pressure, or by using a mixture of water and an abrasive substance. Due to the self-cooling attributes and lack of an ignition source, abrasive cutting is a safer method of cutting in potentially explosive atmospheres or around flammable materials, such as in gas-line construction and maintenance applications. Using abrasive water jet cutting on metal surfaces allows for the metal to be unharmed and unchanged.

Typical applications are:

Primary Use
Pressure (psi)
Construction Precision cutting of concrete in areas where ignition or excessive dust is problematic 20,000 to 40,000
Marine Pipe cutting for rig de-commissioning or salvage  20,000 to 40,000
Petrochemical Cutting structural steel, piping and vessesl on offshore production plateforms 20,000 to 40,000
Power Generation Cutting structural steel, piping and vessels 20,000 to 40,000