An environmentally sound solution for cutting steel, composites and other surface materials, cold cutting is a cost effective and safer alternative to hot cutting, especially when there is the presence of chemical vapours or degassing.

Ultra High Pressure (UHP) Cold Cutting eliminates the need for degassing and effectively and efficiently prepares the surface for re-welding.

This can be beneficial for the cutting and preparation of structural concrete, structural steel, and tanks in holding facilities such as petrochemical plants, or in other situations where flammable materials are stored and transported.

We utilise the most up to date remotely controlled water jetting machines where UHP water is applied at the cutting head and an abrasive mixture is added for precision cutting and safety.

Our UHP water jet cutting is ideal for cold cutting applications when cleaning heat exchangers and reactors, and descaling tanks and vessels, among others. Other applications include:

  • Exposing corroded reinforcement bars
  • Roughening concrete surfaces
  • Raking out joints
  • Widening cracks for refilling
  • Tank and vessel cleaning
  • Cutting access openings in storage tanks
  • Plant upgrade works including maintenance, removal, repair, and inspection.

We customise our water jet tools according to the type of cold cutting required. Our cold cutting service can be designed to cut through:

  • Steel
  • Heat-resistant refractory
  • Plastics
  • Fibre-glass
  • Concrete
  • Stainless steel
  • Cast iron