Abrasive water jet 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.
|Industry||Primary Use||Pressures (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 - Coal||Cutting structural steel, piping and vessels||20,000 to 40,000|
|Power Generation - Nuclear||Cutting structural steel, piping and vessels||20,000 to 40,000|