HP Water Jetting for Steel, Composite Materials and Concrete

The combination of harnessed high pressure water with a sharp-edged abrasive is an incredibly effective technique. This can be utilised for cold cutting and is particularly effective on steel, concrete and other composite materials.

Water jet cutting using these methods is contact-free. There is no significant heat generation or deformation. Furthermore, the diversity of the UHP jetting units allows the flow and pressure outputs to be adjusted in order to achieve maximum efficiency over several applications.


Cold Cutting: A Safe Alternative in Hazardous Areas

The ability to effectively control and harness the power of the water jet (coupled with no significant heat generation) makes this application a safe and convenient alternative to hot cutting. This provides a practical solution for completing operations adjacent to ‘live’ plant in potentially hazardous areas.


Zoned Specialist Equipment

NRC owns an extensive range of zoned specialist equipment. This includes a selection of manipulators, tracking and accessories. They’re capable of efficiently cold-cutting linear, circumferential and circular cuts of steel plate, pipework, bulkheads, and solid composite material.

Key Features

  • Use in hazardous areas
  • Diversity of Applications – Tanks, Vessels, Pipework, Reinforced Concrete
  • Bespoke Manipulators
  • Magnetic, Pneumatic Suction and Chain tracking options
  • Remotely Operated for enhanced operator safety
  • Enhanced Safety of Operatives


Mechanical Cutting – Milling Techniques or Diamond Wire

NRC recognises that cold cutting methodology using high pressure water with abrasive is not suitable for all applications. Therefore, NRC offers alternative cutting solutions using traditional milling techniques or diamond wire as the cutting media.

Cutting using this application/methodology offers a flexible, clean and efficient cutting system. It provides an alternative solution for the cutting of a range of materials including steel, concrete and other composites.


More Information

For more information or an informal discussion about Cold Cutting of Steel, Concrete and Composite Materials call NRC on +44 (0)1651 869349 or email sales@nrcc.com

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