28th January 2022

Waterjet cutting to avoid sparks flying

How do you cut through a metal partition to access an underground tunnel full of flammable methane gas caused by stagnant water?

A flame cutter (Oxy Fuel Cutter) could not be used as this would cause sparks to fly with potential for explosion.

The only other method was waterjet cutting. This uses a high-pressure water jet to cut through the metal causing no sparks. This then allowed the engineers to safely pump the foul water out and not damage any of the brickwork in this listed building.

Job done! Job safe! Well done to the entire team involved.

 

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