Cold Cutting Service

Ultra high pressure water jet abrasive that cuts through hard surfaces of various materials including concrete, steel and plastics in industrial environments.

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Water jetting cold cutting services

Cleanaway tailors ultra high pressure water jet abrasive cutting to suit almost any application, including in refineries and chemical plants where volatile gases are present. Using ultra high pressure water jetting for abrasive cutting (cold cutting) is a cost-effective alternative to diamond saw cutting, grinder and blow torch cutting on steel.

Also known as hydro cutting, our water jet cutting service is the preferred alternative for operations where flame cutting is prohibited. This method is an extremely accurate and efficient method for cutting through different materials of varying thickness. Cold cutting allows us to cut through dense surfaces without adversely influencing the surface structure or mechanical properties of the material.

Cold cutting applications

Cleanaway’s Ultra High Pressure (UHP) water jet cutting is ideal for cold cutting applications when cleaning heat exchangers and reactors and for 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

Cleanaway customises 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

Our abrasive hydro cutting tools are operated remotely and meet all safety requirements.

Cold cutting in action
Using ultra high-pressure water at 36,000 psi/2482 bar, our hydro cutting service uses vacuum induced abrasion that can cut any shape required depending on the job. Its customisable pressure allows it to pierce through all solid surfaces with varying thickness.

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Key customers

Heavy industry

Using ultra high pressure water jetting for abrasive cutting (cold cutting) is a cost-effective alternative to diamond saw cutting, grinder and blow torch cutting on steel.

Plant shutdowns

Our water jetting services can be used to cut an access opening in storage tanks and as part of plant upgrade works including maintenance, removal, repair, and inspection.

Why choose Cleanaway

Specialist fleet and experienced experts

Our services are delivered by expert personnel and supported by a network of state-of-the-art assets.

Maximised resource recovery

We make sure that your waste is collected, disposed of, recovered and recycled wherever possible.

Tailored to your business needs

We understand your requirements and challenges, working together to develop tailored solutions to increase efficiencies, reduce downtime and costs.

Suite of complementary services

We provide a suite of construction services and solutions that can help improve the efficiency and quality of site operations.

More solutions for Industrial Construction Services

Fully compliant and safe industrial services, equipment and solutions for the construction, mining, and manufacturing sectors including roadworks, surface reparations and the management of related waste.
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Find your nearest Cleanaway team

We are in every major city and region in Australia. Chances are you will find us not too far away from where you are. We’re in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Perth, as well as Karratha, Rockhampton, Newcastle, Geelong, Port Augusta, Albury, and more.