Tank Vacuum

By · Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

Tank Vacuum

Offshore cutting and removal is usually undertaken as a result of decommissioning work platforms for oil and gas. In the UK this generally means in the North Sea. Due to the high volatile nature of oil and gas and the potential dangers associated with working in that environment, cutting operations at sea should be out with the highest degree of care and attention to safety.

Decommissioned materials are usually high quality steel, making it desirable recovery. This means heavy structures must be dismantled then cut into appropriate sizes for their transport to sites on the mainland. Teams heavy lifting may be necessary, along with trained personnel to operate safely and efficiently.

Submarines infrastructures have their own special challenge for the reduction and dismantling. Thermal drilling and the flame jet cutting methods can be used with good results. Offshore cutting and dismantling techniques have been developed over the years to provide the industry with effective strategies that combine safety with cost efficiency.

When it is not likely to be a risk of explosion of combustible gases, as is certainly the case in offshore oil and gas platforms, any court shall be required so as to eliminate any possibility of a spark that could light gases. Needless to say, the most common types of appliances reduction are not adequate.

The answer to this dilemma is through court Cold high pressure water jets or ultra high pressure – sometimes with a sharp-edged abrasive. The water mixes with the abrasive material forced through a nozzle fine to extremely high pressure and velocity, producing an impressive cutting power, perfect for locations such as oil platforms, where fire safety or explosion is of vital importance. Sounds simple, but the technology can cut through high-strength steels, even when the steel is up to 30 inches thick! The lack of heat produced by the cutting material is not distorted.

Cold cutting may also reduce effectively through concrete, without creating a spark, making it the ideal tool for cutting the high seas and decommissioning operations. Concrete up to one meter thick you can cut through much effort to leave a clean cut face.

Court and the decommissioning of pipelines and equipment can be dangerous work without proper care and attention. Use abrasion of water jet cutting suspension means that the task can be performed remotely, so that the whole operation much safer for all staff involved.

It requires special handling when working with materials where oil has been in transit. Spills should be kept to a minimum with procedures established to deal with any unforeseen situation that may arise during the operation.

C. J. Rose writes on the subject of cold cutting methods, waste management and offshore environmental safety for Sureclean Limited, a global leader in waste management. Topics include HP & UHP water jetting, tank/vessel cleaning, vacuum transfer/pumping, industrial painting, asbestos management/removal, HVAC/duct management, NORM management. Visit the Sureclean website to see video of cold cutting in action

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