UHP water jet cutting

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 abrasive water jet cutting service is the preferred alternative for operations where flame cutting is prohibited. This 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 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.


Contact us today to learn more.