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How Can Water Cut Through Steel?

 

 

A water jet is a powerful tool capable of cutting through metal parts. The best advantage is, it uses only a stream of high-pressure water, no chemicals needed. Water jetting can cut through metal, wood marble, and so much more.

An incredible feat that proves if you get water flowing fast enough, it can cut through metal. At Clean Sweep Hydroblasting, our water jetting service is about 30 times the pressure of your local power washer.

Cutting Through Metal Using Water

The key to effectively cutting through metal with water is to keep the water jet coherent. Thus, when the water is channeled through a narrow nozzle at very high pressure. This prevents the water jet from getting dull as well as from overheating.

Back in the 1960s, high-pressure water jets were used in mining. Not until about 10 years ago did industries start using water jetting for cutting metal. Around 190 was when abrasive water jetting was first used.

Advances in Water Jetting Power  

Back in the day, only a single piece of metal could be cut at a time. Whether you used a saw or other cutting mechanical processes.

In today’s industry, abrasive water jets are computer controlled to cut many materials. With the capability of 5,000 to 42,000 PSI, water jetting can cut through:

  • Marble
  • Concrete
  • Granite
  • Stone
  • Metal
  • Plastic
  • Wood
  • Stainless Steel

Advantages of Water Jetting

The power of our water jetting service is capable of cutting material as thin as five-thousandths of an inch. This process saves material and machinery costs in addition to being:

  • Odorless
  • Dust-Free
  • Heat Free

Water Jet Usage

Water jetting provides the most effective industrial water blasting service for:

  • Tanks
  • Boilers
  • Interior & Exterior Surface Preparation
  • Evaporators & Heat Exchangers
  • Drainage Lines
  • Processing Pipes & Production Equipment

The key to cutting through metal with water is to keep the water flow consistent. Fully maintain the direction of the water jet in order to leverage the full pressure of the water.

At Clean Sweep Hydroblasting, we provide the most powerful and effective water jetting. From cutting through metal to surface preparation, we handle all your industrial hydroblasting needs. We take pride in providing the safest and most reliable hydroblasting service.

For efficient and cost-effective hydroblasting, contact us at (561) 793-1509.

 

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