Applications

Abrasive Water Jet Cutting

Abrasive water jet cutting is a process using special tools capable of slicing into metal or other materials using a jet of water at a high velocity and pressure, or by using a mixture of water and an abrasive substance.

 

Due to the self-cooling attributes and lack of an ignition source, abrasive cutting is a safer method of cutting in potentially explosive atmospheres or around flammable materials, such as in gas-line construction and maintenance applications. Using abrasive water jet cutting on metal surfaces allows for the metal to be unharmed and unchanged.

Drainage and Sewer Cleaning

Drain jetting can be used on all types of drains and obstructions. With the water manipulated to such high pressures and flow rates, it is powerful enough to clear blockages caused by grease, fat, scale and tree roots. This is a very effective method in drain clearing.

Pipe Cleaning

In a large variety of industrial applications, the use of pipes to transfer material to a different location is a standard practice. These materials can vary dramatically from application to application; however, no matter the substance, most pipes need to be cleaned, and high pressure water jetting is an effective process to maintain the efficiency of these pipes.

Surface Preparation and Surface Cleaning

Do you need to prepare or clean a hard surface, such as asphalt, concrete, or metal? Water jetting is a solution that allows the integrity of the surface to be unfazed by high pressure water cleaning. The use of high pressure water jetting for surface preparation and surface cleaning can eliminate rust, old coatings, product residue or even damaged concrete prior to re-pouring.

In addition, water jetting can provide a revitalised surface, making it possible for new coatings to adhere without old particles impeding the surface area.

Road Marking Removal

Road markings traditionally need to be burned off, which is time consuming and produces dangerous smoke and fumes. However, utilising high pressure water jetting equipment as a road markings removal method is highly safe, efficient, and environmentally friendly.

Tank Cleaning / Vessel Cleaning

Tanks or process vessels are used in a variety of industries for process, storage and transportation of materials. Examples can be found in reactors, tank trucks, railcars, barges and ship cargo tanks. For ease of cleaning, a three-dimensional tool can be dropped into the tank or vessel.

The high pressure water is rotated on all three axes, completely cleaning the entire vessel or tank. The cleaning tool is operated from an exterior position, which provides a safer environment for the operator by eliminating the need to gain entry in a confined space.

Hydro Demolition

Hydro Demolition is a concrete removal technique which utilities high pressure water to remove deteriorated and sound concrete as well as asphalt and grout.

Tube Cleaning

Tubes are classified differently from pipes. Tubes are typically smaller and clustered together. High pressure water is used to unclog tubes throughout a plant to keep the production and heat transfer efficient. The need for cleaning arises because the transported medium can cause deposits which build up in the tubes and cause obstructions.

 

Over time, corrosion of the tubes can also be a cause of reduced tube efficiency or even tube failure. Jetstream tube cleaning products can remove unwanted deposits and build-up in heat exchangers, boilers, fin fans and piping systems.

Runway Maintenance

In the event of airport runways being exploited to spills or leaks of oil, rubber residue and grease, water jetting can be utilised to quickly remove unwanted material without compromising the existing runway surface.

Subsea

Water jetting is commonly used subsea for a variety of applications.

  • Cleaning of structures and pipelines for inspection or repair.
  • Weight coat removal.
  • Cold cutting of steel pipes, or structures for removal.
  • Concrete hydrodemolition
  • Abrasive jetting

With the Jetstream pump, repairs can be made in a matter of minutes rather than hours, a diver can stay down while packings or valves are replaced, and then continue working with minimum disruption to the dive schedule, and reduced vessel time.

Hydrostatic Tests

Hydrostatic testing is the most common method employed for testing pipes and pressure vessels. Using this test helps maintain safety standards and durability of a vessel over time.

 

A hydrostatic test is a way in which pressure vessels such as pipelinesplumbinggas cylindersboilers and fuel tanks can be tested for strength and leaks.

 

The Jetstream Hydrostatic Test Units are designed to offer a robust, dependable, and versatile machine to operators around the world. Standard working pressures range from 7,500 to 20,000 PSI (500 to 1400 bar) at 125HP.