Cold Cutting and Beveling
Available in sizes to 150 inches (381cm)
No spark or flame to ignite combustible gasses
Reduced exposure to line contents
Powered pneumatically or hydraulically
Cold cutting is the first step in the industry known as Cold Cut/Isolation/Hydrotest System. ISOTECH technicians can simultaneously cut and bevel your piping without the use of flames or producing sparks in your facility. Cold cutting offers many advantages over other methods of pipe cutting. Because there is no spark or flame produced, cold cutting does not require lines to be gas free. In some instances, it also eliminates the need to obtain a hot work permit to simply cut a piece of pipe.
Safety is ensured through the omission of sparks and flames which guarantee there will be no ignition of combustible gasses left in the line. Exposure to the contents of the pipe is greatly reduced due to the operation of the cutting tool. Because the machine mounts on the OD of the pipe and cuts from the outside to the inside in multiple passes, the ID of the pipe is only penetrated during the last few seconds of the cutting process. This reduces the exposure of the contents of the pipe to the environment and personnel, reducing risk when cutting pipes with dangerous contents. The ability to operate the cutting device remotely further protects all personnel in the area around the cut.
The cold cutting machine has a split frame design which allows for easy installation and adjustments on existing piping systems. Because the profile of the cold cutting machine is minimal, the machine only requires a small footprint to operate, less than six inches of radial clearance in many circumstances.
When you need fast, accurate precision machined cuts, call ISOTECH. Upon completion of the cutting job, ISOTECH can also isolate the line by utilizing the Isolation Tool.