Refineries are notorious for having skids and other items welded on to their tanks and other surfaces. It is often common during re-configurations and repairs that those skids, double plating and so need to be relocate or altogether removed. For this particular case corrosion was setting in on the Top of the Tank and the support arm needed to be cut off. The surface needed to be repaired and a new bracket added.
Most often than not a Cold Work approach is desirable and particularly in an Operating Unit. This approach is particularly desirable for four reasons; shorter turnaround times, the inability to get a Hot Work Permit, the need not to postpone the job and more importantly safety.
TFT-PNEUMATIC’s Certified Cold Work Cutting Tools are hands down the best option in the market for cutting & weld seam removal applications. Whether it’s a skid, or double plating/decking, or simply removing a structure, we have tools that will remove the weld and be Certified as Cold Work, thus not needing a Hot Work Permit, Habitats, Shutdowns, Fireguards and so on.
See below for some applications for pictures of our Certified Cold Work Cutting and Weld Seam Removal System A-0300.