Being able to use our Air Tools underwater has both benefits and drawbacks. The main benefit is that it is Certified as Cold Work, the main drawback is that when the tool is not powered saltwater may enter the tool. For such a situation we recommend minimizing the non-operational time of the tool while underwater. Once the job is finished add oil into the air tool inlet as to flush any water.
Alternatively, our rotating files, cutting discs and weld seam removal discs can be used with hydraulic tools, which are designed to be used under continuous operation while underwater.
Contact us for specific fitting and more information.
Benefits at a glance:
- Certified and Classified as Cold Work Tools
- No Hot Sparks – No damage to coatings nearby
- Low Heat (average 95-105°F grinding steel)
- Low Noise (<85 dBA)
- No Dangerous Sharp Splinters
- No Low Vibration (Average < 3.1 m/s²)
- Roughness Profile 40-75 microns (2.5 mils) 1600 psi on Pull Test.
TFT Safety Tools (Non-Sparking Tools)
TFT-PNEUMATIC – Safety Tools offer the most advanced Surface Preparation and cutting system in the World mainly used in Explosive Environments. As our tools are Classified and Certified as COLD WORK TOOLS by DNV, we do not require Hot Work permits, Slowdowns, Shutdowns, Habitats, Fireguards, etc.
We simply request a Blanket Permit for the Compressor, hook up the tools and start working. Spot repair is one of the jobs where our tools excel, there is no flaking of the paint and we can feather our way in and out. On top of our 2.5 mil profile and our mechanical white metal surface prep, we are the best solution for small or medium size jobs.
While the Work Units remain operational we can work in multiple areas without disturbing the asset. As Boat Owners/Operators your job is to Maximize Safety and return on investment while minimizing costs. Let us help you minimize costs by maximizing the operational time of your assets while doing it with a COLD WORK TOOL.
Don’t let corrosion and repairs get in your way. Contact us for more information, we are just a click or phone call away.