Offshore Platforms and FPSO units are notorious for having skids and other items welded onto their decks. It is often common during re-configurations that those skids, double plating and so need to be relocated or altogether removed.
Most often than not a Cold Work approach is desirable. This approach is particularly desirable for three reasons; shorter turnaround times, the inability to get a Hot Work Permit, and more importantly safety.
TFT-PNEUMATIC’s Certified Cold Work Cutting Tools are hands down the best option in the market for skid removal. Whether it’s a skid or double plating/decking, 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.
Our weld seam cutting discs can be run flush to the deck and eliminate structures from the base. For a variety of applications, we also have grinders to finish the deck completely flush. See below for some applications of our tools being used to remove welded structures.
See below for some applications for pictures of our Certified Cold Work Weld Seam Removal System A-0300.
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