SMP Prothermic Underwater Cutting Rods can be used 1000ft below the surface of the North Sea or by the local fabrication and welding companies on dry land. The SMP Prothermic Underwater Cutting Rod eliminate the time and cost of the conventional and difficult cutting techniques used today.
The rods can be used on the following types of materials most types of the steel cast iron stainless steel non-ferrous metals concrete rock rope and wood.
The rods require suitable oxycutting torch with the capability of fitting 38 collets oxygen regulator a power supply from a large commercial vehicle battery (12 volt) orand arc welding machine and sufficient hose and cable to reach the job sites the prothermic rod burns at an approximate temperature of 10000 degrees fahrenheit and will continue to burn even when the power supply is turned off. Simply turn the oxygen supply off and the rod stops burning. The width of the cutting is approximately 12 wide depending on the experience of the operator and will cut metal up to severalinches thick.
SMP can provide a single box of Prothermic Rods to a complete system ready to use. The types of contract the rods have been used on are for example
UNDERWATER USE:Cutting through steel bracings on offshore structures oil and gas pipe lines both steel and concrete coated. Removing underwater foundations of jetties and piers cutting through concrete caissons cutting up sunken vessels all types of marine salvage and propeller removal.
ON THE SURFACE:By demolition and scrap contractors for penetrating and cutting through most types of metals railway engineers for cutting through tracks machinery companies for cutting through large and difficult tasks foundries for cutting through shafts and large pieces of steel. concrete contractors for cutting through concrete and rock without reinforcing. steel erection companies in connecting bridge construction and repairs.