Cold cutting is increasingly being specified for its inherent safety advantages.

cold cutting

Cold Cutting Pipe

Modern cold cutting allows for the cutting of piping from under 1” to well over 120” with the option to cut any of the commonly used weld joint bevels to complete the end prep while cutting the pipe. Torch cutting and grinding can produce extremely hazardous conditions in the presence of hydrocarbons while cold cutting, as the name indicates, does not produce any sparks and very little heat making it an inherently safe cutting method. Cold cutting is a highly versatile, precise, and safe method of cutting pipe that allows workers to operate the cutting tool from a safe distance.

Unlike grinding or torching operations, cold cutting produces no sparks or flames making it inherently safe. A hot work permit is not required in most cases.

Check our Safety Record

Flange Facing / Milling Operations

Through their service life, the sealing faces of flanges are subjected to wear and tear and need to be renewed to allow the gasket to seal tightly to the flange faces. HSI offers flange facing by ASME PCC-1 qualified technicians that have been trained to spot and measure the allowable defects on flange faces. We can reface the flanges on site without the need to remove or replace the flange when necessary. Our technicians and inventory of flange facing tools allows us to field machine flanges on piping greater than 1” in a safe and controlled environment.

cold cutting