Wiresawing Hardened Steel - High Pressure Steam Turbines

Published 11/3 at 09:05

Cutting up to 1.8m diameter solid hardened steel (NiCrMoV for the interest of all the metallurgists out there) is not for the fainthearted.

After a number of contractors turned it down and said it couldn't be done, Dymatec's client Drillcut took it on with aplomb. After conducting several tests, the Dymatec Diaform Duo, double electroplated wire was the only one up to the job. Drillcut had to make 7 cuts in total with an average size of 1m in diameter. The unique steel used in the turbines had been in use for over 30 years and baked in temperatures up to 600⁰C thus tempering the steel to a phenomenal degree of hardness. It just shows what is achievable when you couple a contractor with experience to a supplier with world leading products and above all, a "can do attitude".

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