For years Murrco Fabrication’s competition pit boxes have been the go-to tool cart for Saturday night racers. Now the Nashville area metal fabricator is extending its business beyond the motorsports industry with the opening of a new waterjet job shop cutting service.
From a treacherous sea ice channel in the Canadian High Arctic to remote jungle outposts in South America, MATTRACKS® rubber track conversion systems make it possible to traverse the world's most unforgiving terrains and travel to far-flung places once inaccessible by vehicle.
As a manufacturer of precision gaskets and packings, AP Services processes more than 50 rush orders each day to meet the rigorous 24/7 demands of the world’s crucial power generation, chemical and waste-water treatment industries.
This industrious and growing company was started in 1991 in Freeport, Pa. Since then, owners Jeff and Kenny Hemphill have taken the business global and have expanded its production facility to two plants totaling 48,000 square feet.
When you’re good at what you do, word gets around.
That’s how an ultra-high pressure waterjet contractor from St. Paul, Minnesota, won a major project at an oil refinery in far-off Ndola, Zambia.
Spin the globe and you’ll find Zambia right in the heart of southern Africa, nearly 8,400 miles (1400K) from St. Paul, its borders aptly shaped liked a flexed arm which could symbolize the nation’s determined economic recovery.
Natural gas production in older United Kingdom North Sea gasfields is tailing off and energy companies are now having to finance major decommissioning works. Platforms and all their gas processing equipment are required by British and Norwegian law to be entirely removed after shutdown right down to the seabed.
In January and February of 1991, Saddam Hussein's retreating troops detonated and set fire to 750 of Kuwait's 900 oil wells, creating a virtual hell on earth as 5 million barrels of oil a day fed the raging infernos and blackened the sky for days on end with choking, poisonous smoke.
When a Louisiana contractor needed a faster method of cutting holes into Inconel® pipe for a unique refinery project, they called Jet Edge in St. Michael, Minn.
The contractor was in a bind. After two days at throwing everything they had at the 1.625" thick Inconel with a hole boring drill, they had yet to cut a single a hole, and they needed to cut eight 10" holes.
The conventional method for dismantling or repairing petroleum storage tanks is to cut them apart with oxyacetylene torches and hand-held gouges. Sound a little hazardous and time consuming? Mass Technology Corporation thought so too. Convinced that there had to be a better way, Mass Technology launched its Safe-Cut service, and acquired the rights to a cold-cutting process for the refinery industry using ultra-high pressure waterjets.
Jet Edge was recently featured on the History Channel's Modern Marvels: Under Pressure episode (Jan. 30, 2012 on H2).
During Under Pressure, Modern Marvels explores the science behind Jet Edge's 90,000 psi industrial waterjet cutting technology and explains how ordinary tap water and sand can be transformed into a cutting stream powerful enough to cut through 15-inch titanium and precise enough to manufacture precision parts for teams racing in the NASCAR® Sprint Cup Series.