Chukar to Exhibit Deepwater Subsea Waterjet at OTC ASIA
Chukar Waterjet, Inc. and Gurimas Marine & Engineering Sdn Bhd (GME) announced that Chukar Waterjet’s innovative deepwater subsea water jet technology will be on exhibit at OTC Asia March 25-28 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in Malaysia.
Chukar Waterjet is a manufacturer and applications consultant for subsea ultra-high pressure waterjet equipment for underwater cutting and cleaning operations. The company is represented in Malaysia by Gurimas Marine and Engineering Sdn Bhd (GME).
Capable of operating at depths in excess of 3,000 meters, Chukar Waterjet’s deepwater subsea waterjet system produces a 3,800 bar ultra-high pressure waterjet that can cut through 250 mm steel or quickly blast away coatings and marine growth. Chukar’s powerful system improves the safety and effectiveness of subsea operations and has numerous advantages over conventional subsea cutting and cleaning tools, giving operators increased flexibility and access to larger projects. Unlike conventional tools, waterjet cuts without heat, reducing the hazard of igniting trapped pockets of gas during cutting. In addition, the tools used in a waterjet system cannot bind in the cut, jeopardizing asset integrity.
Chukar’s subsea waterjet equipment has numerous applications for deepwater emergency response operations, salvage operations, and rapid de-mobilization operations. It can be used to blast away coatings and marine growth to inspect welds, or as a cutting tool in emergency response and salvage operations. Waterjetting equipment also may be used to provide turbulence in a stream of methanol for hydrate remediation, an application Chukar developed in emergency response to the Gulf oil spill, when the company was asked to rapidly manufacture a system to clear a clogged containment system 1,500 meters underwater.