Bluegrass' extensive understanding of concrete cutting equipment and the means to apply it in harsh work conditions makes them an industrial controlled demolition contractor you can trust to successfully complete any concrete cutting and breaking project. Bluegrass controlled demolition contractors are known in the industrial demolition industry as a company that utilizes diamond wire sawing to safely deliver on-time, efficient, concrete cutting results.
Concrete Cutting and Breaking Experience
In January 2006 Tejas Maintenance, of Odessa Texas, contracted Bluegrass concrete cutting services to diamond wire saw compressor foundations for modification and removal at the HOVENSA refinery in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Job contingencies involved:
- Extreme heat due to tropical conditions.
- Close proximity to firewalls.
- Uneven compressor dimensions in areas where they were flush to the firewalls.
- Mandatory dust and debris free work due to nearby operating compressors.
Tejas Maintenance benefited from our extensive diamond wire sawing experience and the process's ability to make efficient cuts in tight spaces and produce dust and debris free waste. Technicians were able to successfully configure the concrete cutting equipment to make vertical cuts as long as 31 feet to separate the compressors from the adjacent firewalls. Technicians then made a series of flush cuts to the compressors to segment them into smaller pieces for craned removal.
How contingencies were addressed:
- Crews were kept hydrated to deal with the heat.
- Fire retardant clothing was worn when workers operated close to compressors.
- Slurry created during cuts was vacuumed for disposal.
The project was successfully completed on time and within budget. Contact us with your concrete cutting and breaking project and our industrial demolition professionals will tailor a solution for you using our industry proven diamond wire sawing equipment.
Bluegrass controlled demolition contractors have used diamond wire sawing as part of industrial demolition techniques for three decades. Our concrete cutting services have been used for many different circumstances. Here are some more recent modifications and removals:
Medical/Hospital - Diamond wire sawing and concrete cutting services used to remove/modify a cooling tower, a cyclotron, generator foundations, linear accelerators and X-ray facilities.
Steel Mills - Concrete cutting and breaking of caster foundations, compressor pumps, cooling beds, drive line pedestals, gear box foundations, mill stands, pickle line foundations, re-heat furnaces, and roll mill upgrades.
Pulp and Paper Mills - Industrial demolition techniques used to segment couch pits, drive lines, floor penetrations, head boxes, paper machine rebuilds, press sections, rewinders, wire pits, and wood yard foundations.
Oil/Pipelines and Chemical Plants - Concrete cutting of compressor foundations, concrete supports, cooling towers, docks, motor foundations, pipeline supports, process foundations, sulfur pits, extruder motor support foundations, and reactor foundations.
WWTP - Concrete sawing and drilling of agitator foundations, chest lids, chest walls, pump foundations, and wall penetrations.
Mining and Metals Processing Plants - Metal cutting services were used to remove and/or modify ball mills, motor foundations, process foundations, and smelter upgrades.