Cutting and surface preparation in explosive atmospheres

RGL have been working in refineries, oil and gas facilities both in the UK and abroad for nearly forty years. You can count on our experience.

Our fleet of pumps are “refinery ready” and maintained to a very high standard by our in house maintenance team of engineers.

Abrasive Water Jet Cutting

Our services include

  • Spark-free water jet cutting storage tanks, pipelines and structural steel in volatile atmospheres where other methods pose a risk of ignition.
  • Coatings removal and surface preparation for storage tanks and other steel structures without the necessity of scaffolding, and dust-free as we use no abrasive.
  • Refractory lining removal using a remote controlled hydrodemolition process which preserves Y anchors/ hex-mesh and avoids the risks associated with the use of jackhammers. Furthermore, this technology keeps operators outside the confined space whist the refractory removal operations are taking place.
  • Process pipeline cleaning through straight sections, or pipes with multiple bends to remove slurry, rust, limescale, marine growth and/or failed protective coatings. Our Rotoream pipeline cleaning system, is suitable for pipes of almost any diameter and copes with multiple bends.
  • Heat exchanger cleaning to unblock and clean tubes to a very high standard, very quickly, using the latest automated equipment.
  • Tank Column and vessel cleaning using remote control jetting equipment keeping the operatives out of confined spaces and at a safe distance from the jet.
  • Boiler and Economiser Cleaning an extremely fast and effective way of removing deposits from Super Heaters, Economisers and Tube Banks to restore boiler performance quickly, efficiently and safely
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Exploration sites

For exploratory drilling sites we undertake cleaning drill tubes which are contaminated with Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (N.O.R.M) hydrocarbons, mud and scale. UHP water jetting is the is the ideal medium for this type of work as it removes all traces of contaminant from all types of tubes.

For this specialist work RGL pioneered a capability comprising of an ultra-high pressure water jetting system complete with a vacuum waste containment capability, all mounted in ISO containers. We can handle internal and external cleaning of tubes of most lengths and diameters.

This system can be deployed at short notice and set up on a client’s site avoiding the necessarily to transport potentially hazardous “N.O.R.M. carrying” tubes and returning any natural contaminants back to their source.

Supplying expert services for expert customers

Great work can only come from great partnerships. Here are just a few of the amazing customers that have challenged us to find a water jetting solution, and we've delivered.


RGL are the UK’s leading interface between water jetting technology and the job to be done.

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