Research

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Cutting torches are delivered in a Special case including our unique in water igniting device. It’s also a part of our fast, economic and easy to use system.
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Pvl Cutting Torch

OXY/Thermic cutting torch

Required material

  • PVL Torch

  • Hoses 100 metre

  • Gas regulator

  • Oxygen O2 per m³

  • Gas mixture per 79ltr

  • Underwater igniter

  • Oxy/Thermic torch

  • Hoses & 50mm cable 100 metre

  • Earth cable 100 metre

  • Welding generator

  • Oxygen O2 per m³

  • Electrodes per box

  • Gas regulator

  • Cut off switch (Knife switch)

Transportation Weight and Dimensions

Torch, hoses, regulator & spares
L x B x H = 58 x 78 x 40
Total Weight = 65kg

MAP Gas bottle
L x B x H = 30 x 30 x 127
Bottle weight = 32kg
Gas weight = 34kg

Torch, cables, switch, regulator & spares
L x B x H = 120 x 100 x 75
Total Weight = 300kg

Thermic electrodes per box
L x B x H = 50 x 10 x 10
Total Weight = 12kg

DC generator (Powcon)
L x B x H = 84 x 51 x 50
Total Weight =100kg

Consumption Proportions

1 Bottle of Gas to 10 bottles of Oxygen

10 Packs of Electrodes to 10 bottles of Oxygen

Divers involved in the PVL Cutting tests

Personnel and Locations: In the Roermond harbour.

Diver 1

  • Easy to ignite

  • Quick cut

  • Easy operation

  • Easy adjustment

  • Little material required (no generator, earth cable etc.)

  • Robust cutting torch with no/minimal maintenance

Diver 2

  • Simple to start

  • Simple for me to burn

  • Ideal when used for what it is designed

Cutting Torch Test

Diver 

Location 

Material 

Initial Oxygen Pressure 

Final Oxygen Pressure 

Cylinder Capacity

Total O2 Consumption 

ltr Initial Gas Pressure

Final Gas Pressure 

Consumed electrodes 

Time Began 

Time Finished 

Total Time 

Visibility 

Total Cost of Cut 

PVL Cutting Torch 

Diver 1

Weert

Steel strip 160x1200x25mm 

180 bar 120 bar 

160 bar 100 bar 

40 ltr 47 ltr 50 ltr

1740 ltr 

-

-

Not applic 

11:56 

12:02 

 6 min 17 secs 

35 cm 

€11.00 

Oxy/Thermic Cutting Torch

Diver 1

Weert

Steel strip 160 x 1200 x 25mm

195 bar

50 bar

50 ltr

7250 ltr

Not applic

Not applic

19

09:27

10:08

41 mins

35 cm

€ 86.00

Conclusion

ADVANTAGES

  • Lightweight & compact for transport

  • Low consumable costs

  • Easy to ignite

  • Simple operation

  • Quick cutting in the right conditions

  • Good vision of the cut through the material

  • No risk from temporary blindness (arceye)

  • No power supply required (electricity)

  • Equipment does not need to be rust-proof

  • Clean, straight cut

  • Minimal maintenance & spares

  • No excuses relating to torch problems

  • Easy to use for unskilled personnel

  • Less chance of leaving uncut material (bridges)

  • Ability to cut thick material

DISADVANTAGES

  • Experience and practice is needed to cut some types of bracings

  • Nearly everything is possible to cut

  • Louder than the Oxy/Thermic torch

  • Gas should not be too cold

  • Gas bottles should be kept in a warm environment

PVL International

31 Weijererf 

Reusel, 5541

The Netherlands

Telephone: +31(0)655 132 589

E-mail: info@pvlint.nl

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