Wachs Subsea specializes in Subsea Cutting Solutions™, manufacturing products to support the maintenance and repair activities of the offshore oil and gas industries. All are designed for safe operation and built to withstand the corrosion and pressures found at today's working depths. They include Diamond Wire Saws, Guillotine® pipe saws, Split Frame pipe cutters and the Combination Prep Tool for deepwater pipeline repair, products for above the surface or below, with topside, diver or ROV controls.
Diamond Wire Saws
Wachs Subsea offers a complete range of Diamond Wire Saws (DWS) designed for underwater cutting of horizontal or vertical pipe. Utilizing a wire cutting element infused with industrial diamonds, these newest generation saws cut quickly and resist the compressive forces that tend to stall or bind conventional machines. Wachs DWS saws are ideal for cutting through dissimilar materials such as grout and steel found on multi-string casings.
The standard DWS Diamond Wire Saw series is designed for shallow water operation, with options for diver control or topside remote control. They're the only machines of their type with a self-adjusting, auto feed system that controls wire tension, automatically matching the feed rate to the cutting rate. Their unique hydrodynamic design requires less power due to the dramatically reduced centrifugal forces during operation.
The newest DWDWS series (Deep Water Diamond Wire Saw), blue in color, includes flotation, controls and power connections designed for ROV use in deepwater repair and maintenance activities. The ROV Diamond Wire Saw is a ROV deployed saw for specialized operations.