Hydraulic cutting tools and systems specialist, Webtool, has released a new heavy-duty cutter, the Webtool HCV220. Designed to cut cable, umbilical and risers in severe working conditions, the cutter can be deployed subsea mounted on an ROV, and as a deck-mounted cutter for planned production cutting.
The Webtool HCV220 cutter is the newest addition to Webtool’s range of dedicated cutters for cable and umbilical. Designed to cut though the toughest armoured cables in seconds, it comprises a jaw containing a blade and anvil powered by an inbuilt pressure intensifier. Once the cable or umbilical is positioned in the jaw and the anvil closed, the guillotine blade is activated. Unlike other cutting methods where there is a risk of the item flexing during cutting and either trapping or snapping the blade, closing the guillotine’s anvil locks the cable in position ensuring the cut is completed successfully, typically within a couple of minutes.
The Webtool cutter can be used at any water depth; its robust steel design with electroless nickel plating is resistant to corrosion. An integrated interlock ensures that the blade cannot activate until the anvil is fully deployed, making it safe in low visibility environments. Weighing 320kg in the air, the cutter uses 210 bar maximum input pressure.
"We now offer a range of heavy-duty cable and umbilical cutters that provide a safe and reliable method of cutting cables from 100mm up to 330mm diameter,” says Keith Elliot, managing director Allspeeds Ltd. "The ease of deployment of the HCV220 makes is suitable for both offshore and subsea deployment as part of cable lay operations.”
Webtool HCV220 cutter is part of the Webtool range of high-performance hydraulic cutters and systems, designed and manufactured exclusively by Allspeeds Ltd in the UK.