Title

Use of High Pressure Water Jets for Cutting Granite

Abstract

Conventional methods of quarrying granite are becoming increasingly expensive in real and environmental terms. The existing flame torch is, for example, a slow, destructive and noisy method of creating slots. In order to overcome the problems of current equipment, a high pressure water jet slotting device has been developed, field evaluated and is now in commercial production. Water jet cutting also has advantages in secondary preparation of monument stone, where the jets can create straight surfaces and right angled cuts to an adequate level for final surface acceptance. The productivity and methodology for this is discussed. (A)

Meeting Name

2nd U.S. Water Jet Conference

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1983 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

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