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Waterjet Technology Helps BP Cap Gulf Oil Leak

Jet Edge and Chukar Waterjet Team up to Develop Water Jet System That Operates in Water Depths Exceeding 5,000 Feet

Water jet technology companies Jet Edge, Inc. and Chukar Waterjet, Inc. recently played a key role in helping BP stop the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. The companies provided ultra-high pressure waterjet equipment and application expertise to blast away hydrate ice crystals that had formed inside a containment cap at the spill site, clogging the containment system.

Jet Edge custom engineered a 36,000 psi waterjet intensifier pump that was dropped 5,000 feet into the Gulf to power a robot-operated waterjetting lance that blasted away the hydrates. To ensure the hydrate remediation project’s success, Jet Edge utilized advanced filtration and ultra-high pressure seal technology capable of withstanding the harsh undersea environment. The system was designed to blast with sea water or liquid gas. As a result, Jet Edge developed the first-known waterjet system capable of operating in water depths in excess of 5,000 feet, opening a new frontier for waterjet technology.

Chukar Waterjet provided onsite applications engineering services throughout the project, working with a subsea technology company, an offshore logistics and supply company, an offshore transportation company, BP, and an independent safety group to ensure successful completion of the project.

For more information about Jet Edge water jet systems, visit or call 1-800-JET-EDGE (538-3343).

For more information about Chukar Waterjet, visit, or call 1-888-497-8749 or (763) 497-8749

About Jet Edge

Established in 1984, Jet Edge is a global designer and manufacturer of waterjet systems for precision cutting, surface preparation and coating removal. Jet Edge systems are used around the world in a broad range of industries, from the world's leading airlines to automotive, aerospace, industrial manufacturers, machine and job shops.

About Chukar Waterjet

Chukar Waterjet is a leader in application and rental of ultra-high pressure (UHP) waterjet mobile equipment, and provides prompt, high-quality waterjet fabrication services and cleaning applications. Chukar Waterjet also is a supplier of high quality parts for waterjet cutting and cleaning equipment, offering a complete line of waterjet replacement parts.

Nancy Lauseng | Jet Edge
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