New Cutting Experience

Berkan-B

Berkan B ship → Length: 108m; Width: 17m.

 

The Berkan B ship landed at the port of Ravenna where it remained for several years. From that time, the ship started to be known in the local and national news.

Nevertheless, a few years later the port authority ordered the cut and the decommissioning of the Berkan-B, having previously assessed its condition. Therefore, the port authority entrusted the Marine Consulting of Ravenna to the cut of the wreck. Given the urgency, the complexity of the cut, and having a strong need for a wire that had to be fast and resistant at the same time, the Marine Consulting called Diamond Pauber.

Berkan B - Diamond Pauber Cut

We at Diamond Pauber - who always find the best solution tailor made to the customer for any need - have proposed a special wire designed specifically for these types of cuts:The SKB-V diamond wire.

Our CEO, Mr. Stefano Bernieri wanted to actively participate in all the cuts. Not only did he want to give a first-hand technical support to all the operators, but also, he wanted to share with them the "experience", thus giving the real sense to the meaning of "cutting experience".

Stefano Bernieri. and the Cutting Team at the Berkan-B Project

Cutting Experience

On August 24th started the first cut, which ended in 2 working days with no complication detected.

The second cut has affected a broken area of the wreck which has forced the wire to follow unwanted paths, and it has also complicated the cutting action of the wire. Although the excessive stress to which the SKB-V wire has been subjected, it has amazingly accomplished the planned work.

In early September, the third cut was carried out in a rather quiet way. It were only detected some movements of the structure which have determined a tightening of the wire.

SKB-V diamond wire at Berkan-B Project by Diamond Pauber

Although the momentary difficulties the SKB-V wire was subjected,it still managed to pass and so finalize the work, due to its strong resistance.

 

On October 15th, due to a proper technical support as well as a gained experience during the previous cuts, the operator has been able to make the most of the SKB-V wire’s features, managing to complete the work in only 7 hours and so the fourth cut. A real record for these types of applications!

Berkan-B Cut by Diamond Pauber

SKB-V - ELECTROPLATED DIAMOND WIRE

The SKB-V diamond wire is the new product that we use for special applications such as: Salvage Operations. The main characteristics which make this diamond wire so unique are its strong resistance and its speed. These features determine a strong ability of the SKB-V wire to adapt to any unknown structures.

An innovative technical aspect which is important to mention as well is about the shape of the beads: the rounded tapered shape beads. Not only does the rounded shape of the bead increase the adaptability to the cut, but also, it increases its aggressiveness. The diamonds are checked by technicians during the selection stage, since we use only top-quality diamonds. Following our EMP Protocol (Engineered Manufacturing Procedures) the SKB-V wire’s beads are covered by a multilayer of diamonds in order to increase its cutting life. According to our customer's needs, we can also modulate the Nickel’s bond.

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The SKB-V wire’s strong resistance is given by the assembly process, which is also a very important phase that allows the wire to gain greater precision and reliability according to our EMP Protocol.

The SKB-V diamond wire is assembled with 48 beads per meter.

Cutting Direction SKB-V