JT THORPE performs manual demolition of refractory utilizing pneumatic equipment, including the use of zero gravity tool balancers to increase productivity and safety. JT THORPE has developed other approaches to streamline the traditionally difficult issues of demolishing refractory. JT THORPE’s craftsman has experience in both demolition and removal of refractory from inside vessels.
Robotic Demolition (Brokk)
JT THORPE owns a fleet of Brokk, robotic demolition machines, strategically located throughout the US to accommodate all Rotary Kiln diameters. JT THORPE also owns small Brokks for use in Cooler demolition. JT THORPE’s highly skilled Brokk operators ensure accurate, timely, and safe removal to keep your project on schedule.
JT THORPE provides refractory removal of high strength abrasion resistant refractories using high pressure water. In many applications, this process is the safest lowest cost alternative to refractory demolition. It is ideal for use in transfer lines, risers, studded tubes, Wye’s and other difficult to remove areas. The mechanized hydro-demolition equipment saves thousands of man hours and dramatically reduces the risk of injury. JT THORPE’s innovation has resulted in millions of dollars in savings compared to manual removal. This unique process does not damage the steel or the anchors.