Flame Cutting

R.M.P Products Ltd specialize in precise Flame Cutting also known as CNC Gas Oxy Fuel Cutting & High Definition Plasma cutting, with all ancillary secondary operations The Profile machinery at our ISO9001 and CE Execution Class 4 accredited facility includes:





What is Flame Cutting?

The process often called Flame Cutting is known by many names, such as Oxy Acetylene Cutting, Oxy Fuel Gas Cutting, Oxygen Burning, Steel Burning and other terms too numerous to mention. The process is now about 119-120 years old as it was patented in 1901 by Thomas Fletcher. One of the first commercial applications was what the British referred to as “an unauthorized bank entry”, or a “safe cracking”.

Gas Cutting Technical Data

Maximum Cutting Length 10 Metres
Maximum Cutting Width 5 Metres
Minimum Plate Thickness 5mm
Maximum Plate Thickness 300mm
Standards BS EN 1090 Execution Class 4

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How does Flamecutting work?

The process is a Thermo-Chemical Process requiring a source of intense heat, referred to as “Preheat”, and pure oxygen. The pure oxygen requirement is of a 99.5% minimum purity, which is the minimum purity typically provided in cylinders and bulk systems. A reduction in purity of .1% will reduce cutting speed about 10%, so one can see the necessity for the purity.

While the source of the Oxygen may be pure, improper connections, bad hoses, or leaks of any sort can allow impurities in the system thereby reducing the cutting speed. The high purity of the Oxygen presents a very dangerous situation and requires extreme care in the selection of equipment and the design of piping systems for its use. There are numerous documents available to assist with these safety issues. Federal Law (OSHA) presents numerous requirements for the equipment to be used, as well as the procedures to be followed.

The process can be used for cutting/severing many different materials with the basic requirement that the oxide formed must have a lower melting point than the base material to be cut. A good example of a material one cannot cut is Aluminum whose melting point is in the order of 1,200-1,300 degrees F but whose oxide is in the range of 5,000+ degrees F. Stainless steel has additives such as Chromium and Nickel added for “Oxidization Resistance” and this is the process (Oxidization) one is trying to promote, i.e. this type material is not cut without some assistance.

What we offer

Our CNC Gas Oxy Fuel cutting & High Definition Plasma cutting, complimented with all ancillary secondary operations and CAD technology to maximize material yield to reduce waste and cost.

RMP Products has established a reputation as a leading supplier of Large and small batch steel profiles and machined components. We regularly produce items such as Uniflats for plate girders, cut and drilled base plates, bevelled/chamfered profiles, weld prep edges, bridge components, deck plates, profiles for heavy engineering, drilled steel flanges and custom profiles.

Manufacturing from 19,500 square foot Facility Based in the heart of the West Midlands with excellent distribution network to the whole of the UK, Scotland & Ireland.

<40mm +/-1.5mm
41-60mm +/-2mm
61-80mm +/-3mm
81-100mm +/-4mm
101-150mm +/-6mm
150mm+ +/-6mm