Steel plants are notoriously tough environments to work in with equipment exposed to extreme heat, dirt, poor water quality & weather. Hughes Pumps have been supplying the global steel industry since 1970 & still have pumps operating in critical applications that are more than 20 years old.

Water jetting eliminates emissions from coke oven door seals & will keep the plant & pipelines cleaner & at maximum efficiency

Hydromechanical Descaling of strip, slab, plate or blooms during hot rolling removes iron oxide scale layers thus improving surface quality.

Water based hydraulic systems are used in hot-metal areas of steel mills for fire resistance. Water- based hydraulic fluid is lower in cost than hydraulic oil, non-toxic & biodegradable.

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Benefits of Water Jetting

  • The most effective cleaning and descaling method
  • Reduced energy consumption, our pumps are 90% efficient
  • No fire hazard when working in hot areas
  • Improves surface quality in descaling operations
  • The pump is versatile & can be used for other cleaning & cutting applications


  • TATA Steel (UK)
  • SSI UK (UK)
  • ArcelorMittal (France)
  • Usiminas (Brazil)
  • China Steel Corporation (Taiwan)
  • China Ecotek (Taiwan)
  • Dragon Steel (Taiwan)
  • Metallurgica Siderforge (Italy)
  • Posco (South Korea)
  • Italiana Coke (Italy)
  • BHP/Bluescope Steel (Australia)