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Hydro-mechanical descaling

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.

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.


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

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)

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Water Jetting brochure

Find out about our range of water jetting equipment - pumps, units and large range of accessories. The PDF Water Jetting brochure is also available in German, French and Czech languages.

Hughes pumps ltd water jetting brochure 2022

Process Pumps brochure

Find out about our range of process pumps, which cover a large range of applications.

hughes pumps ltd process pumps brochure 2022