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Radial Cutting Torch 

Safe, effective operations to sever tubing, casing, drill pipe or coiled tubing

MCR Oil Tool’s radial cutting torch (RCT) is a patented cutting device used to sever tubing, casing, drill pipe, and coiled tubing without the use of explosives or hazardous materials, making it one of the safest pipe cutting tools on the market. Using advanced technology, the patented nozzle and proprietary mixture of various powdered metals produces jets of highly energized plasma to cut virtually any type of pipe in any well environment. Because the RCT does not use explosives or hazardous chemicals, the tool can be shipped almost anywhere in the world within 24 hours, saving significant time and associated costs, while remaining compliant with safety regulations. 


All Renegade operators are trained and certified by MCR for proper tool operation for safe and efficient operations. 

The RCT assembly is lowered into the well until the desired depth is reached. MCR’s thermal generator ignites and activates the primary fuel load; highly energized plasma is produced causing an increase in internal pressure. Once the pressure exceeds that of the wellbore, the protective sleeve is displaced exposing the nozzle to the wellbore. Plasma exits through the nozzle to sever the targeted tubing, casing, drill pipe or coiled tubing in wellbore temperatures up to 500°F (260°C) and pressures to 20,000 psi (137.9 MPa). 

  • Undersized for restrictions 
  • Suitable for HPHT environments
  • Cuts up to 9-5/8-in. casing 
  • Custom tools available 
  • Non-HazMat rated RCT’s currently available: RCT-SP  

Radial Cutting Torch Support Tools 

Electromechanical Anchor® (EMA) 

  • Anchors during cutting operation 
  • Available for E-Line 
  • Deployable in 1½-in. to 4-in. size wireline 

Generator Safety Sleeve® (GSS) 

  • Safely dissipates all thermal generator energy in the event of operator activation error on surface 

Remote Firing Mechanism® (RFM) 

  • Data logging tool and firing system 
  • Safely enables all MCR cutting systems 


RCT Part Number  Size  Pipe/Tubing Material  Tool OD  Operating Temperature  Max Working Pressure 
RCT-2500-300  3-1/2 In.  Hastelloy  2.5 in.  300° F  11,000 psi 
RCT-3375-400  5-1/2 in.  26# 25% Chrome  3.375 in.  400°F  8,600 psi (360°F) 
RCT-5000-300  7-5/8 in.  33.7# L80  5 in.  300°F  8,400 psi 
RCT-7000-300  9-5/8 in.  59.4# L80  7 in.  300°F   
RCT-1500-999 XP  2-7/8 in.  10.7# 70% Glycol  1.5 in.    8,600 psi (360°F) 

Proven Solutions for Cutting Tubing, Casing, Drill Pipe or Coiled Tubing.

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