Cole Metal Products Ltd have been manufacturing Thermic Lances for over 35 years at its factory in Bootle, Merseyside. We manufacture many different specifications to suit a variety of applications.
The process was developed in France following the Second World War as a means of assisting the break-up of gun emplacements, submarine pens, and other large concrete structures. A Thermic reaction occurs when burning a Thermic Lance creating molten iron oxide at approximately 4000 degrees Celsius, greater than the melting point of most materials. By way of comparison, concrete melts at 1800 – 2500 degrees Celsius and steel at less than 1500 degrees Celsius.