One system and a range of media to replace other cleaning and surface preparation technologies while providing superior results. Protect what is important: People, Profits, Assets, Schedules, the Environment – every aspect of your operation is enhanced.
When you find yourself in a situation where you need to do blasting but need to control the dust and are concerned about safety and the environment, it's useful to know there's machinery that can do the job -Branch Manager, Brisk Waterproofing Co.
"The other cleaning methods are too destructive." Our goal is to leave the granite and tack and to remove only the dirt." - Project Manager, J.P. Cullen & Sons Inc. -Project Manager, J.P. Cullen & Sons Inc.
"Sponge-Jet Blast Media absorbs the contamination without re-depositing it on the material or the floor and walls of our containment structure, not to mention all of our breathing air samples have been “clean” to this point.” - Materials Engineering Technician, Westinghouse Electrical Company -Dave Jordan, Westinghouse Electrical Company C10
"This technology requires less logistics (preparation) than other alternative technologies commonly used in the oil industry for surface preparation jobs (e.g. hydro-blasting, wet-blasting and sandblasting)." - Ecopetrol S.A. -Nelson E. Rodriquez G, Ecopetrol S.A.
"No more back breaking labor loading the buckets with grit and loading into the blaster. My back has never been happier” - Boat Painter, US Coast Guard -Don Holcomb, US Coast Guard C30
"Dust produced by the process is near zero. The spent media doesn't travel very far from the point of impact, so it can be easily cleaned up. The sponge media is reusable, and we are successfully using it several times over." - Department Head, Todd Pacific Shipyards -Pete Judt A36, Todd Pacific Shipyards C36
"...we have been using [Sponge-Jet] for many years with nothing but excellent results, due to the fact the customer, Pemex Exploration and Production (PEP), continues regular operations while we use it." - Superintendent of Maintenance Operations, DIAVAZ -Francisco Sánchez Pineda, DIAVAZ
"We used your products... where no creation of dust, pollution prevention and a quality finish was a must for us and to meet our customer's satisfaction standards." - Program Manager, Navantia -Pedro Pedraza Bergillos, Navantia
"Sponge-Jet is a much cleaner process for the interior repair and prep of our rail cars. The greatly reduced dust levels and easy cleanup has been a great benefit. The cost is slightly higher than conventional media but the ability to recycle and other benefits far out weigh the initial cost.", Procurement & Operations -Billy Jones A65, Trinity Rail C65
"In regards to the new technology, our experience has being satisfactory from the technical stand point regarding the operators safety and the impact to the environment. The equipment is reliable and the substrate finish quality is excellent." - Ronmel García, Maintenance & Programming Superintendent, Petrosucre-PDVSA -Ronmel García A74, Petrosucre-PDVSA C74
Commercial coatings specialists involved in deleading and are yearning for larger contracts might find themselves looking to become more highly certified. Increasingly, large public and private entities (including oil companies, departments of transportation, and public utilities) insist contract bidders possess additional certifications from organizations such as SSPC (The Society for Protective Coatings). SSPC certifies both companies and individuals, verifying contractor organizations with defined knowledge and procedures.
Typically applied thick, polyurea and rubber coatings are notoriously hard to remove. Regular abrasive blasting methods are rarely effective in removing these coatings. Abrasives like garnet and coal slag bounce off these surfaces causing them to heat and become gum-like with little removal. This burned residue should not be coated over and would normally require further surface preparation. To avoid these issues, specifiers, contractors and facility owners have three options for polyurea and rubber coating removal.