The constant crossroad between the quality of corrosion protection systems and availability asset is no longer an issue. Sponge Blasting technology allows more organizations, every day, to keep their assets available with less disruption to the community at large. Sponge-Jet technology promotes sustainability without sacrificing the strict quality requirements for surface preparation needed in order to obtain proper and long lasting protection of infrastructure.
Building and infrastructure like these have all benefited from Sponge-Jet’s innovative, gentle and controlled technology.
Cleaning accumulated environmental contaminants from glazed tile in New York’s Holland Tunnel; goal… remove contaminants, but cause no damage to tile.
Coating removal on the concrete walkways, steps and risers of West Point’s Michie Stadium; repainting of the stadium called for removal thick non-skid coating system without damage to the base substrate.
Coating preparation on steel super-structure at Dos Bocas Marine Terminal (Mexico); the contractor was tasked to remove corrosion and repaint beams while controlling fugitive emissions during blasting - and without interrupting multiple trades or causing seaside contamination. Specifications called for 65micron (2.5 mil) profile with a Near White Metal Blast Cleaning - Sa2.5 (NACE 2 / SSPC SP-10).
Cleaning accumulated environmental contaminants from architectural stone pilings of Boston’s Historic Longfellow Bridge.
Sponge-Jet coating preparation during repairs of the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge; engineers specify Sponge-Jet to maximum dust suppression over water during surface preparation on replacement steel beams and weld seams.
Sponge-Jet coating preparation on prefabricated truss bridge; this bridge manufacturer built Sponge-Jet blasting into the blast and coating operations of their manufacturing process.
Lead paint removal from iconic Fenway Park; restoration contractor successfully uses Sponge-Jet to suppress harmful fugitive emissions of lead-based paint from original brick facades.
Turbine room maintenance at the Bonneville Dam; Removing lead-based paint from steel plates and pipes adjacent to remote yet dust-sensitive locations in the facility.
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Removing mineral deposits, biological growth and metallic staining from Central Park’s Belvedere Cas…View Video
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Corrosion is everywhere - from a speck of rust on a bridge’s bolt to the advanced chemical erosion of a process pump, to blistering paint on a building’s structural steel, fences, and railings. When coatings fail and metal components oxidize, property and infrastructure risk further damage. Corrosion weakens metal from the outside in - untreated metal can rust away completely, leaving behind gaping holes.Read More >