Buildings and structures require all forms of cleaning, coating and maintenance. This range of varied demands is often addressed with the flexibility and capability of Sponge-Jet composite media. One system, by simply varying the media type, pressure and technique can:
The inability to shut down or disrupt the ongoing use of commercial/industrial buildings and structures is often challenged by the need to professionally perform maintenance. Now, with Sponge-Jet, both challenges can be overcome.
This grocery store renovation involved Sponge Blasting corrugated ceilings and recoating the ceiling, joists and support beams. Time was of the essence in that every day the store was closed added to lost sales revenue. Sponge-Jet technology excels in accelerating blasting and painting operations, which minimized downtime, which is why it was selected for use.
Forty stories above Boston, the roof top sculpture and support structure of this skyscraper were stripped of prematurely failing paint. Very minimal containment was required due to Sponge-Jet's low dust and rebound suppressing characteristics; Sponge-Jet's MicroContainment™ technology hindered job-site fugitive emissions and exposure to the passerbys and neighborhood below.
Various ceiling bays with failing paint were blasted using Red Sponge Media™ abrasives in this ultra-clean semi-conductor manufacturing plant.
Concrete block and stainless steel is cleaned and prepared in this animal care facility. Project costs were lower than with ordinary blasting due to clean-up and containment challenges normally associated with ordinary abrasives.
New York's Solomon R. Guggenheim museum utilized Sponge-Jet technology to carefully prepare the building's exterior prior to structural repair, concrete restoration and recoating.
Failing paint was removed from this US Government building. The major Cost/Benefit with Sponge-Jet compared to other technologies was that the man hours were cut in half using Sponge-Jet’s due to its ability simplify containment, scaffolding and cleanup.
Failing paint was removed from the ceiling of this candy manufacturing plant while equipment rests, wrapped below. Facility management required food-grade protection from of the production equipment; management aimed at getting the job done without rendering the plant inoperable during daytime operations.
Three Sponge Blasters on man lifts were located in close proximity to each other during the coating removal in this domed observation area. The ability to have three blasters safely and productively blasting allowed for the rapid removal a multi-layered coating system. Production rates ranged from 30–50m² (300–500ft²) per hour.
Corrugated ceiling pans over manufacturing equipment can be easily cleaned and/or recoated using Sponge-Jet technology. Containment is greatly simplified given the dust and rebound suppressing properties of the Sponge Media™ abrasive; the media is effective at grease and oil removal along with dirt, soot, coatings and rust.