No matter what contaminant is on the surface, Sponge-Jet’s engineered composite media can help remove, capture and contain it. The unique approach of this technology allows better planning and implementation of abatement projects resulting in reliable results and time schedule performance.
Sponge-Jet’s MicroContainment™ feature provides repeatable results across the wide range of decontamination and abatement projects.
Contaminated turbine components were blasted with Silver 60 Sponge Media™ composite abrasives, achieving decontamination factors over 11; all components were designated for "free release”.
World's largest crane, the Titan Crane, made from steel and asbestos was stripped of 50-year old lead paint using Silver 30 Media™ abrasives. Sponge-Jet's MicroContainment™ feature suppressed lead levels to safe levels and protected sensitive machinery.
No technology is more effective, mobile and easy to staged for lead paint abatement on fire hydrants than Sponge-Jet. The process also offers minimal disruption and cost to the community. Other technologies often require containment built in place; Sponge-Jet allows for rapid deployment containment (e.g. over-sized phone booth) which is both fast and efficient.
Many older industrial, commercial and institutional buildings contain hazardous materials such as PCBs, lead paint, asbestos, chromate primers and petroleum residues – which often contain heavy metals. Sponge-Jet MicroContainment™ properties allow for cost-effective removal, with reduced worker exposure and less total contaminated waste from a job.
This industrial building in Kodiak, Alaska (USA) required removal of lead paint primer from aluminum walls and ceilings in a safe manner with minimum interference to other sections of the building. Sponge-Jet was highly effective and OSHA approved “Engineering Control” that allowed the abatement contractor to rapidly remove the coating while maintaining very low worker exposure within the containment.
Worker exposure levels are monitored on many lead abatement projects such as this one at a major US power generation plant. Often, if appropriate engineering controls (such as ventilation) are used with Sponge-Jet – air monitoring results have determined worker exposure to be below actionable levels.
Composite Sponge Media™ products capture the surface layer being cleaned/abraded/at the point of impact - and further suppress for example, low-level nuclear contaminants from being spread to other areas. This effective, one-step decontamination process reduces radioactive exposure like it did during this condensate storage tank restoration project.
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Brick has been used for the construction of homes and buildings since ancient times. The first known brick was discovered on an archeology site in the Middle East, dating its use back to 7500BC. This discovery means humans started using brick 3,000 years before the invention of the wheel! Similar to the wheel, the materials used to make brick has evolved.Read More >
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 >