Asset Management, the need for corrosion mitigation or facility and equipment cleaning – are under constant constraint – because of:
The inability to shut down or disrupt production has led many facilities to forego projects, placing incalculable stress on assets. To achieve the benefits offered by advanced coatings better surface preparation is required. Sponge Media blasting allows for properly cleaned or prepared surfaces with minimal labor disruption or unnecessary shutdown.
Sponge-Jet was used to remove failed coating and corrosion from structural steel beams and corrugated, zinc-coated ceiling panels
Coating repair on skyscraper’s art-deco architectural top; Sponge-Jet removed failed coating on steel beams and the exhaust shaft on this Boston skyscraper, while controlling exposure of airborne emissions and debris to surrounding buildings and ground traffic.
Sponge-Jet was selected to suppress lead-based dust during complete coating remove from case iron cornices on the Historic Marion County Courthouse.
Sponge-Jet recyclable abrasives were the only option to easily mobilize and controllably remove multiple coating layers and corrosion from this limited-access, high-profile water tank.
Coating removal from cast iron window casings and decorative elements on the Historic Sterns Department Store Building (New York, NY).
Failed coating removal from government exterior wall panels; High-traffic, public passersby, adjacent glass and the need to work during the day called for using Sponge-Jet to completely remove coating system on Spandrelite wall panels.
A semiconductor plant uses Sponge-Jet to remove peeling paint and oily residue on the ceiling over its semiconductor manufacturing operations.
Coating removal on 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.
Iconic New York modern-art museum (the Guggenheim) gets face lift with Sponge-Jet; contractor removes old coatings, prepares concrete for repairs and new coating – without issue to dense population and numerous high-profile residences.
Candy manufacturer used Sponge-Jet to stop wasted product rejects; removes failing paint from facility ceiling with delicate equipment and candy products below.
Boise State picks dry, low dust, acid-free Sponge-Jet to remove efflorescence on its brick University’s Kinesiology Annex; cleaning rate of 30m²/hr (5ft²/min) reduced project duration by 40 hours.
Sponge-Jet used to blast concrete ceiling and infrastructure in parking garage; prepared substrate to a CSP 2 on support beams which were then reinforced with carbon fiber.
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.
Four sponge blasters remove concrete floor coating while maintaining incredible visibility during blasting.
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 >