Blasting has never being so unrestricted. Sponge Blasting is the only technology with full clearance in classified areas in plants around the world. Blasting on classified operating assets is possible due to the low-temperature, low-dust, no-ricochet performance characteristics of the Sponge Media™ abrasives. This bundle of benefits, referred to Sponge-Jet MicroContainment™ cause a lack of disruption to operations which a direct and positive impact on the revenue.
Now routine maintenance in flammable locations can include blasting and re-coating. The result… a lighter load of repairs during shutdown while still maximizing asset life.
Storage tanks at this LP facility were corroding with large sections of paint missing completely. The production manager wished not to shut down the facility, taking the tanks out of service. Sponge-Jet blasting offered a safer more controlled method to prepare these tanks while pressurized and in service.
Pumps, valves and other process pipe components are all being prepared, while operating, at this Repsol fuel distribution plant. Normally the fugitive emission and dust would penetrate mechanical seals, bearings and other rotating items – causing future reliability issues. Now with Sponge-Jet, the plant maintains quality coating systems without compromise or fear of damaging sensitive equipment.
The outside of this condenser was completely stripped and prepared for recoating during gas plant operations. Despite the flammable nature of the facility – suitable grounding and other approved procedures allowed the crew to work efficiently to complete the work during normal production.
Sponge-Jet was used on this operational offshore platform to abrasive sponge blast components of the power generation unit.
A simple canopy, ventilation, and Sponge-Jet allowed this gas distribution area to be blasted and recoated during operations - saving the cost and disruption of shutting down the unit.
Suspended over the Ocean with flammable gas inside this flare line, a specialist is preparing the flare for recoating by blasting with Sponge-Jet Silver 30 Sponge Media™ abrasives.
An LPG burner overcharged, spewing crude oil on station tanks and equipment. Sponge-Jet was the solution chosen to clean the oil without disturbing existing coatings. Blasting with Green Sponge™ was safe, dry, even reusable - and fast - with production 15m²/hr (2.75 ft²/min).