Efficient Control of Scheduling and Costs
Avoid surface preparation-related disruptions during rehabilitation / construction due the disruptive and dusty conditions associated with ordinary abrasive blasting. Sponge Blasting reduced dust and abrasive ricochet which allows project managers to consolidate and schedule other trades to work in close proximity; tasks normally delayed can now be accomplished simultaneously to live Sponge Blasting; the effect… shortened and simplified project schedules, and reduced costs.
"[A] significant advantage is that other trades can work in the near vicinity of the Sponge-Jet blasting operation without having any safety concerns." - Managing Director, Favcote Pty. Ltd.
Hazards of Conventional Abrasives
PDF magazine article describes health hazards associated with conventional abrasives, including sand…Download
PDF article describes Mendes Junior offshore oil crew’s search for best alternative to traditional…Download
SJ Saves Water in Refinery
PDF article shows how switching from chemical cleaners to Sponge-Jet at Brazilian refinery helped de…Download
Sponge-Based Technology Can Cut Cleaning Downtime
PDF article describes abrasive-blast airborne dust problem encountered at manufacturing facilities.Download
Recent Blog Posts
Typically applied thick, polyurea and rubber coatings are notoriously hard to remove. Regular abrasive blasting methods are rarely effective in removing these coatings. Abrasives like garnet and coal slag bounce off these surfaces causing them to heat and become gum-like with little removal. This burned residue should not be coated over and would normally require further surface preparation. To avoid these issues, specifiers, contractors and facility owners have three options for polyurea and rubber coating removal.Read More >
Surface cleanliness and profile are the cornerstones of proper surface preparation, but those standards are not always met. Frequently, metal fabrication projects suffer from bad surface prep. When steel is cut with flame or plasma, the edges that have been cut become harder than the middle part of the steel. This creates challenges for those trying to follow coatings application best practices.Read More >