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
Abrasive blasting is often a dusty process. When contractors are required to blast near highly sensitive equipment or in areas where air quality is very important, they often need to sacrifice superior surface prep methods or erect extreme containment. At NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida one contractor was tasked with this difficult challenge - providing the highest quality surface prep and low dust blasting with Sponge Media.Read More >
When rust, corrosion and coating system failure became apparent on pipes in the filter galleries of the Lafayette Utilities Systems (LUS) water treatment plant, a rehabilitation plan was developed. One of the most important aspects of this plan was to prepare the carbon steel surfaces and create the proper anchor profile for the new coating system. Depending on the severity of the rust and corrosion on various pipe sections, the specifications called for either near white metal blast cleaning or commercial blast cleaning.Read More >