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
Imagine for a moment that ACME Coatings Contractor has recently completed an important water tank exterior coatings project. The job, which involved removing lead-based paint from the 40 meter (135-ft) tall, 3.7-million liter, legged tank, went well from start to finish. The owners are happy, final payment has been rendered, and the project manager is filing the last bit of paperwork when the owner’s representative calls and asks, “Out of curiosity, how can we be sure that ACME didn’t leave lead dust under or around the tank?”Read More >
B. C. Tilghman: The Father of Sandblasting and Abrasive Nozzles
The process of sandblasting as we know it today started around 1870 with a man named Benjamin Chew Tilghman, who observed abrasive wear on wind-blown desert windows. Tilghman also noticed the effect that high-velocity sand could have on hard material and began designing a machine that could propel sand at speeds much faster than the wind - and could concentrate this flow into a small stream.Read More >