BLASTING WITH HYDRO! Doesn’t that seem cool, exciting, and perhaps a touch risky? That’s exactly what we believed as well. The force of water under that much force to blast coverings off the areas to which they were bonded, on the other hand, seems more than a little hazardous. It necessitates considerable safety considerations as well as prior experience.
What Is Hydro blasting?
To put it another way, hydro blasting is the use of high-pressure water pumps to remove grime, dirt, coatings, and other tough deposits off surfaces such as industrial machinery. It can also add texture to an area or ready it for painting or another treatment. Our system uses a pump to boost the water force from 5,000 to 40,000 psi (350 to 2750 bar). That’s a lot of pressure and one of the most diverse sets of talents on the market.
This blast technique may theoretically be used anyplace there is a mechanism to remove the water. Here are some instances that you might use:
- Preparation of the surface
- Cleaning for the industrial sector
- Removal of coatings (particularly thick plasterboard and concrete surfaces)
- Cleaning supplies
- Ductwork cleaning
- Cleaning the Pipes
The Benefits of Hydro blasting
Hydro blasting can be six times quicker than a traditional media washer. Rather than investing 30 days on the construction site, you might just require 6 days to remove the same covering and complete surface prep. Of course, this is dependent on the job, and it’s vital to remember that each task is different and presents its own set of obstacles.
While it is extremely powerful, it is also extremely delicate. Hydro blasting can totally dissolve the layer on cement while causing no damage to the concrete’s surface. Other procedures put the cement at risk of cracking or degradation. Hydro blasting does not employ any chemicals or pollutants. This also means that it is completely “dustless.” High-pressure water and air are used to complete all of the tasks. As a result, it is a more sanitary and environmentally responsible solution.
Our technology is incredibly adaptable, allowing us to swiftly switch pressure on-site for a variety of purposes. Since no 2 jobs are the identical, we may have to adjust our strategy in order to achieve the best results, which might also result in higher pressure than anticipated.
Although the blasting gear is simple to use, it can be extremely dangerous if not utilized properly by a qualified and professional operator. The tremendous amount of pressure generated by the apparatus necessitates caution. When 40,000 PSI water is directed towards something or someone, it can cause irreparable damage and even dismemberment.
Hydro blasting requires the same personal protective equipment as abrasive blasting. This comprises hearing and breathing protection, face and eye protection, a headgear, full leather gloves, aprons, and safety boots or shoes. However, you must ensure that your steel-toe shoes are watertight in addition to being steel-toed.
It’s also a good idea to inspect the hoses before every use to make sure there are still no leaks. These hoses are steel coiled hoses that are designed for high-pressure purposes. Again, if you burst a leak and the water shoots out in a path other than the intended one, you’re likely to cause major damage to persons and/or property.