Abrasive blasting is the operation of forcibly propelling a stream of abrasive material against a surface under high pressure to smooth a rough surface, roughen a smooth surface, shape a surface, or remove surface contaminants. A pressurized fluid, typically air, or a centrifugal wheel is used to propel the blasting material (often called the media). There are several variants of the process, such as bead blasting, sand blasting, sodablasting, dry-ice blasting, and shot blasting. In addition, there are alternative non-abrasive blasting methods in ice blasting and dry-ice blasting.
Many remedial uses for media blasting:
DRY ICE BLASTING
Asbestos Mastic Removal
Lead Paint Abatement
VOC Coatings Removal
In this type of blasting, air and dry ice are used. Surface contaminants are dislodged by the force of frozen carbon dioxide particles hitting at high velocity, and by slight shrinkage due to freezing which disrupts adhesion bonds. The dry ice sublimates, leaving no residue to clean up other than the removed material. Dry ice is a relatively soft material, so is less destructive to the underlying material than sandblasting.
WATER JETTING & HYDRO BLASTING
Hydro-blasting, commonly known as water blasting, is commonly used because it usually requires only one operator. In hydro-blasting, a highly pressured stream of water is used to remove old paint, chemicals, or buildup without damaging the original surface. This method is ideal for cleaning internal and external surfaces because the operator is generally able to send the stream of water into places that are difficult to reach using other methods. Another benefit of hydro-blasting is the ability to recapture and reuse the water, reducing waste and mitigating environmental impact.
Soda blasting is a process in which sodium bicarbonate is applied against a surface using compressed air. Soda blasting is a non-destructive method for many applications in cleaning, paint stripping, automotive restoration, industrial equipment maintenance, rust removal, graffiti removal, molecular steel passivation against rust, oil removal by saponification and translocation, masonry cleaning and restoration, soot remediation, boat hull cleaning and for food processing facilities and equipment.
SHOT & BEAD BLASTING
Shot blasting is a one-step method for stripping, cleaning and profiling surfaces in preparation for coatings and overlays. Not only do shot blasting systems produce a roughened texture that improves adhesion of decorative toppings, they also leave surfaces dry and immediately ready for re-coating or re-surfacing.
FRAC TANK CLEANING & VACUUM TRUCK SERVICES
Extraction of the hazardous media during cleaning efforts requires high powered sealed suction equipment to remove and filtration of the hazardous materials to be properly disposed. It is imperative to ensure proper cleaning with certified personnel and highly reliable extraction equipment. AECG can provide any resource for the proper and certified cleaning and extraction services.
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