Thursday, 27 March 2014

What is Abrasive Blasting?

Abrasive blasting is fast, efficient, safe, effective and EPA approved.

Abrasive blasting (sometimes known as sand blasting) is a safe, environmentally-friendly and cost effective way of removing rust, grease, paint, stains, and other types of coatings, corrosion and residue from almost any type of surface. It is also an effective means of smoothing, roughing up, or reshaping different types of surfaces and structures, and can also be used to create decorative finishes on concrete.

During the process, abrasive material is propelled by at high pressure (powered by air or water) onto the surface or structure to be cleaned, and this strips away unwanted substances but leaves the original surfaces clean and contaminant free. Different types of abrasive materials (or media) can be used according to the objects or areas that need to be cleaned. These include sand, metallic grit, shot, stone granulate, garnet, glass, chalk or soda. After abrasive blasting has been completed, surfaces and structures are extremely clean and are prepared ready for protective coatings to be re-applied or repainting to take place.

The media used during abrasive blasting is reclaimed, as is any water used during wet abrasive blasting, while there is no dust produced during the process. Therefore, using the Quill Falcon Precision Dustless Kwikblast® System means that this process does not cause environmental damage nor consume excessive natural resources, as there is significantly less dust and waste produced, and water used.

At Australian Enviroblast, we are able to offer a full range of abrasive blasting services, all designed to meet the specific requirements of any job, no matter how large or small, or however delicate. Our mobile on site service means that we can travel to you, and we also have a facility at Seaford equipped with blasting booths and spray booths.

Heritage stone and brick work benefit from abrasive blasting
Abrasive blasting is especially effective on delicate heritage stone and brick

Written by +MarkAngus

Monday, 24 March 2014

Australian Enviroblast—Specialists in Abrasive Blasting

+Australian Enviroblast was founded in 2009 by Mark Chiappin with the aim of introducing environmentally-friendly abrasive blasting serves to Australia. 
Using the revolutionary and technologically-advanced Quill Falcon Precision Dustless Kwikblast® System, the Australian Enviroblast team of trained and skilled operatives is able to remove a wide range of coatings, corrosion and residues from all types of structures, locations and equipment, while leaving surfaces clean and contaminant free. We have vast experience of jobs both large and small, in the commercial and the domestic fields.

Concrete cleaning and brickwork cleaning can all be done accomplished with abrasive blasting
Abrasive blasting can restore brickwork to its former glory
Australian Enviroblast is able to offer a full range of services, including:

  • wet abrasive blasting
  • dry abrasive blasting
  • mechanical preparation
  • UHP (pressure cleaning)
  • industrial coatings

With a fleet of mobile equipment, Australian Enviroblast is able carry out on-site abrasive blasting and industrial coating, and offers efficient, flexible and cost-effective solutions that deliver outstanding results on both large-scale and more intricate, delicate jobs. Furthermore, the Quill Falcon Precision Dustless Kwikblast® System is extremely safe and requires no encapsulation, meaning that other work can be carried out at the same time, saving both time and money.

Australian Enviroblast is licensed by the Environmental Protection Agency and adheres to its high standards of environmental safety with regards to air quality, noise, water quality and waste management. The company has won contracts in both the public and private sectors, including markets such as oil, gas, shipping, construction and the highways, and also has an impressive portfolio of domestic and small-scale abrasive blasting jobs, including:

  • rust removal
  • paint removal
  • graffiti removal
  • stain removal
  • driveway and decking cleaning
  • steel, wood and fibreglass cleaning
Copywriting for +Cadogan and Hall by +Mark Angus