Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Wet Abrasive Blasting For Yachts and Boats

Fibreglass, aluminium, metal and timber yachts and boats are prone to excessive build-up of marine growths, grime and dirt, bilge-oil film and other contaminants. However, wet abrasive blasting is extremely effective at removing all such accumulation.

These can include:
  • rust
  • paint
  • bitumen
  • mill scale
  • old coatings
  • chlorides
  • soluble salts
  • surface contaminants 

Abrasive blasting has proven itself to be the most effective cost-efficient means of removing contaminants and marine build up from ships, boats and yachts of all types, as well as all kinds of marine-based structures, machinery and equipment

Abrasive blasting can be used to clean the hulls of fibreglass, metal and timber yachts and boats
Australian Enviroblast are marine abrasive blasting specialists

At Australian Enviroblast, we use the Quill Falcon Kwikblast® System, which has successfully been employed on steel warships, submarines and destroyers, fibreglass mine sweepers, wooden fishing boats, aluminium research vessels, oil containers, LNG vessels and cargo ships. It can be used for:
  • fabric maintenance
  • repainting programmes
  • cleaning debris from ballast tanks
  • cleaning debris from surfaces prior to welding
  • removing coatings prior to NDT preparation
  • cleaning debris from cable trays
  • removing sea growth from steel structures
  • cleaning debris from decking

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Monday, 28 April 2014

Marine Abrasive Blasting

Australian Enviroblast is a specialist in abrasive blasting for all types of marine vessels, structures and equipment. 

Abrasive blasting has proven itself to be the most effective and cost-efficient means of removing contaminants and marine build up from ships, boats and yachts of all types, as well as all kinds of marine-based structures, machinery and equipment.

Using the Quill Falcon Kwikblast® System, abrasive blasting is able to successfully remove all of the following from boat hulls and decking, and marine machinery and structures:
  • oil
  • grease
  • corrosion
  • soluble salts (chloride and sulphates)
  • chemicals
  • old coatings
  • algae
  • barnacles
  • grime and dirt

Wet abrasive blasting is extremely effective at the removal of marine contaminants and coatings
At Australian Enviroblast, we have experience at wet abrasive blasting for all types of marine vessels

Abrasive Blasting for Marine Vessels

Marine vessels are naturally subject to a build up of algae and barnacles, grime and dirt, bilge-oil film and blisters after an extended time in the water. These and other unwanted additions to the hull can eventually cause so much drag that they affect a boat’s performance.

Removing these types of growth and contaminants by hand is not only incredibly laborious, but it can also cause damage to the surface, particularly on a fibreglass hull. Doing so, it is easy to scratch or even gouge the gelcoat, which can lead to blisters and fractures.

The difficulty of stripping a boat hull also means that it can be tempting simply to apply a fresh coat of anti-fouling paint over the hull without stripping it right back beforehand. As well as hiding and then eventually exacerbating problems, this also means that boat performance is affected as a result of the rough bottom and the excess weight produced by too many layers of paint.

Wet abrasive blasting is extremely gentle and effective at removing unnecessary and harmful paint layers and other build ups in such a way as to maximise boat performance, without requiring enormous amounts of time and intensive labour. This means that there is more time available for anti-fouling paint and protective coatings to be applied thoroughly without increasing your downtime and maintenance costs, which will in turn have the effect of adding years to a vessel’s lifespan.

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Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Ten places where you can use abrasive blasting around the home

Although abrasive blasting is used extensively in industrial settings, it is equally effective and valuable in a variety of domestic applications. 

At +Australian Enviroblast we use the Quill Falcon Precision Dustless Kwikblast® System, which means we have a highly mobile service that can come to you and is suitable to be used on any type of abrasive blasting job, no matter how large or small. There is no dust, no environmental damage, water is re-used and there is very little waste produced.

In addition, we also have blasting booth and spray booths at our facility in Seaford, and so can also take items such as furniture, vehicles, and trailers away and work on them at our own facility.

So if you've never thought that abrasive blasting was something that you could use around the home, visit our website and we can show you how we can help. In the meantime, here are our top ten domestic abrasive blasting applications:
  1. verandahs and carports
  2. steel or iron gates
  3. garden sheds
  4. statues or sculptures in the garden
  5. paving stones
  6. architectural concrete
  7. swimming pools and pool surrounds
  8. decking
  9. outdoor furniture
  10. trailers

Abrasive blasting is especially effective in removing stains and fungal growth from swimming pools
Swimming pools
Exterior walls can benefit from abrasive blasting to restore them
Brick and stone work
Abrasive blastnig is suitable for use on both wooden and steel outdoor and garden furniture
Outdoor and garden furniture
Architectural concrete and garden statuary are brought back to life through abrasive blasting
Garden statuary

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Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Abrasive blasting around the home

Abrasive blasting can be used in a wide variety of applications, and is as well-suited to tackling domestic and small-scale jobs as it is commercial projects because it’s ideal for use in tight, out of the way places as well as on large surfaces.

Around the home, abrasive blasting can be used for an enormous variety of cleaning, restoration and refurbishment work, and is entirely safe to employ in a domestic setting. It can also be used to create a non-slip surface on concrete, or to create textured finishes.

Abrasive blasting on steel

For instance, if you have steel work around the home that is rusted or corroded, abrasive blasting can be used to remove these so that you have a revitalised surface that can then be coated so as to protect it and prolong its life. This is ideal for verandahs and carports, gates, lattice work, trellises, fences, sheds, pipes, staircases and beams.

Abrasive blasting on brick

The brick work of your home can be become stained by traffic and exhaust emissions, or resins and tannins in wood that streak, and this can have a detrimental effect on the appearance of the brick and its longevity, while paint on brickwork and graffiti can also be a curse. However, abrasive blasting is the ideal process for removing staining, paint and graffiti and for restoring your brick work back to pristine condition, and so is highly effective on exterior walls, fences, rendering and sandstone.

Abrasive blasting on concrete

Concrete and cement around the home can be subject to a great deal of use and there are any number of factors that can potentially damage its appearance and integrity, Whether it's oil staining, water staining, or deterioration through wear and tear, abrasive blasting removes all forms of staining and means that the concrete around your home can look like new again. This is perfect for use on driveways, patios, verandahs and architectural concrete.

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.

Australian Enviroblast are Adelaide abrasive blasting and sand blasting specialists
Brickwork damaged by paint or graffiti can look like new again after abrasive blasting

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