Sunday, 11 May 2014

Australian Enviroblast—Adelaide Abrasive Blasting

We Offer a Range of Abrasive Blasting Services

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.

Using the revolutionary and technologically-advanced Quill Falcon Precision Dustless Kwikblast® System, the Australian Enviroblast team of trained and skilled operators 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.

To find out more about the full range of our abrasive blasting services, visit our website or email us. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy this video that highlights some of our recent work in Adelaide and throughout South Australia.

Copywriting by +MarkAngus

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Abrasive blasting is the ideal preparation for repainting and re-coating ships, boats and yachts

Why abrasive blasting is the ideal preparation

Surface preparation involves eliminating dirt and debris, paint, rust, mill scale, marine growths and previous layers of coating from a boat’s surface. Proper preparation before protective coating takes place is vital to the repair and maintenance of marine vessels, because it has a greater effect on the performance and reliability of the coating than any other factor. If the preparation of a surface for coating is poor, the ultimate performance of that coating will likewise be poor.

The Quill Falcon Kwikblast® System creates surfaces on which coatings can be successfully applied, which contributes significantly to the longevity and quality of these coatings. Abrasive blasting profiles the surface area in such a way that the coating is able effectively to anchor itself to the small peaks and valleys of the blasted surface and thus adheres better.

Wet abrasive blasting can remove existing layers of paint from the gelcoat before a final surface buffing, while on a new boat, abrasive blasting removes the shine from the gelcoat before the initial painting of the bottom.

Soluble Salts

Soluble salts draw in moisture from the air and are one the primary causes for protective coatings on marine vessels failing, as they are able to congregate in rough or pitted areas on steel surfaces.

However, abrasive blasting using the Quill Falcon Kwikblast® System washes away and removes soluble salts and chlorides, leaving a clean, contaminant free profiled surface and creating the best possible bonding strength when protective coatings are added.

To read more about our complete range of wet abrasive blasting services for marine vessels, equipment and structures, please visit our website.

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
To read more about our abrasive blasting services for marine vessels, please click here

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Abrasive blasting is vital in helping to to protect marine vessels from corrosion

Why corrosion is so damaging in a marine environment

Boats and ships of all kinds are particularly prone to corrosion, in particular rust, which can affect the hull, propellor, motor and other surfaces. They also suffer from crevice corrosion, which is where a crevice is formed under a deposit (such as silt or sand) or anywhere moisture can get trapped and become stagnant.

Whatever the form of corrosion, it’s important to treat it effectively, and abrasive blasting is an important part of the process. This enables affected surfaces to be stripped back to a corrosion free base that can then be primed and protectively coated.

Why protective coatings are so important in a marine environment

Protective coating is one of the most cost-effective and efficient ways of combating corrosion on marine vessels and protects against moisture being able to interact with the boat’s surfaces, which in turn leads to degradation and corrosion.

Preparing surfaces with abrasive blasting prior to coating creates an effective anchor for the coating and the right physical environment for the coating material to interact effectively with the surface. Therefore, the effective performance of a marine vessel coating very much depends on the quality of the surface preparation and so preparing the surface for a coat of anti-foul coatings is an extremely important step in maintaining a boat’s longevity and seaworthiness.

Abrasive blasting is able to treat surfaces so that they have a cleanliness and profile suitable for the type of protective coating that is to be applied.

Australian Enviroblast is a specialist in abrasive blasting for all types of marine vessels, structures and equipment
Abrasive blasting is crucial to the preparation of boats for re-painting and re-coating—to read more, please click here

Copywriting by +MarkAngus