Sandblasting can occur naturally, usually as a result of particles blown by wind causing aeolian erosion, or artificially, using compressed air.
We use a mobile dry abrasive blast systems. It’s powered by a diesel air compressor that provides a large volume of high pressure air to a single or multiple “blast pots”. Blast pots are pressurized, tank-like containers, filled with abrasive material, used to allow an adjustable amount of blasting grit into the main blasting line. The number of blast pots is dictated by the volume of air the compressor can provide Our equipment offers high mobility and easy transport from site to site.
Sandblasting steel and concrete
Abrasive blasting, more commonly known as sandblasting, 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.
Sandblasting for Boat Cleaning and Maintenance
Sandblast can use a number of minerals, sand or metal particles. Sand is commonly used because it is less expensive than other less abrasive blasting media and works well on many materials.
This system can be used for cleaning and maintaining boats of all sizes. The system removes coatings, corrosion and residue from surfaces in a way that helps the newly-applied marine coatings adhere better and for longer, and makes the process more cost-effective, efficient and environmentally friendly. Sandblasting smooths the unevenness and, when done correctly, results in a clean, flawless finish. A win-win solution.
Do you need to clean your boat regularly?
Boats of all sizes are subject to a constant build up of algae and barnacles, grime and dirt, and a variety of contaminants on the hull, all of which can cause damage and will affect your boat’s longevity and performance.
If you try removing these types of contaminants by hand is very laborious, and it can also cause damage to the surface, specially to a fibreglass hull, as it can be easy to scratch the gelcoat, leading to blisters and fractures.
Because the challenge to fully strip a boat or yacht, some may be apply a fresh coat of anti-fouling paint over the hull without stripping it beforehand. This is the wrong way to do it! Not only you’ll be hiding the problems, it can also result in poor boat performance, due to the excess weight due to the additional layers of paint and a rough bottom.
As we know, boats and ships are prone to corrosion. Rust can affect the hull, propellor, motor and other surfaces, can suffer from crevice corrosion. When a crevice is formed under a deposit of silt or sand, moisture can get trapped, and then becomes stagnant.
It’s important to act quickly when dealing with any form of corrosion. Sand blasting is effective because affected surfaces can be stripped back to a corrosion-free base before being primed and new anti-foul paint applied.