Correct pre-treatment of the surface is essentially important to achieving a good result when applying any corrosion-protection system. Abrasive blasting or grit blasting is perhaps the most popular pre-treatment and cleaning method for removing rust, dirt and old coats of paint extremely effectively before applying paint systems or coatings that are designed to prevent corrosion for a prolonged period of time. This generally referred to as abrasive blasting, however sandblasting, grit blasting or gritting are also common terms.
Abrasive blasting uses a variety of media such as grit, olivine sand, corundum, steel shot and glass.
Area of application:
- Internal and external surface treatment and cleaning of pipework, pipes, drums, columns, storage tanks and silos.
- Pre-treatment of structural steelwork, machine parts, ships’ hulls, etc.
- Surface treatment of stainless steel.
- Removal of road markings.
- Blast-cleaning bridge decks.
- Blast-cleaning swimming pools.
Abrasive blasting methods:
- Grit blasting
- Shot blasting (recyclable abrasive blasting)
- Low-pressure blasting
- Torbo blasting
- Glass bead blasting
- Vacuum blasting
Abrasive blasting on site
Blast-cleaning a grain elevator.