Industrial Coatings & Abrasive Blasting

For industrial coatings to properly adhere, the coated surfaces must be properly prepared. In most instances, the most effective method for preparing those surfaces is abrasive blasting. However, there are problems associated with media blasting that cause concern. Most notably, silicosis is associated with blasting of sand media. While modern safety regulations have significantly reduced many health threats, it is not possible to reduce the total risks involved. Additionally, environmental threats must be addressed to protect not only workers, but also others in the immediate area.Abrasive blasting leaves waste that must be collected and properly disposed of to properly protect the environment. Dust created through the blasting of dry media poses an immediate threat to anyone in the vicinity, but there is a residual threat that has the potential to be an even more serious long-term danger. The blasting media and the material removed can, potentially, be blown or washed away from the site. Once the material becomes airborne, it is virtually impossible to collect. Additionally, waste that is washed from the site may enter water supplies throughout the region. Neither is a desired outcome. However, using wet media may reduce that danger.

Abrasive blasting leaves waste that must be collected and properly disposed of to properly protect the environment. Dust created through the blasting of dry media poses an immediate threat to anyone in the vicinity, but there is a residual threat that has the potential to be an even more serious long-term danger. The blasting media and the material removed can, potentially, be blown or washed away from the site. Once the material becomes airborne, it is virtually impossible to collect. Additionally, waste that is washed from the site may enter water supplies throughout the region. Neither is a desired outcome. However, using wet media may reduce that danger.
The most common method for preparing surfaces for refinishing is abrasive blasting. In addition to simple wear or weathering, resurfacing may be desired as design trends change over time or if the use of a particular structure changes. Another more contemporary use for this process is for the removal of graffiti. No matter what the reason for refinishing, a surface must be prepared prior to refinishing.

Industrial Coating Service

Choose your industrial coating services wisely and never regret it. At Robertson Coatings, for industrial, commercial & manufacturing plants we offer a range of painting and maintenance solutions. Utilising our NACE 2 inspectors we can evaluate and report on your existing plant condition, and in conjunction with our Industrial Coatings suppliers, we can tailor a paint specification to meet the demanding needs of a harsh working environment.

We can offer dustless abrasive blasting, high pressure washing & chemical cleaning
Industrial Coatings & Abrasive Blasting