Abrasive cleaning 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.
Often used in the pre-treatment process for cleaning auto parts, metal and masonry.
A few various types of abrasive cleaning that Waste Away South Ltd is able to provide are:
Wet Abrasive Blasting:
This is a strong alternative to sand blasting and is the ability to use hot water and soap to allow simultaneous degreasing and blasting with the elimination of dust, so silicacious materials can be used without worry.
Benefits of wet abrasive cleaning include surfaces being left extremely clean with no static cling of dust to the blasted surface.
Following this process, coating or bonding operations are often better after wet blasting than dry blasting because of the cleanliness levels achieved and lack of surface contamination.
Hydro blasting, commonly known as water blasting, is frequently used as this method only requires one operator.
In hydro blasting a highly pressured stream of water is used to remove:
- Old paint
- Build-up of grease, oil and other contaminants
Hydro blasting is a great approach to cleaning without damaging the original surface. This process is ideal for cleaning internal and external structures and surfaces, allowing the operator to direct the stream of water into places that are difficult to reach using other methods.