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How Abrasive Blasting is Used for Coatings Removal

When paint starts to peel and bubble, it’s extremely important for the integrity of the asset to remove the old coating and apply a new one. As protective coatings fail, substrate corrosion can accelerate, leading to long term asset damage. If failed coatings and corrosion are not addressed, the damage may not be repairable and the asset may need to be replaced, ultimately costing the owner substantially more money.

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A Bronze Cleaning and Restoration Overview

Bronze restoration projects can often prove challenging for asset owners who do not have restoration experience. Due to bronze’s surface characteristics and countless variables that influence them, statues and other bronze items can have a large range in appearance. Before actual restoration begins, owners should consult with conservators/historic preservationists for help with achieving the desired result.

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Concrete Restoration using Sponge-Jet

Due to concrete’s versatility and cost compared to solid rock, most new building construction includes the use of concrete. Concrete is a technology as old as the Roman Empire, but has evolved to include finishes that can now be used in place of stone countertops or tile floors. When properly installed and maintained, concrete structures can last a very long time.

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Duluth City Hall Gets “Deep Clean” with Sponge Media

Duluth City Architect, Tari Rayala chose Sponge-Jet as the solution to clean the Duluth City Hall’s high profile, travertine limestone interior walls. Nearly a century of cigarette smoke, “dirtier forms of heating” and oils from visitors bumping the walls, left obscured the creamy fresh look that the stone can deliver. Premium Plant Services and Sponge-Jet are teaming up to complete the cleaning and restoration of the two story project.

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Sponge-Jet INFOCUS in Latest PCE International

Sponge Media™ abrasives are again used on a historic vessel for its ability to perform coating removal without damage to the substrate. This time it was on the replica HMB Endeavour and thanks to Sponge-Jet Australian distributor Rezitech Services Pty Ltd the project moved quickly enough to sail the Endeavour in time for the 100th Anniversary of the Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet Review.

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Because of Penoco/Sponge-Jet, Penn State's Palmer Museum Tiles of Death Are No More

Penn State student, Grant Brown weighs in on how environmental contractor Penoco, Inc. and Sponge-Jet Sponge Media™ abrasives are now protecting the health of Penn State University students, professors, staff and the general public who regularly frequent the Palmer Museum of Art. For more information, click here.

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Sponge-Jet Solves Potential Costly Challenge at Queen Mary Pumping Station

Sponge-Jet was recently used to remove paint and corrosion on three centrifugal water pumps. Read this article to see how Sponge-Jet saved the facility service team further dismantling and transport (time/money) of the pumps while protecting nearby equipment from damage and dust. Sponge-Jet Silver 16 Sponge Media™ abrasive was ultimately used to refurbish the pumps in place, creating a 100-micron (4-mil profile) and an Sa2.5 (NACE 2 / SSPC SP-10) finish.

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Sponge-Jet is Key Part of New “Sustainable Commissioning” Process

Sponge Media™ composite abrasives were recently put to the test to help conserve precious resources in what is being called the first oil and gas sustainable commissioning project. The results could not have been more positive. The core of this sustainable solution includes composite abrasives and an innovative Pipeline Inspection Gadget (or PIG) system, which, after field-testing, were used in two atmospheric distillation units (ADUs) at Brazil’s Petrobras Refinaria Abreu de Lima, also known as Refinaria do Nordeste (RNEST). The goal of the sustainable commissioning process was to save water normally used for cleaning and testing the pipe network connected to the ADUs, although there were other benefits as well.

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