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Sewer District Saves Money and Time in Concrete Sludge Tank Rehab Project

When conducting surface preparation work in wastewater treatment plants, there are many factors to consider before blasting ever begins. For example: protecting the pipes, sensitive equipment, and electrical conduit from abrasive dust and ricochet. Not to mention ensuring that the ventilation system is not overwhelmed with abrasive dust.

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Sponge Media and Robotica Solve an Unexpected Coal Tar Enamel Challenge in Arlington, Texas

Unexpected jobsite findings when combined with an extremely tight deadline adds a challenging layer to projects that some contractors can’t overcome. This was not the case with Corrosion Control Resources, Inc. (CCR) who arrived on the scene at Arlington Water Utilities Pump Station expecting to hand blast with coal slag, but ended up robotic blasting with Sponge Media.

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Surface Prep, Sponge Media and the Miss Ellis Island

The Miss Ellis Island is one of the boats that carries passengers from the New Jersey-based marina across New York Harbor and onto Ellis Island. Getting ready for the busy summer tourist season includes conducting maintenance on the ferries, and this past year, the Miss Ellis Island was due for some much needed recoating on the walkways and decks.

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Sponge Media Blasting Solves Complex Surface Prep Issues at Wastewater Treatment Plant

Structures within wastewater treatment plants are exposed to extreme environmental conditions each and every day. Coatings failure in these facilities are common occurrences. If coatings issues are neglected, damage from corrosion can lead to plant shutdowns and costly replacement of assets.

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The Restoration of the Nubble Lighthouse in Maine, USA

Lighthouses are subject to Mother Nature’s harshest conditions: wind, rain, and constant exposure to salt water from the pounding waves of the ocean. It comes as no surprise that these structures and their various components require routine rehabilitation and restoration.

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Steel Mill Chooses Sponge-Jet for Scrubber and Demister Surface Prep

Building production capacity at Russia's largest steel and steel-related mining companies doesn’t happen without planning, staging, careful product selection and execution. PAO Severstal announced their plans to add a third blast furnace to the company’s Cherepovets Steel Mill in the Vologda Region, Russia. Corresponding with the install was construction of a wet cleaning scrubber and demister.

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Lead Paint Removal at Philly’s 30th Street Train Station

Lead paint removal is a challenge regardless of location and circumstances, but even more so when the process takes place in a busy train station. This was the case when Avalotis Corporation was tasked with a lead paint removal, surface preparation, and high-performance coating system application at the 30th Street train station in Philadelphia, PA.

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Lead Paint Abatement from Brick at Brown’s Wilson Hall

Wilson Hall (recently renamed Friedman Hall) is one of the most heavily used buildings on the Brown University campus. The Romanesque-style (circa 1891) structure was built at the bequest of George Francis Wilson and was designed by architects Gould and Angell to expand Brown’s lecture and classroom space.

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How 60 Years of Automotive Soot was Removed from the Battery Street Tunnel

In February 2019, work began on the decommissioning of the Battery Street Tunnel in Seattle, Washington. Expected to be completed in 2020, this project is a huge undertaking that includes removing the tunnel’s utility and mechanical systems, removing decades of automotive soot buildup from the tunnel, filling the tunnel, and sealing its entrances.

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Soot Removal from Fire Damaged Parking Garage

In the early hours of a windy Sunday morning, a massive, 10-alarm fire broke out in the downtown area of Waltham, Massachusetts. The fire completely destroyed a condo complex that was under construction, leaving severe soot damage throughout the entire parking garage next door.

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