When you need to remove unwanted coatings or contaminants from a workpiece to undergo further processing, a water jetting system from NLB could be the optimal solution. Capable of safely blasting water at incredibly high pressures, our process quickly cleans without damaging the substrate material.
Benefits of Water Jetting Surface Preparation
This surface preparation technique leverages ultra high pressure water to remove various unwanted paints, coatings, rust, and impurities from a cement surface. When blasted onto the workpiece, the pure and chloride-free water leaves behind an ultra-clean, rust-free surface.
Removing rust, scale and coatings on cement surfaces with grit blasting requires containment and/or clean-up, and those costs can have a significant impact on profitability. For contractors doing environmental remediation – removing asbestos or lead paint, for example – the containment issue is even more critical.
NLB water jetting quickly removes coatings, rust, and other tough adherents without the hazards of grit blasting. The resulting surface meets or exceeds all recognized standards (including the WJ-1 or “white metal” specification of NACE No. 5 and SSPCSP-12, and SIS Sa 3). Water jetting solutions for surface preparation is also the only way to meet the SC-2 standard for removing soluble salts, which hamper adhesion and often lead to coating failure. During grit blasting, these salts are often trapped in cavities within the metal. But ultra-high pressure (up to 40,000 psi, or 2,800 bar) water jetting cleans deeply enough to prevent these invisible “corrosion cells” from forming, and even restores the surface’s original profile.
NLB’s HydroPrep™ system gives you the productivity of grit blasting without expense, hazards, and clean-up problems. Its vacuum recovery feature not only simplifies disposal but leaves a clean, dry surface — free of flash rusting and ready to recoat.
When your project involves large, vertical surfaces, you need NLB’s versatile HydroPrep™ system. It features a rugged ULTRA-CLEAN® pump unit and vacuum recovery of wastewater and debris, plus the specific accessories you need for manual or automated work.
Hydro blasting surface preparation offers many more advantages, including:
When you consider all the factors, NLB’s HydroPrep™ system consistently outperforms grit blasting. In addition to achieving a quality cement surface, water jetting:
- Reduced project time
- Low operating costs
- Produces a clean, bondable surface
- Uses minimal water
- Removes invisible containments (e.g. entrapped chlorides)
- Requires little training
- Small equipment footprint
- Environmentally friendly alternative
In the modern business climate, environmental stewardship is essential. Hydro blasting surface preparation has been shown to have minimal impact on surrounding areas. Plus, there’s no air pollution and significantly less waste disposal.
Your Source for Water Jetting Surface Preparation Equipment
When you need to cut through grime, coatings, and rust, NLB Corp. has you covered. As a leading manufacturer of water jetting systems since 1971, we offer a wide range of ultra-high-pressure hydro blasting surface preparation solutions. We also provide complete customized systems built from NLB pumps and units, accessories and parts.
Make Quick Work of Surface Preparation
Preparing a surface with abrasive grit requires containment and clean-up, which cuts into turnaround time and profitability. Those are non-issues with a water jetting system.
The process quickly removes coatings, rust, and other tough adherents without the hazards of grit blasting. The resulting surface meets or exceeds all recognized standards, such as the WJ-1 specification of NACE No. 5, SSPCSP-12, and SIS Sa 3. Water jetting for surface preparation is also the only way to meet the SC-2 standard for removing soluble salts, which hinder adhesion and may trigger coating failure.
Let’s Get Started
With in-house engineering, manufacturing, and customer support, NLB Corporation is with you from start to finish. What’s more, we also offer refurbished units and rental services for those who favor hydro blasting surface preparation but may not want to commit to a new purchase.
That’s why we’re the preferred water jetting system provider for contractors and operations professionals worldwide. We want to be your first choice, too.
Contact our team today for more information on our water jetting solutions for surface preparation.