What Is UHP Hydroblasting?
The act of water-jet cleaning/pressure washing at extreme operating pressures in order to clear a surface of unwanted preservatives or residues.
Why & When Is UHP Hydroblasting Utilized?
There are several instances where UHP pressure washing is needed in our day and age. For starters, to accomplish cleanliness on some of the machinery used in today’s industrial world requires more than the standard 100 to 4000 PSI water blasting. Depending on what chemicals are being used or at what temperatures machinery is being run at continuously can create environments that can change chemical bonds to unwanted residues. Over time these residues can be built up causing corrosion that lead to leaks, blockages or obstructions. This can be detrimental to the equipment running as well as its beneficiary. Some equipment may include but is not limited to: boilers and boiler tubes, condensers and condenser tubes, heat exchangers and tube bundles.
Another example where UHP Hydroblasting may be used is upon surfaces being prepped for refinishing. Most tanks and vessels are coated with high-impact performing coatings used for the preservation of the metals or its withstanding substances. Even still, these materials need to be refinished due to time and slow erosion. Upon the necessity for their removal we turn to UHP Hydroblasting due to the coatings ability to withstand mass amounts of trauma.
In both instances some contractors may turn to mechanical cleaning which is also effective yet in some cases can be damaging the machinery and its manufactured metals. (See Condenser, Cooler, and Boiler Tube/Pipe Cleaning for more information.)
How Can Pro Tank Help?
Pro Tank is able to offer such professional services due to several accommodations.
First, being that all or our technicians are well trained with multiple qualifications, some of which include: 10 and 30 hour OSHA Maritime training, Hazardous Confined Space training, HAZWOPER certifications, OSHA Competent Persons certifications and DOT Hazardous Materials certifications. All our certifications are in compliance with state and government law 49 CFR 472.704.
Secondly, Pro Tank spares no expense in acquiring the most up to date equipment/machinery and supplies available to accomplish each job with more efficiency, safety and precision than any other tank cleaning company on and off the water front.
We are approved vendors with many major Master Ship Repair Agreements (MSRA’s) and Agreement for Boat Repairs (ABR’s) and organizations such as NASSCO, BAE, CMSD, Pacific Ship Repair, PICS and SWRMC. Based on our past excellent track record and trust among all of our clients, we look toward a long future ahead in our ever growing endeavor to perfect and set the standard among Professional Tank Cleaning services.