What Is Mechanical cleaning?
The use of pneumatic and/or non-sparking tools in the removal of aged paint and rust in areas not suited for Ultra High Pressure (UHP) washing and sand blasting in preparation for deck preservation.
Why & When Is Mechanical Cleaning Needed?
On and off the maritime industry deck preservation prep may require special requirements based on other equipment residing in the space or work being performed in adjacent spaces.
For example, if machinery is being run in a space or workplace that cannot be secured or permitted to be covered due to heat overload or other reasons, UHP washing may not be permitted. Another example would be if there is painting being performed in an adjacent space or in a nearby workplace; paint fumes could be traveling to your place of performance, thus sand blasting would not be permitted. Sandblasting may produce sparks that could lead to a fire or in extreme situations an explosion. In solution to keep the momentum of production, we turn to Mechanical Cleaning.
How Can Pro Tank Help?
Here at Pro Tank we use pneumatic needle guns, electric and air grinders, pneumatic chipping hammers, wire brushes and many more non-sparking tools to complete the job quickly and efficiently.
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.
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.