All stone and brickwork, regardless of its age or location, needs periodic cleaning and restoration — however, this can be more pressing in the case of heritage properties, particularly if they are situated in urban environments. Read more
Vapour blasting is a term that is commonly used to describe the process of wet abrasive blasting (although you might also see it described as liquid honing, vapour honing, dustless blasting, wet blasting or slurry blasting). As well as there being several interchangeable terms used to describe the process, in some people’s minds there is likewise no distinction between vapour blasting, sandblasting and UHP cleaning.
Wet abrasive blasting is the method whereby abrasive blasting material is propelled onto a surface by water at high pressure. It’s used in many different applications to blast away unwanted coatings, corrosion and residue from a wide variety of surfaces, structures and materials in preparation for repainting and re-coating.
Sandblasting has become a generic term that is applied to most types of abrasive blasting. There are a number of other terms that are also used, such as grit blasting, media blasting, soda blasting and slurry blasting and, while a large variety of different types of blast media can be used—such as glass beads, crushed glass, walnut shells, baking soda and ceramic grit—the process is often referred to simply as sandblasting (or sand blasting) irrespective of the media.
Both of these processes tend to be known by a variety of names. For instance, the terms sandblasting, slurry blasting, grit blasting or simply abrasive blasting are very often used for the process that is more correctly known as wet abrasive blasting. Likewise, high pressure water cleaning is also referred to as waterblasting, hydrojetting, hydroblasting, high pressure cleaning or UHP hydroblasting (ultra high pressure hydroblasting).
Dustless blasting has shown itself to be more cost-effective, versatile and environmentally-friendly than conventional dry blasting methods, whilst also achieving better results in a huge range of different applications. Read more
At Australian Enviroblast, we use the Quill Falcon Cyclone Dustless Blasting System, highly effective and versatile wet blasting equipment that is suitable for a wide range of applications. In particular, Quill Falcon blasting machines are ideal for soda blasting to remediate black smoke damage to all types of structures. Read more
The structural integrity and operating efficiency of pipework and pipelines that transport critical materials such as water, oil, gas, chemicals and petroleum products is central both to public safety and to the economy. Read more
Australian Enviroblast specialises in protective coatings for all types of marine vessels and structures. Our long experience and the wide variety of marine abrasive blasting and coating work that we have undertaken across Australia means that we understand the importance of getting a marine coating right, and that the key to providing long-lasting protection is effective surface preparation along with the proper application of the right type of coating. Read more
Quill Falcon Cyclone dustless blasting machines are ideal for the removal of asbestos containing materials (ACM) from all types of surfaces, including brick and stone, pipework, metal and wooden beams, concrete, and most types of roofing materials. Read more
For any sort of corrosion protection system to operate effectively, surface preparation is always the key. Protective coatings need to be able to adhere to a metal or steel surface properly if they are to do their job of keeping rust and other types of corrosion at bay, and this means all forms of contaminants need to be removed before applying paint and/or protective coatings. Read more