Safe, fast & eco-friendly alternative to abrasive blasting

What Is UHP Water Blasting?

UHP water blasting is a surface preparation technique that uses ultra-high-pressure water to remove various coatings, contamination and corrosion. The process utilizes pure, chloride-free water to remove unwanted materials and leave behind an ultra-clean, rust-free surface.


How do we use UHP Water Blasting?

Keeping our client's safety in mind, ISP has increased the integrity of all the UHP equipment we offer. As challenges and regulations continue to arise, ISP is committed to being a leader in providing quality surface preparation solutions.


Advantages of UHP Water Blasting

Safer Operations

Advances in UHP robotic technology is putting technicians further out of harms way. UHP water blasting's medium is pure water rather than the hazards in abrasive blasting. Grit can cause dangerous dust clouds that are harmful for workers to inhale. Grit also can find its way into ventilation ducts and other important systems within plants and facilities causing major damage.

Lower Costs Than Grit Blasting

Because only pure water is used to remove coatings with ISP equipment, water jetting costs less than grit blasting by eliminating the need for collection, containment and disposal of abrasive. Removing garnet alone can save you up to $300/hr for each blaster. High productivity and no extra clean up means you can focus purely on moving the job forward.

Reduced Overall Project Time

Removal of coatings with water instead of grit allows for other work to be completed during water jet operation. Steel and mechanical welders, electrical or even painting can be performed concurrently with UHP surface preparation, which means projects are completed in less time saving you (the customer) the most on your projects.

Produces A Cleaner Surface

A cleaner surface means reapplied coatings will last longer. Innovative Surface Prep equipment removes coatings and leaving the surface at a WJ-1 to WJ-4 SSPC/NACE standards with the original profile intact. Corrosion products are removed from deep into the profile pits and leave your surface with zero water-soluble salts, chlorides and other contaminants to provide a ultra-clean surface for new coatings.

Smaller Job Footprint

Equipment location and footprint on a job site can be very critical. The overall UHP water blasting job footprint is much smaller than abrasive when you remove the larger blast pots, larger compressors, grit bags, storage hoppers and other associated blasting equipment.

Eco-friendly Process

Environmental compliance is an area of coating removal that is gaining more and more attention. UHP water blasting has minimal impact on the environment, health and the safety of personnel. This includes zero air pollution, significantly less waste disposal (non-hazardous paint chips), zero hazardous waste disposal, and less noise.

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