We provide Surface Treatment Services to prepare and clean the substrate prior to coating or only for industrial cleaning reguirements from abrasive blasting,  (dry or wet, UHP – grit blasting, wet blasting, hydro blasting, ) to industrial cleaning (HPWJ/LPWJ, low or high pressure water jet cleaning, mechanical treatment/ hand-held or power tool cleaning, dust removal) or chemical cleaning and dust removal. Chech our services!

We perform the cleaning, gritblasting onshore, on site or in workshops, and offshore, new-work and repairs/conversion of of ships, industrial facilities, pipes, heavy-duty equipment, machinery  

Applied to any industry different types of steel structures such as hulls, tanks, holds, floating dock, cistern, bunker, containers, piping, halls, for industrial equipment or heavy machinery 

    Dry or Wet Abrasive Blasting – Mechanical Treatment  – Cleaning 

  • Dry Abrasive Blasting, known as Grit Blasting – more commonly known as sandblasting 
  • Wet Abrasive Blasting (high-powered water stream mixed with the abrasive media)
  • Hydroblasting
  • High Pressure Water Jet Cleaning
  • Low Pressure Water Jet Cleaning
  • Power-Tool Cleaning (electrical and pneumatic) (needling, chipping, brushing, bristle blasting)
  • Hand-Tool Cleaning (de-scaling, hammering, scraping, wire-brushing)
  • Chemical Cleaning
  • Dust Removal 
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Abrasive Blasting

Dry abrasive blasting

grit blasting, more commonly referred to as sandblasting

Pressurized air is used to transport the abrasive to the nozzle.

The abrasive media being propelled into the surface at high-velocity to clean or etch the surface.

Most abrasive are metallic, sand, grit, and garnet blasting. Moderately abrasive are glass beads and plastic (PMB) with ground-up plastic stock or walnut shells and corncobs. A mild version is soda blasting and there are also barely abrasive and non-abrasive alternatives such as (dry) ice blasting. Abrasive is best used to create a surface profile needed for proper adhesion of coating systems. A problem is when abrasive leaves the surface contaminated. This means the less contamination abrasive leaves at the surface, the better.

Wet abrasive blasting

The blast media is moistened prior to impacting the surface to clean and strip. Water is added to the stream of air at the nozzle, or sooner. 

Adding abrasive to a stream of water is also considered wet abrasive blasting. 

The amount of water used may vary.

To prevent flash rusting on metal surfaces, a water based, non-hazardous, biodegradable additive called HoldTight 102 is added to the water during the blasting and cleaning / rinsing process. 

Waterjetting – Water Blasting

  • Low-pressure water cleaning, < 5.000 psi, 340 bar


  • High-pressure water cleaning, 5.000 – 10.000 psi,  340 – 680 bar

Fairly economical

Used with and without abrasive. 

  • High-Pressure water jetting, from >10.000 psi, 700 bar  30.000 psi, 2.000 bar

Productivity increases

At this point water becomes supersonic, coatings come off. 

  • Ultra-High Pressure (UHP) water jetting, > 30.000 psi, 2.000 bar

Productivity is up

Almost every type of coating is sheared off to bare metal. 

Water blasting has to be done with chloride-free water to remove unwanted materials and leave the surface ultra-clean.

High-Pressure Water Jetting (HPWJ) is a highly efficient and effective way of cleaning various surfaces. As part of your ongoing maintenance efforts, it can effectively increase the efficiency and the lifetime of your equipment.

Ultra-High Pressure (UHP) water jetting, > 30.000 psi, 2.000 bar

Productivity is up

Almost every type of coating is sheared off to bare metal.

UPH / UHPWJ stands for Ultra High Pressure Water Jet, also known as hydroblasting.

Ultra high pressure water jetting is a material surface cleaning process that uses water propelled at a high velocity to remove contaminants and other debris.

We use the force of the fast-moving water as it hits a material’s surface which is powerful enough to remove unwanted layers of old coatings. It prepares the surface for subsequent operations such as applying primers and paints.

UHPWJ is the process of cleaning a surface using water under ultra high pressure. 

We adjust the pressure of the UHPWJ  to provide sufficient force to remove all surface contaminants, including tightly adhering surface rust, leaving the surface completely clean.

To ensure that the surface is in fact sufficiently clean to receive a coating system, a visual assessment may be made by comparing the cleaned surface with a series of photographic standards issued by either NACE (National Association of Corrosion Engineers) or SSPC (Steel Structures Painting Council, now Society for Protective Coatings).

UHPWJ can not replace the abrasive blast cleaning for new work. Whilst abrasive blast cleaning provides a good surface profile, UHPWJ does not create a profile at all.

The abrasive blast cleaning being just about the only method that effectively removes millscale and provides a good surface profile, UHPWJ does not remove millscale nor create a surface profile.

If any millscale is present, then delamination is also very likely to occur – the performance of a coating system largely depends on bond strength between the clean steel substrate and the first coat, primer.

Coating failure generally occurs at the steel – primer interface, hence the importance of a surface profile to maximise the bond area.

The greater the profile, the greater will be the surface area and the stronger the mechanical and chemical bond. If the steel is smooth, however, then adhesion of the coating is entirely dependent on a chemical bond, which can vary enormously from product to product.

 UHPWJ can replace the abrasive blast cleaning for maintenance work and repaint work over steel that had originally been abrasive blast cleaned – UHPWJ being certainly suitable. When steel that had been originally blast cleaned and painted is cleaned using UHPWJ, the process reveals the original profile, which will be just as suitable for painting as it was when originally blast cleaned. Therefore, the all-important profile is already there ready for the new coating system to key into.

Ultra high pressure water jetting does not use hazardous chemicals. Despite the advantages, the recovery system for the water is important because some surface debris can be hazardous to the environment and may need to be contained and disposed of in accordance with environmental laws.