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WJA Training

Recently, Gerald got the opportunity to visit Yorkshire Water and observe some of their students taking the Drains & Sewers test paper.   Afterwards, the team travelled to Yorkshire Water’s outdoors training area, to observe the students putting the theory into...

Refractory Removal at Hydroblast

In the construction of vessels exposed to high temperatures, such as furnaces, boilers and incinerators, refractory lining in installed. Typically made from alumina and silica, the refractory acts as insulation and protects the outer steel structure from damage. As a...

Top Secret Tank Cleaning

18 months ago, a customer called and asked Hydroblast to go and deliver Water Jetting Safety Awareness training to his staff. Then, this spring we were invited to go back to his country and deliver further training to more of their staff. However, when we arrived in...

Why Choose Hydroblast for Tank Cleaning

Benefits of Tank Cleaning Tank Cleaning is necessary to keep your operations running efficiently. It ensures that the equipment works to its optimal level as it allows you to identify and rectify any maintenance issues. To offer the best standards of cleanliness and...

What to Expect from a Water Jetting Training Course

At Hydroblast, we take safety extremely seriously. Usually, one of our experienced operators would perform hydrodemolition tasks, however, an increasing number of people are opting to try water jetting for themselves, hiring or purchasing water jetting equipment from...

Front of Airport Line Removal

Airport Thermoplastic Line Removal This busy UK airport required our line removal services outside the front of their terminal. The airport welcomes thousands of daily passengers, so the operation needed to be low key to ensure no delays or safety issues between the...

Hydrodemolition: Why do we have Robots?

Since the introduction of hydrodemolition robots in 1984, the practice of hydrodemolition has been revolutionised, making the sector more versatile, efficient, accurate and safer. Increased Versatility At Hydroblast, our Aqua Jet robots are equipped with numerous...

Ultra High pressure Jet cleaning of a Heat Exchanger

Heat exchangers are used all over the world day in day out not only for chemical and thermal processes – but also for their reverse application, air conditioning units. Due to the heat exchangers being such a big part of many businesses’ operation, it’s important to...

High Pressure Water Jetting Training at Hydroblast

At Hydroblast, we provide water jetting training courses to educate operators to the highest standard of water jetting. In fact, our training is accredited by City & Guilds, and we are also a registered provide of the Water Jetting Association. As a result, we are...

How to Remove Road Markings

Road markings play an important role in defining the layout of our roads, indicating everything from the areas we can't park on to when we need to slow down. They are a vital feature on our roads, but naturally, they have to endure a lot of traffic and footfall going...

Training Course Success

In February our Managing Director, Gerald McDonald, flew over to Ireland to deliver a safety course to the employees of Structural Concrete Bonding Services after their purchase of water-jetting equipment. The course, which was hosted by Kilcullen Town Hall, covered...

Hydroblasting ‘The Sticky Mess’

Tank cleaning is just one of the services we offer at Hydroblast, and we were contacted by a company who were looking to clean their tank after it had become somewhat of a ‘sticky mess’. The work involved removing the sticky residue created by a chemical reaction gone...

Hydroblast WHEN “OLNY” THE BEST WILL DO!”

Hydroblast were contacted by a company relating to the quality of work that had been undertaken by another company.  The work involved removing wording that was of poor quality and yellow lines that had also been applied which were not up to standard.  Due to the...

A Big Tank – Means Big Arms: Storage Tank Maintenance

As industrial tank cleaning is one of the services we offer here at Hydroblast, we were recently contacted by a company who wanted to clean inside their large vertical storage tank. The storage tank had no internal paddles or mixer blades, and the product stored...

Hydrodemolition to Precast Concrete Sections

A civil engineering company needed to modify precast concrete panels and employed Hydroblast to carry out the task. Such a task requires efficiency, accuracy, and safety; something that we pride ourselves on providing to all clients. Visually, our instructions for the...

How to Remove Corrosion with High Pressure Water Jetting

Metals that are repeatedly exposed to a substance can begin to corrode over time. Some metals are more prone to corrosion than others and some metals can even begin to rust, both of which are usually identified by a change in appearance on the surface of a metal. As...

Extensive Concrete Removal to Aid Construction Work

It's been a busy few months for our water jetting teams here at Hydroblast - even more so than usual. We've been busy working on a vast range of jobs, one of which was a large hydrodemolition job that we recently completed in Sheffield. The task at hand involved a...

New Rotary Surface Preparation Nozzle

Formwork Cleaning with Hydroblast's New Nozzle What is formwork? Formwork is a type of mould that wet concrete is poured into to create a desired shape. This is commonly used in construction to create concrete shapes, pillars and staircases, to name but a few. Because...