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Preventing High Pressure Water Injuries

High pressure water jetting has many purposes. With applications including hydrodemolition, tank cleaning and road marking removal, it is popular due to its efficient and environmentally friendly nature. However, as with any tasks onsite, there are risks for...

How to Remove Thermoplastic Line Markings

The layout of our roads are all defined by thermoplastic line markings, indicating everything from the middle of the road to when we need to slow down. There is sometimes a need for these road markings to be removed when roads are being changed or updated, sometimes...

Concrete Scabbling Machine vs Hand Held Scabbler

Concrete scabbling is an important process. It allows for surfaces to be roughened or reduced, making it a useful process for removing road decorations or markings and preparing surfaces for the application of grout or paint treatment. It is also widely used for anti...

Seven Uses of High Pressure Water Jetting

High pressure water jetting has applications within a wide range of industries. It is economical, environmentally friendly and versatile, making it a popular choice in domestic, commercial and industrial environments. Common Uses of High Pressure Water Jetting 1....

Using a Water Jet Gun in Confined Spaces

When To Use a Short Jetting Gun A water jetting gun (jetting lance) is a useful tool in water jetting applications. The WJA Blue Code of Practice specifies the use of jetting guns and the standards that they must generally comply with. However, these standards must be...

Unblocking a Heat Exchanger using the Peinemann

The Task Hydroblast were recently tasked with unblocking a heat exchanger using the Peinemann. Like is the case with most pieces of equipment, heat exchangers can become blocked and not fit for purpose. The client was located in the North East of England, and buys and...

Introducing the Peinemann: The New Pipe Cleaning Solution

Pipe cleaning is a crucial process in helping to prolong the life of industrial pipes. Due to the nature of what these pipes are used for, the accumulation of materials can often occur over time. Having a build-up of these deposits consequentially reduces the...

How we use Hydrodemolition

What is Hydrodemolition? As its name suggests, hydrodemolition is the controlled cutting or removal of concrete using high-pressured water jets. This increasingly popular method of concrete alteration is cost effective, environmentally friendly, accurate and...

Cleaning Pipes Full of Concrete in a Piling Rig

What are Piling Rigs? Piling rigs drill holes into the ground at diameters ranging between 300 and 1200mm. To drill these holes, piling rig machines use a large, circular auger. Once drilled, the holes left are filled with liquid cement before a wire basket cage is...

Scabbling Concrete in Industry

What is Concrete Scabbling? Concrete scabbling, otherwise known as concrete scappling, is a mechanical process which removes a thin layer from the surface of concrete. Traditionally, concrete scabbling was performed using axes, hammers and other pneumatic devices....

The Benefits of Water Jet Road Marking Removal

Road markings are laid onto roads with the intention of being permanent, and so the removal of them can be tricky. Old road markings have become a standard feature on roads, sometimes causing confusion to drivers. Because of this, it is extremely important to have a...

Industrial Tank Cleaning Service for All Requirements

Hydroblast's Unrivalled Tank Cleaning Service There are a number of reasons why businesses and industries require a tank cleaning service. Other than the regular care and maintenance of equipment that respected, professional companies carry out as standard business...

Pipe Cleaning In The Nuclear Industry

Why is Pipe Cleaning Important? Pipe cleaning is an incredibly important consideration for all industrial industries. Why? When ill-maintained, pipes can and often do become blocked with unwanted deposits. These deposits leave the pipes susceptible to a myriad of...

The Development of the Pile Cropping Process

It is becoming increasingly popular to use piles as support for modern and major building works, especially with the efficient and safe methods that are now available to use. Previously, digging foundations was the process commonly used to support new buildings....

Tank Cleaning Services: No Man Entry Tank Cleaning

Tanks have a variety of uses in industrial businesses, and the cleaning and maintaining of these tanks is very important. In doing so, it is essential to use up-to-date methods and equipment, to maximise the efficiency and safety of the cleaning process. Due to the...

Boxing for Cancer

According to statistics, a staggering 980 cases of cancer are diagnosed in the UK every day. When faced with this illness, many of us, naturally, become despondent and upset, but not our accounts manager, Janet. Forever positive, Janet fought cancer head-on with a...

What to Expect from a Water Jetting Training Course

At Hydroblast, we take safety extremely seriously. Predominantly, 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...

Bridge Deck Removal

Recently, Hydroblast were tasked with removing the external parapets from two flyover bridges. To accomplish this task (removing over 158m3 of concrete), we chose to forgo hand lancing, opting to use our robotic hydrodemolition equipment instead, as we knew that this...