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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...

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...

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...

Hydraulic Pipe Cleaning at Industrial Scale

Pipe Cleaning with a "twist" Hydroblast can clean pipes of every size, length, inside diameter and shape but I thought I just had to write about this recent project . What you are now about to read is true and not made up or embellished in any way. This week, we...

Hydrodemolition to Precast Concrete Sections

A civil engineering company employed Hydroblast to cut precast concrete panels. These panels required some modification, so we used our Aqua Cutter 410 Evolution Robot Hydroblast were brought on board for this task, due to the precision of our robots when it comes to...

Upgrading of Existing Vehicle Parapets

Hydroblast and Vehicle Parapets Hydroblast have been tasked to remove some 500 tonnes + of concrete from two bridges in the London area. Since April 2005 all bridge parapets in the UK have been required to comply with the European Standard BS EN 1317. Existing bridge...

Refractory Removal at Energy-from-Waste Plant

SITA UK’s Request for Hydroblast Refractory Removal Services SITA UK is an Energy-from-Waste Plant in Teesside. This plant alone diverts up to 200,000 tonnes of waste from our landfills every year. SITA UK came to Hydroblast earlier in April to request some Refractory...

Hydroblast: Size Doesn’t Matter

The Importance of Hydroblast and Their Services Hydroblast may be a relatively small company from North Yorkshire but that doesn't mean that they aren't big players. Size doesn't matter in this industry, its quality and that is something that Hydroblast exudes.  Yes,...

Mine Capping with Robotic Hydrodemolition

MINE CAPPING - Robotic Hydrodemolition Hydroblast have recently completed a new project involving mine capping in Nottingham. Thoresby Coal Mine ceased production in July 2015, however the mine dates all the way back to 1925 , where the Colliery operated two mine...

Concrete Breakout for Storage Tanks

Concrete breakout to base of vertical steel plate storage tanks Recently we received a call from a company that installs and refurbishes glass-fused-to-steel tanks. Occasionally they have to take down or rebuild these tanks which involves breaking the concrete away...

Our Input in the £15 Billion Railway

Hydrodemolition in Railway Tunnels You may have watched on BBC TV the nail biting "Ice Getting Thin" documentary on Cross Rail Building, the new £15 Billion Railway in London. Well Hydroblast has had a small but important part to play during the making of this new...

Front of Airport Line Removal

Airport Thermoplastic Line Removal During early summer our services line removal services were required outside of a UK airport. The busy airport welcomes thousands of passengers daily so the line removal task needed to be as low key as possible to ensure no delays or...

Road Marking Removal for Airbus A380

Road Marking Removal for Runway Airbus A380 Launch brought a Grizzly campaign to the airfield After the product launch of the Airbus A380 , Big Grizzly left his footprints all over the airfield. Hydroblast were contacted by Farnborough Airshow to come and provide...

Lights, Nightwork and Safe Line Removal!

Safe Night Time Line Removal Last week saw us doing some Thermoplastic Road Marking line removal during the night on one of the UK's busiest airport runways. The Xenon Work lights designed and installed by Hydroblast , make for safe and efficient night time working,...

Fin Fan Cooler Cleaning

Fin Fan Coolers: Condenser Cleaning This week Hydroblast was contacted for our condenser cleaning services. Our task was to use our high pressure cleaning machinery to clean Fin Fan Coolers at a processing plant. Our highly qualified and experienced operators carried...

Industrial Cleaning for the Car Industry

Cleaning Options for the Car Industry Hydroblast were contacted by a Rubber Extrusions manufacturer within the car industry to help clean a number of stainless steel frames used in the manufacture of rubber seals for car windows and doors. The factory had planned shut...

Paint Removal From Concrete

Water Jet Paint Removal From Concrete Today marked the completion of Hydroblast's third visit to our regular client in Gateshead. Our task in this instance was to remove paint on the building renovation using our paint removal services. For efficient and professional...

School Chewing Gum Removal

School Half Term Allows for Chewing Gum Removal Hydroblast received a call from an academy school in Nottingham requiring our chewing gum removal services. Our task was to remove chewing gum from the pathways leading up to the school entrance. The client wanted the...

School Keep Clear Line Removal

Line Removal Task Outside a School Recently Hydroblast was tasked by a school to for our line removal services to remove the yellow school keep clear road markings from the front entrance. Line removal is just one of the services which we provide at Hydroblast -...