Metals, whether being used in construction or machinery, or often subject to damages incurred from galvanic corrosion and rust. When these forces get ahold of a metallic material, they can make short work of them. For this reason, it is utterly essential to coat these items to make them resistant to them. Though these coatings are only effective when they have been applied to a surface that has been correctly prepared. But what exactly is surface preparation? When and where would you conduct it? And what type of equipment would you require to do so? Find answers to all of these questions here:
So, what is surface preparation?
Surface preparation is essentially the first stage of the treatment of metallic substrates from rust or galvanic corrosion. Before the underlying surface of a metal can be treated with a resistant coating, its surface needs to be clear of solubles and iron corrosive particles. These contaminants can undermine the effectiveness of the applied coating, taking its toll on the metal as it does. So, in order to keep constructions or even appliances safe from corrosion, surface preparation should be considered a crucial first step in the treatment process.
When would you need to do it?
There are quite a few situations that call for surface cleaning, generally wherever corrosive metals are being used in production or construction. It is useful before painting metal, when preparing tools or when working with metal objects such as piping.
What do you need?
There are various means of conducting surface preparation, each with their own applicability and effectiveness. One such means that enjoys quite a bit of popularity, is through high pressure water jetting. This approach makes use of over 1.5 thousand bars of water pressure to remove solubles and contaminants from metallic surfaces. Such high pressures use relatively low volumes of water, making it a cost-effective process, while the allowance for the easy disposal of runoff makes it even more appealing. It is also more effective, relatively safer and easier to conduct than other methods. This means that the most appropriate product for the task would be a high pressure water blaster.
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