McBreen Environmental recently carried out multiple Hydrodemolition (also known as hydroblasting, or ultra high pressure water jetting) jobs on site at a manufacturing plant. Works included cleaning of steel struts from one of the holding tanks; Cleaning of an overflow catch pit that runs around the inside of one of the holding tanks; and cleaning of the inside of the pipe work.
Hydrodemolition is a concrete removal technique which utilises ultra high pressure water at pressures up to 45,000 psi to remove deteriorated and sound concrete to expose reinforcement bars for repairs and or replacement. Hydrodemolition is ideal for the removal of concrete without damage or impact to the reinforcement bars or vibration of a structure. This process provides an excellent bonding surface for repair material. Ultra High Pressure Water Jetting is also suitable for the removal of coatings as opposed to abrasive or shot blasting prior to new coating applications
and for the safe removal of lead based coatings.
Common Uses of High Pressure Water Jetting:
- Hydrodemolition (uses high pressure water jetting to remove concrete)
- Tank Cleaning (can be used for Dairy Evaporators)
- Ship Renovation
- Bitumen Removal
- Chewing Gum Removal
- Industrial Pipe and Tube Cleaning
- Road Marking Removal