A B R A S I V E B L A S T I N G
Yankee Fiber Control is a trusted leader in specialty abrasive blasting with over 25 years of experience in environmentally friendly surface cleaning and preparation. Abrasive blasting is the process of forcibly propelling a stream of abrasive material against a surface to remove unwanted paint, coatings, contaminants, and perform surface preparation.
Yankee offers a comprehensive line of blast media options suitable for a variety of substrates including the most delicate and sensitive to tough and unusual surfaces. Our abrasive blasting services include the most advanced technology designed to keep contaminated dust and debris self -contained while stripping, cleaning, and profiling in one easy step, which significantly reduces labor and disposal costs.
Our technicians are fully trained and equipped to meet the highest industry standards while conforming to state and federal safety regulations including strictly enforced hazardous waste removal and disposal policies. Yankee will help you determine the appropriate abrasive grit media and process to complete the job to your project specifications, surface type and profile desired.
Abrasive Blasting Services & Media Include:
- Wet Pumice (Farrow System) & Hydro Blasting
- Walnut Shell & Conventional Sand Blasting
- Steel Shot & Steel Grit Blasting
- Baking Soda & Plastic Grit Blasting
- Glass Bead & Crushed Glass Blasting
- Aluminum Oxide & Silicon Carbide Blasting
Which industries benefit from abrasive blast cleaning?
Yankee provides safe, efficient, and cost-effective abrasive blasting services with minimal downtime to a wide range of clients. We service our diverse customers in a multitude of ways varying from paint and contaminant removal to facility maintenance, bottom paint removal, roadway line removal, storage tank cleaning, and historical restorations. We undertake both common and unusual surface cleaning and surface preparation projects from an array of industries including:
- Industrial & Commercial
- Institutional & Education
- Government & Military
- Municipal & Historical
- Marine & Aerospace
- Utility & Electronic
- Residential & Automotive
- Manufacturing & Tank Farms
What surfaces can abrasive blasting clean and profile?
Yankee has the expertise and technology to perform abrasive blasting on substrates of all kind. Call Yankee today to discuss the appropriate abrasive blasting method for your specific application including:
- Concrete, Brick, Stone & Masonry
- Fiberglass, Glass, Plastic & Wood
- Steel, Stainless Steel, Aluminum & Titanium
- Granite, Marble, Ceramic & Terracotta
- Metal, Brass, Wrought Iron & Pewter
- Machinery Parts & Engine Components
What materials can be removed with abrasive blasting?
Yankee has the capability to remove almost any coating, substance or contaminant from a variety of surfaces. Although there is no limit to the materials that can be removed with abrasive blast cleaning, the following list includes some of the most common:
- Paint, Lead Paint & Graffiti
Industrial Coatings & Varnish
Dirt, Grime, Grease, Burrs & Scales
Roadway, Highway & Parking Lot Lines
Rust, Corrosion, Efflorescence & Oxidation
Anti-Fouling, Marine Growth, Hull & Aircraft Paint
Mold, Soot ,Smoke Damage, Chemicals & Contaminants
Bottom paint removal using wet pumice blasting
Bottom paint removal using wet pumice blasting
Removing exterior paint from brick using wet pumice blasting
Historical building before lead paint removal and restoration using walnut shell blasting
Historical building after shot blasting concrete floor and wet pumice blasting
Historical building after lead paint removal and restoration using walnut shell blasting
- Each blasting media has a specific purpose, and comes in different sizes and shapes so results can be customized.
- Selecting the appropriate method of surface preparation depends on the substrate, environment, and expected life of the coating system.
- Up to 80% of all coating failures can be directly attributed to inadequate surface preparation.
- Sandblasting has been utilized for over 100 years to remove coatings, clean surfaces and perform surface preparation.
- Conventional Sand Blasting with crystalline silica sand poses serious health risks and requires special safety precautions to avoid possible exposure and inhalation of invisible hazardous dust.
- The Farrow System, also known as Volcanic Crystal Ash & Wet Pumice Blasting, was introduced in 1998 to the marine industry for hull paint removal and is now utilized globally for a wide range of indoor and outdoor applications.
- Yankee offers alternative surface cleaning and preparation services including non-abrasive Dry Ice Blasting and state-of-the-art Ultra High Pressure Water Jetting technology.