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SNAKEBITE NOZZLE

SnakeBite Strike Increases Blasting Speed by 51%

Client: Powder Coating Company

Location: New South Wales, AU

SnakeBite Flex Reduces JB Laser’s Noise Pollution

Client: JB Laser

Location: Boise, Idaho, USA

SnakeBite XQ Reduces Noise Pollution in Half

Client: Hort Enterprises

Location: New South Wales, AU

SnakeBite XQ – No Dust or Noise Complaints

Company: Lithko Restoration Technology
Location: Columbus, OH, USA

SnakeBite XQ Saves Unprecedented Asset Downtime

Client: ExxonMobil
Location: Des Plaines, IL, USA
Application: Tank Blasting

SnakeBite XQ Increases Productivity by 180%

Location: Darwin, Australia
Application:  Marine Vessel Maintenance

ABRASIVES

East Coast Shipyard Productivity Boost

Client: East Coast Shipyard

Location: North Eastern USA

Application: Garnet Blasting on Twin Barges

60% great productivity with gma toughblast

Location: Taft, California, USA

Application: Oil Storage Tank

FASTER CLEANUP AND LOWER PROJECT COSTS

Location: Sydney, Australia

Abrasive: GMA SpeedBlast Garnet and Steel Grit

Application: Bridge

MYTH OR FACT: HIGHER SURFACE PROFILE INCREASES COATING ADHESION

Application: Research Study

Lower abrasive consumption by 48%

Client: ZaMac Surface Protection

Location: New South Wales, AU

Abrasive: GMA NewSteel

Double production capabilities

Client: Large Equipment Manufacturer

Abrasive: GMA NewSteel

Tank Blasters Double Productivity

Location: Spring Hill, Tennessee, USA

Abrasive: GMA ToughBlast

Reduce dust levels by 70%

Location: California, USA | Heber Water Treatment Plant

Abrasive: GMA ToughBlast

Save $300k by using GMA ToughBlast

Client: CL Coatings

Location: Central Illinois, USA

Application: Oil Storage Tank

Save 400 labour hours with GMA Garnet

Client: City of Dayton

Location: Dayton, Ohio, USA

Application: Water Towers

How to blast faster – Caterpillar 950 Loader

Client: Brian, Fabricator

Location: Michigan, USA

Application: Steel Fabricator

Lower project costs by 25%

Location: South Carolina, USA

Application: Oil Storage Tank

80% reduced abrasive consumption

Client: Marathon Petroleum

Location: Catlettsburg, Kentucky, USA

Application: Petroleum Tank Maintenance

VERTIDRIVE BLASTING ROBOT

Stripping of tank wall

Application: Tank Coating removal

Equipment: Vertidrive M4 Convertible System

VERTIDRIVE BLASTS GIGANTIC WATER TANK

Client: Yarra Water Valley

Location: Doncaster East, Victoria, Australia

Application: Tank Coating removal

Equipment: Vertidrive M4 Convertible System

VertiDrive:  STORAGE TANK 290 ft2/hr to NACE 3 Finish

Client: BP

Location: Queensland, Australia

Industry: Oil & Gas

Equipment: VertiDrive M7

VERTIDRIVE BLASTS LEACH TANK 50% FASTER

 Client: BHP

Location: Olympic Dam, Australia

Industry: Oil & Gas

Equipment: Two VertiDrives M7

IMPRESSIVE PRODUCTIVITY RATE OF 333 FT2/HR

Client: GMD Shipyard
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Equipment: Two VertiDrives M7

LABOR COSTS SLASHED BY 50% FOR TANK PROJECT USING VERTIDRIVE

Client: Quincy Industrial Painting
Industry: Oil & Gas
Location: Iowa, USA
Equipment: VertiDrive M7 / 6T Bulk Pot

VERTIDRIVE DELIVERS 260 FT2/HR DURING SPHERICAL TANK PROJECT

Client: Brock Services
Industry: Oil & Gas
Location: Baytown, Texas
Equipment: VertiDrive M7 / 6T Bulk AmphiBlast Pot

PRODUCTIVITY 3X (TRIPLES) ON JET FUEL TANK PROJECT

Client: Graham Industrial Coatings
Industry: Oil & Gas
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
Equipment: VertiDrive M7 / AmphiBlast Bulk Pot

VERTIDRIVE ACHIEVES A STUNNING 400 FT2/HR

Client: Brock
Industry: Oil & Gas
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Equipment: VertiDrive M7

VERTIDRIVE LEADS TO 40% REDUCTION IN LABOR COSTS ON NAVY VESSEL PROJECT

Client: Eptec
Industry: Naval
Location: Australia
Equipment: VertiDrive M7 / AmphiBlast Bulk Pot

NAVY HULL PROJECT NEARLY 3X PRODUCTIVITY WITH VERTIDRIVE

Client: Eptec
Industry: Oil & Gas
Location: Australia
Equipment: VertiDrive M4 UHP / NLB 300hp – 10 gallon per minute pump

VERTIDRIVE ACHIEVES PRODUCTIVITY RATE OF 300 FT2/HR

Client: Graham Industrial Coatings
Industry: Oil & Gas
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
Equipment: VertiDrive M7 / 8T Bulk Pot

VERTIDRIVE BLASTING ROBOT ACHIEVES 400 SQ FT HOUR

Client: Moore Painting
Industry: Oil & Gas
Location: Patoka, Illinois USA
Equipment: VertiDrive M7

UHP and VertiDrive Deliver 1,345 Ft2/Day Productivity

Client: BME Services
Industry: Marine
Equipment: VertiDrive M7 UHP / 2500 Bar – 6.8 gal (26 l) per minute pump

VertiDrive: Average Production Rate of 3,200-4,300 ft2 per 8-Hour Shift

Client: Persy Steel Protection
Industry: Oil & Gas
Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Equipment: VertiDrive M4 / 2500 bar – 8.5 gal (32 l) per minute pump / Vacuum system

VertiDrive:  Pressure Washing 10,764 ft2 Per Day Production

Client: Snowy Hydro Penstocks
Location: Snowy Hydro, NSW – AU
Equipment: VertiDrive M7-Pressure Washing

EQUIPMENT

AmphiBlast Skid on Truck Improves Production and Safety

Location: Somerville, Victoria

Client: Northern Construction and Drilling

Equipment: AmphiBlast Skid 3.5

Minimise Project Downtime with the Highest Level of Dust Suppression

Location: Sydney, NSW
Equipment: Dust Collector

Reduce Dust on Jobsite by 95%

Location: Melbourne, Victoria

Client: Patrick Terminals

Equipment: Dust Collector

Dust Collector Improves Visibility

Location: Gladstone, Queensland

Client: Queensland Alumina Limited

Equipment: Dust Collector

Conjet Robot Overcomes Harsh Chemical Environment

Location: BunBury, Australia

Client: PCS

Equipment: Conjet Robot

Amphiblast Skid on Truck Improves Production and Safety

Location: Victoria, Australia

Client: Northern Construction & Drilling

Equipment:  AmphiBlast

PENSTOCK: 667% Productivity Boost

Location: Lake Paragana, Tasmania

Client: Lothway TBS

Equipment:  Robotic Internal Pipe Tool

600% Productivity Gain During Penstock Refurb

Location: Poatina, Tasmania AU

Client: Lothway TBS

Equipment: Robotic Internal Pipe Tool

1.3 Mile Devil Canyon Penstock

Location: San Bernardino, CA USA

Equipment: Robotic Internal Pipe Tool

Reduce Dust & Improve On-Site Visibility

Client: MCMC Linings

Location: Columbus, OH Technology Day

Equipment: MistBlaster

Increase On-Site Blasting Productivity

Client: BrandSafway

Location: Columbus, OH Technology Day

Equipment: MistBlaster

INDUSTRIAL SOLUTIONS

Blast booth reduces labour by 88%

Client: HEIL

Location: Port Payne, Alabama, USA

Industry: Truck Bodies & Trailers

Application: Transitioning away from a manual grinding process for their surface preparation and moving towards blasting and automation.

Blasting solution minimises dust

Client: Komatsu Mining Corporation (Joy Global Underground Mining LLC)

Location: Pennsylvania, USA

Industry: Industrial Mining Equipment

Scope: (1) Blast Booth – 18’W x 12’H x 30’L w/ roof hatch for crane access

Portable blast room improves bottom line

Client: Large Mining Company

Industry: Industrial Mining Equipment

Location: South Australia

Revenue increases by 4x

Client: General Dynamics

Industry: Defense

Application: Automated blast booth with a Blastman gantry-mounted 8-axes robot

Automated blast booth is 10x faster

Client: CS Wind Inc

Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Industry: Wind

Cart carriage system improves blast booth production

Client: Government Defense First Tier Manufacturer

Location: Indiana, USA

Industry: Military – Defense

Scope: (2) x 56 Ton Electric Product Carts

Vacuum Recovery Systems

Client: Railcar Company

Location: Southeastern USA

Industry: Railcar

Scope: 100 HP vacuum unit and retrofit to existing conveyor system

Doubles production speed with blasting chamber

Client: J. Oskam

Location: Ontario, Canada

Industry: Manufacturing

Application: Blast Room

Budget-Conscious Marine Support Company Rolls Out Barge Finishing Services

Client: Superior Marine

Location: Ohio, USA

Industry: Marine

Rapid Expansion Pushes Manufacturer to Build New Facility

Client: Tronair

Location: Ohio, USA

Industry: Air

Application: Blast and Paint Booth

A Unique Solution on a Shoestring Budget

Client: Advanced Surface

Location: New York, USA

Application: Blast Room

UTLX Texarkana – Robotic Blast Room

Client: UTLX

Location: Arkansas, USA

Industry: Robotics

Application: Railcar Blast Room Robotics

Midwest Wind Tower Manufacturer – Robotic Blast Room

Location: Midwest, USA

Industry: Wind & Robotics

Application: Blast Room Robotics

Emerging Railcar Manufacturer Tackles Potential Bottleneck in Finishing Division

Client: Vertex Railcar

Location: North Carolina, USA

Industry: Railcar Manufacturing

Outdoor Hoop Structure Blast Room

Client: Blasting and Painting Contractor

Location: Minnesota

Application: Blast Room

Specialty Pipe Fabricator

Location: Corpus Christi, Texas

Application: Pipe Fabrication

Irving Shipbuilding – Paint Booths

Client: Irving Shipbuilding Inc.

Location: Nova Scotia, Canada

Industry: Marine

Application: Shipbuilding

VT Halter: New Ship Painting – Blast and Paint Booth

Client: VT Halter Marine

Location: Mississippi, USA

Industry: Marine

Application: Shipbuilding

Steel Fabricator Migrates Finishing Operations Into Close Quarters

Client: Steffes

Location: North Dakota, USA

Industry: Steel Fabrication

Transforming Truck Body Production with a Blast and Paint Booth

Client: TBEI

Location: Minnesota, USA

Industry: Heavy Vehicle

Offshore Barge Repair & Manufacturing

Industry: Barge

Application: Cleaning exterior barge solely through automation

WORKFORCE REDUCED UP TO 50% WITH VERTIDRIVE RENTAL

Industry: Oil & Gas
Location: Superior, Wisconsin

DRAMATIC PRODUCTIVITY INCREASE REALIZED IN SHIP HULL PROJECT

Client: Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine
Industry: Oil & Gas
Location: Nkom, Doha

Blasting Robot Completes Project 4 Days Ahead of 14 Day Timeline

Client: Moore Painting
Industry: Oil & Gas
Location: Queensland, Australia

Superior Solutions for Overspray Challenges

Client: Northwest Pipe

Location: Washington, West Virginia

Industry: Fabrication of Steel Pipes

Application: Innovative paint booth tailored to contain overspray and manage VOCs

Blast and Paint Integration for Defense Contracts

Client: Granite State Manufacturing

Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Industry: Manufacturing

Application: Turnkey Blast and Paint Solution for DoD Contract

SPONGE-JET ABRASIVE MEDIA

Unexpected Lining Demanded An Abrasive Change

Location: Arlington, Texas

Protecting The World’s Oldest Floating Steel Warship

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Revitalizing The Guggenheim Museum

Location: New York City

The Renaissance of Boston’s Longfellow Bridge

Location: Boston, MA

Sponge-Jet Technology Elevates Steel Mill Expansion

Location: Vologda Region, Russia

Revitalizing a Massachusetts Parking Garage

Location: Massachusetts

Revitalizing a Coastal Wastewater Plant

Location: US Southern Coast

Revamping Water Treatment Carbon Steel Pipelines

Location: Lafayette, LA