Project: Effectively removing coatings in a Power Plant
Damage and rust blisters were identified across various structures at the hydro power plant
The Bristle Blaster easily and effectively removed the old coatings of areas in need of repair
The Bristle Blaster combines the ability to produce an abrasive blasted finish with the high mobility and flexibility of a portable hand-held tool
Bristle Blaster is a patented technology that makes maintenance in confined and hard-to-reach areas simple. It’s easy to operate and removes the need for enclosures, reprocessing or disposal of grit
The Bristle Blaster proved to be the ideal grit blasting alternative for heavy and immobile structures.
Rust blisters had been detected across equipment and structures at a Pumped-Storage Hydro Power Plant in Germany. Old coatings were failing and in need of repair.
Given the size of the structures it was not possible for them to be moved to a blasting plant. The Bristle Blaster is mobile and flexible enough to access all areas of the plant during the scheduled shut-down.
Additionally, the Bristle Blaster Pneumatic Tool is ATEX approved for use in Zone 1 potentially explosive atmospheres – making it ideal for use in such dangerous environments.
Rust blisters and small areas had to be blasted throughout the Plant, without affecting undamaged areas.
In addition, the weight and mobility of parts was limited, meaning they could not be transported to a blasting plant.
The Bristle Blaster is a small, flexible hand-held surface preparation tool.
It easily removes coatings and rust in small areas without affecting any areas that remained coated and free from rust.
The Bristle Blaster ensured all required repairs were completed effectively and efficiently during the scheduled maintenance down-time at the Hydro-Power Plant