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A TALE OF TWO TOWERS

DAYTON, OHIO, USA

OVERVIEW

Two water tanks located in Dayton, Ohio required blast cleaning. The tanks had an internal surface area of 28,000 ft2 – with external surfaced of 45,000 ft2.

The tanks are supported by a large central riser column and 12 legs around the circumference. Access is via swing stages. Catwalk platforms are suspended between the columns.

Dayton Ohio Water Tower

PROJECT OBJECTIVES

  • Achieve surface cleanliness and roughness standards.

  • Ability to complete project deadlines on-time.

  • Generate considerable savings.

RESULTS

We performed two tests on equally sized towers. The first test used coal slag and the client’s original equipment. The second test used GMA ToughBlast and two Mega Blasters with 1600cfm compressors.

Tank #1: Coal Slag
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Abrasive consumption
380 tons
Total labor hours
1728 hrs
Nozzles used
6 to 7 for 12 hrs/day
Downtime
670 labor hours. Disposal $22,000
Tank #2: GX2
Using 2 MegaBlasters with 1600cfm compressors
Abrasive consumption
220 tons
Total labor hours
1350 hrs
Nozzles used
5 to 6 for 10 hrs/day
Downtime
Minimal. Reloading once per day compared to 2-3x previously.

CONCLUSION

By switching to GMA ToughBlast, our client used 44% less abrasive. Additionally, they saved almost 400 labor hours. Downtime during blasting was significantly reduced. This is due to minimal reloading of the Mega Blasters. Altogether, there was a total savings of 22%. Moreover, he was able to move the equipment on a week ahead of schedule to start the next project.

“I can work shorter days as I don’t have to stop to let the dust clear to see what we are doing! There is basically nothing to clean up!”

EXPERIENCE THE BENEFITS

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HIGH PRODUCTIVITY

Higher cleaning rate compared to other abrasives.

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COST EFFECTIVE

Low garnet usage. Reduced labor, clean up and disposal cost.

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SAFER TO USE

Meets industry, government and environmental safety standards.

THE BENEFITS OF BULK BLAST POTS

DUST SLOWS PRODUCTION AND WASTE MONEY

CASE STUDIES

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TANK BLASTER DOUBLES PRODUCTION RATE.

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