Home / Snakebite XQ saves the daylight for Airport Blasting Contractor – Lithko Restorations
The Project Scope
Lithko Restorations were successful in winning a large blasting project at the Columbus Airport. The project was to sandblast (remove) the parking lines from the floor of the garage that was being converted from a rental car facility into a parking garage as part of the Airport Upgrade.
The unique challenge was – due to the proximity of the project intermingling with airport travelers, Linko was contract-mandated to maintain noise under 90 dB at an entrance of the passenger terminal, and have no visible airborne dust beyond 50ft from where they would be working.
The Challenge and Solution
Lithko started the project renting a high performance mist blaster skid from BlastOne, combined with BlastOne’s Garnet which ensured there was no airborne dust. The noise of blasting however was measured at 104 dB and received airport noise complaints. Lithko was forced to stop blasting during the day and could only blast at night, which significantly impacted the length of the project due to working hours, conditions, and available labor.
BlastOne Introduced the SnakeBite XQ blast nozzle to this project, which effectively dropped the blasting decibels from 104 dba down to 86 at the nozzle, allowing the Lithko team to start blasting again during the day.
Results and Successful Outcome
The XQ nozzle made a profitable impact on the project as the blasting crew were now able to blast longer, in better conditions for the remainder of the project. The project was completed ahead of schedule with no dust or noise complaints.
At the end of the day – the SnakeBite literally saved the daylight for the Blasters at Lithko.
The Blasters Said…..
Nathan: “Thought it was great, a lot quieter than the others (nozzles), and had a wider pattern on it. As far as noise goes, we were allowed to blast during the day time again”
Anthony: “With the silencer I didn’t have to use any force, it was great.”