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VT HALTER – BLAST & PAINT BOOTH

MISSISSIPPI, USA

BACKGROUND

VT Halter Marine is a leader in the design and construction of medium-sized ships in the United States.

With a growing order book and tightening environmental controls, VT Halter needed to diminish its environmental footprint, decrease reliance on good weather, and increase production in its blast and paint operations.

SOLUTION

BlastOne worked with VT Halter engineers to design and build a new advanced technology blast and paint facility to suit some very custom requirements.

VT Halter: New Ship Painting - Blast and Paint Booth
Blueprint design of VT Halter’s massive Blast/Paint facility

The overall blast & paint facility consists of a large 304’ x 120’ (90m x 36m) main building that is divided into a 150-foot blast hall and a 150-foot paint hall. Subsequently, this facility accommodates ship sections as large as 105’ W x 80’ L x 40’ H, weighing up to 500 tons each.

  • Adjacent paint room to paint small parts

  • Designed for 24/7 operation in all weather conditions

  • The facility uses BlastOne's unique approach to recirculating flow in both paint and blast halls - reducing energy consumption and operating costs

  • The facility includes dehumidification to maximize the number of operating days

  • 100% LED lighting to reduce energy consumption and carbon footprint

“The installation of this new blast and paint facility is to incorporate cutting-edge technologies in our marine construction programs. We are now able to apply a diverse range of protective coatings regardless of the weather conditions.” – Rob Mullins, Chief Executive Officer of VT Halter Marine

RESULTS

VT Halter finally has a serious competitive advantage over many of its competitors.

VT Halter Ship
VT Halter’s massive blast and paint facility
Makeup air unit installations to channel heated air to aid paint curing
Makeup air unit installations to channel heated air to aid paint curing
Blasting sector of new facility
Blasting sector of new facility
The front of the new blast and paint facility
The front of the new blast and paint facility
The facility installed high capacity dust collector units
The facility installed high capacity dust collector units
Large dividing door to separate blasting from painting operations
Large dividing door to separate blasting from painting operations

“BlastOne’s engineering and equipment have enabled us to cut our particulate emissions to zero while doubling our productivity. VT Halter Maine is delighted by the finished facility.” – Tim

KNOWLEDGE & LEARNING

5 CRITICAL COMPONENTS OF A BLAST ROOM

4 WAYS TO CURE PAINT FASTER

THE PROPER EQUIPMENT FOR EACH COATING

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