Shipyard reduces consumption by 70% with KinetiX superoxalloy abrasives

The Challenge

A shipyard previously used 5,000,000lbs of coal slag annually and required rust inhibitors to ensure the surfaces would remain clean prior to priming.

The 10X Breakthrough

When the blasting media was switched to superoxalloy abrasive, annual consumption reduced by 70% to 1,680,000 lbs and 3,332,000 lb reduction of spent abrasive being landfilled. Additionally, rust inhibitors are no longer needed or used to hold blast and adhesion values are higher due to blasting with KinetiX.