Industrial mechanical methods of removing paint can be either abrasive or nonabrasive. At Nirove, we do not use abrasive methods such as shot blasting to remove paint. Our shot blasting is used as an after treatment for our thermal process only.
However, we do employ non-abrasive mechanical methods such as Ultra High-Pressure water to remove paint. This is done in the form of our 2000 Bar Ultra High-Pressure water cleaning equipment.
Due to the nature of Ultra high-pressure water cleaning, this method is only employed at Nirove as a backup system to our other forms of paint stripping.
Advantages of Ultra High-Pressure water cleaning for removing paint.
- Initial capital layout is relatively low when compared with Thermal paint stripping
- Ultra-high-Pressure water cleaning can be quicker than Thermal paint stripping should you have the correct sized chemical tanks.
Dis advantages of Ultra High-Pressure water cleaning for removing paint.
- Ultra-high-Pressure water cleaning is very expensive to maintain, and the cost involved outstrip the advantages.
- Ultra-high-Pressure water cleaning can be dangerous to the employee should anything go wrong with the equipment.
- Ultra-high-Pressure water cleaning requires a method of filtering the paint afterwards in order to dispose of the paint residue.
- Ultra-high-Pressure water cleaning is very labour intensive.