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sand blasting service bay area

As a local Bay Area business that relies on commercial water tanks, you need your tanks to remain in service for many years, resisting corrosion. Abrasive blasting for surface prep, prior to applying protective coating, makes long-term tank performance possible. By far, the best way to provide long-lasting corrosion resistance is through properly applied tank coatings, which create a protective surface for your stainless steel holding tanks. Read more »

firewater tank lining repairs

Fire Water Tanks in the Bay Area Area Essential for Fire Response

Fire water tanks and the sprinkler systems they feed may not be the most visible elements of a structure, but they are absolutely essential for keeping people safe in the event of a fire. In fact, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has outlined strict requirements for tank inspections, with the goal of making sure that tanks remain able to supply water during an emergency. Read more »

water tank repair, tank linings, sandblasting bay area

A reliable, durable and long-lasting tank coating relies upon expert prep work. Whether your liquid storage tank linings are installed in the field after purchase, or needs a new lining prior to re-purposing the tank, careful preparation is key to protect your equipment investment. The old coating (and/or any initial corrosion) must be removed thoroughly and completely to Near White Cleanliness or White Metal Blast level, to provide a proper surface for the application of new tank linings. With proper interior and exterior tank coatings, plus timely water tank repair and maintenance from your experienced coatings contractor in the Bay Area, your storage tanks (and corrosion resistant tank linings) will provide many years of reliable service for your business. Read more »

concrete strengthening and protection with frp tank linings

Concrete is one of the most versatile building materials in existence, and it is one of the most widely used of all construction materials, especially in applications such as concrete water tanks. However, the one drawback to using concrete might be that it is subject to degradation and cracking, and there are many forces which can contribute to that cracking. Read more »

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Insulated Storage Tank Linings Need Regular Inspection and Maintenance

API 653 standards for insulated tank repairs and inspections have been in place since the 1990s after storage tank failures may have contributed to environmental damage. These standards have made many storage tanks and tank linings safer and more efficient, but keeping up with API 653 standards can make repairs and inspections much more expensive. There is obviously a good reason for these standards, and ignoring them to save time and money is far more disastrous. If you have a facility that relies on insulated storage tanks, here are some of the best practices if you want to keep them in good condition and up to the proper standards. Read more »

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It’s very important that storage tanks used in the petrochemical industry maintain structural soundness, both for the sake of public safety, and for environmental safety. The most common material used to build storage tanks is steel, primarily because of its tremendous strength, but that strength does not make it impervious to the damaging effects of corrosion. For that reason, it’s necessary for tank linings to be given protective coatings to help avoid corrosion. Read more »

water tank and concrete strengthening with frp

FRP, which stands for fiber-reinforced polymer systems, are lightweight and strong reinforcements. To create an FRP, it is necessary to blend a polymer material with e-glass fibers or a type of combining carbon. The most typical industries to use FRP to date include aerospace, automotive, and civil. That is because these industries rely on a higher than normal strength-to-weight rigidity and ratios. Read more »

Mobile Sandblasting and Abrasive Blasting

Step 1: Abrasive Blasting

  • Our engineering staff will select the appropriate abrasive
  • We have a truck mounted sandblast system that will take care of all your mobile sand blasting and abrasive blasting needs. We have specialty, thick hoses that can reach up to 200 feet and give 90 psi level pressures at the blast nozzle.

Step 2: Spent Sand Disposal

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  • Spent Sand Disposal
    • We then handle all of the disposal off site per CA regulations including taking samples of the spent sand for laboratory analysis and treatment if needed before disposal as non-RCRA or other waste designation .
  • We have powerful vacuum suction equipment such as DitchWitchFX 60 for vacuuming and disposing the spent sand.

Step 3: High Pressure Hot Detergent Wash

We have top of the line Hotsybrand hot water / detergent / high pressure wash equipment to clean the surfaces. This gives us powerful hot water washes that combined w/ industrial-grade detergents from AkzoNobel clean up the surfaces to ASTM standards.

Contact Us for Mobile Sandblasting and Abrasive Blasting Services

Picon Sandblasting Services can help you with your on-site mobile sandblasting needs.