Our Robotic "Hydrocats" are self contained water blast systems which attach to the substrate surface via vacuum and travel over the surface as directed by a UHP Technician via remote control. This system recovers all the removed debris and water from the blasted surfaces and transfers it to a filtration unit for collection and disposal. We also offer the open lance method of water blasting via a hand held water jetting lance which is directed at the substrate to be cleaned by the UHP Technician. This method of water blasting may require some type of containment or barrier to collect and recover the resultant debris and water for disposal.

As industry faces ever stricter environmental controls, we are setting the standard in containment procedures with leading-edge expertise in marine, offshore, nuclear, fossil, hydro and cogeneration utilities, and other industrial areas. Since 1992, United Coatings has incorporated state-of-the-art technologies to enhance traditional abrasive blasting practices. We offer a wealth of experience using all types of abrasives, including aluminum oxide, coal slag, copper slag, walnut shell, garnet and glass bead. United Coatings' specialty ventilation systems can be adapted for any confined space.

Our capabilities include full-service lead and other hazardous material abatement programs, with dehumidification equipment, dust collection and environmentally-safe recovery of hazardous materials, as well as mobile personnel decontamination facilities. United Coatings' equipment inventory meets or exceeds all OSHA, NIOSH and EPA Pollution Abatement requirements.

Abrasive Blasting Advantages

Surface profile/anchor patterns are easily obtained

Fast and thorough surface preparation

Prepares surfaces to four universally accepted degrees of cleanliness

Cleans areas that are typically inaccessible

Low cost

United Coatings has extensive experience in the application of a wide range of marine and industrial coatings, linings, and specialty products. We have recently successfully applied the latest in coating technology including 100% volume solids systems utilizing plural component application equipment. We are committed to working closely with the owner and paint manufactures to select the correct coatings for the type of substrate, service and exposed environment.

Our paint application equipment includes the following:

(16) King 45:1 Spray Pumps

(4) Graco 68:1 Spray Pumps

(5) King 74:1 Spray Pumps

(2) King 56:1 Spray Pumps

(1) Graco 30:1 Spray Pump

(2) WIWA Spray Pumps, Plural Components

(2) Titan Airless Spray Pumps

(6) OSHA approved flammable storage lockers

In response to more stringent environmental concerns and regulations, United Coatings opened our new Hoffman blast and paint facility. This state-of-the-art facility can accommodate components up to 20 feet wide, 16 feet high, 50 feet long and 40,000 pounds in weight. This state-of-the-art, environmentally compliant facility can meet your surface preparation requirements using recyclable steel shot or a vast array of abrasives including garnet, glass bead, etc. A variety of coatings can be applied to meet your specifications, using airless or conventional spray.

Nearly every coatings project requires a specific degree of environmental containment to control airborne dust particulate from surface preparation and paint spray emissions. United Coating's capabilities include state-of-the-art technologies in rigging and environmental containment design and controls. United Coatings innovative design and installation of scaffolding, removal of spent abrasive and specially designed containment systems enabled UCC to abrasive blast and preserve approximately 600,000 square feet of surface area on the USS Roosevelt (CVN-71) in record time. We specialize in turn-key offshore structure containment and project management.

United Coatings has nearly 6000 sections of suspended staging and numerous specially designed containments to protect the environment and the surfaces being treated. Whether it is scaffolding and containment systems for Off Shore Communication Towers, Airport Hangers or United States Navy Aircraft Carriers, United Coatings can accomplish the rigging and containment challenges necessary to accomplish environmentally safe and compliant surface preparation and painting.

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