Rapid Prep offers the right equipment for your job including lead abatement for all military ships, vessels and submarines along with all surface preparation needs.

Why ship sandblasting is so important

Seawater means salt which aid the corrosion process even more. Customers need an extremely rugged barrier to protect the steel from corrosion, because these assets are very costly to build and it’s important to service them quickly and get them back out on the water.

Ship sandblasting prepares the surface to put a coating onto as a barrier to the steel to protect it from corrosion and the best way to get a surface readying for coating is through abrasive blasting.

Common Applications Within Shipyard & Marine

  • Shipyards
  • Submarines
  • Vessels
  • Navy Ships

Safety Considerations

Working close to the water you must consider the risk of contaminants getting into the water or into waterways. Another consideration is noise, many shipyards have noise restrictions in place to protect their workers.

Choosing the right abrasive

The most common types of abrasives used in the shipyard and marine industry are usually expendable abrasives including crushed glass, copper slag and garnet. These are popular among blasters as they are able to clean the surface while removing the coating in less time. Our experts can help you choose what abrasive would work best for your job.

Equipment Considerations

Many shipyards have noise restrictions in place to protect their workers. Rapid Prep has the right equipment to meet the necessary requirements.

Available Equipment for rent and purchase

  • Quiet Cubes
  • Electric Dust Collectors
  • Electric Vacuums
  • 28 Ton Blast Pots
  • Blast and Recovery Systems
  • Greener Blasters

*Additional equipment available