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Sponge-Jet Abrasive Approved by NAVSEA as Alternative to Power Tooling

Portsmouth, NH (PRWEB) August 24, 2006

The latest Navel Sea System Command’s (NAVSEA) Submarine Maintenance Standard (MS No. 6310-081-015 REV G) now includes the Sponge-Jet technology as an effective alternative to Power Tool Cleaning.

The standard approves the use of Sponge-Jet abrasives for exterior surfaces and free flood areas as well as on tank interiors like lube oil tanks, and non-CRES hydraulic oil tanks – where power tooling is specified with an SSPC-SP11 or lower. Part and assembly restoration, like tiller, torque tube and bearing assemblies (when removed from the ship or unassembled) are another area where the technology is permitted.

Use of the Sponge-Jet RASP (Remote Area Surface Profiling) system is approved for preparing hard to reach surfaces in tight corners, where coatings tend to fail first. The RASP system manages containment, control, and recycling during cleaning.

“The approval from NAVSEA comes at a perfect time for yards working on submarines. The technology addresses the need to accelerate blasting and painting operations while lowering risk to sensitive equipment, the worker and the environment,” said Michael Merritt, President of Sponge-Jet, Inc.

Sponge-Jet is head-quartered in Portsmouth, NH and has a corporate office in the United Kingdom. They are the world’s leading manufacturer of dry, low dust abrasive blasting media and equipment.

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