The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Eglin Air Force Base, FL
needed technology that was environmentally friendly and allowed
them to recover one-of a kind bombs.
A waterblasting system from KMT Aqua-Dyne operating at 10,000 to 15,000 psi helps the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory recycle munitions.
In the first of 2 reclamation stages, an Aqua-Dyne single multijet nozzle with three-axis control and rotary coupling is mounted on a stainless steel lance and is powered by an Aqua-Dyne GA 150 hp Pump. The three-axis control allows them to program the nozzle to go around the conduits and piping inside the warheads and remove the nitramines material.
Six Aqua-Dyne ShapeJet nozzles on a rotating spray bar, operating at 10,000 to 11,000 psi and 15 gpm are used in the second stage of the reclamation process.
“Aqua-Dyne’s equipment is working very well in a tough environment,” according to Bill Harrison, a Civil Service engineering technician.
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Inside a macerator, high-pressure waterjets
from Aqua-Dyne break down warhead material.
Blasting with Precision
Lights, Camera, Water Jets!
The movie production business provides a new and exciting market for an aggressive, inventive water blasting company in southeast Florida.
Precision Hydro-Blasting of Ft. Lauderdale, FL uses the KMT Aqua-Dyne 40,000psi, GA100 and GA200 trailer-mounted hydro-blasters and Mini Scrubbers on movie sets like this one from “Fast and Furious”.
The company stripped rubber skid marks off the roads between takes.
Additionally, Precision Hydro-Blasting serves a wide range of niches in the waterblasting market.
A technician removes a 6-inch thermoplastic highway stripe using Aqua-Dyne's & Precision Hydroblasting’s custom-designed floor machine, operating at 40,000 psi/4 gpm. The unit has 12 nozzles, two 6-inch spray bars, and vacuum containment.
“On boats, we often use Aqua-Dyne rotary hand guns or robotic cleaning systems with vacuum attachments. When we started Precision Hydro-Blasting, we used Aqua-Dyne’s 24/7 technical support. They always walked us through any problems. We never had down time because of equipment failure. Ultra-high-pressure stripping of a 50-foot boat hull typically requires a day, and a 130-foot-boat three or four days.”
Jamie Seboth, operations and division manager, Precision Hydro-Blasting
Precision Hydroblasting technician Flo Aberle strips paint from water line down to achieve bare aluminum on the hull of a charter boat at the Lauderdale Marine Center.
A sister company, Precision Concrete Cutting, was hired to remove 14 inches of concrete from an in-ground fuel vault at the Miami International Airport before repouring of new concrete.
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Amaury Rodriguez is shown using an Aqua-Dyne 40,000 psi rotary gun and an Aqua-Dyne GA 100 DT pump.