SONOMATIC RAIS are changing how we as an industry, perform the costly, harmful, dirty process of surface preparation.
Next Generation Surface Preparation
Surface preparation is as important to a successful Inspection, as a competent Technician and calibrated equipment. This process is traditionally carried out by grinding, wire brushing or blasting with grit. However, these methods can actually cause harm to the metal. Brushing or blasting can cause idents, both of which can weaken the metal. These methods are also harmful to our environment and to the user, as they are both exposed to grit, blast and by constantly using a vibrating, rotating tool, the Technician runs a high risk of suffering Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS), from constant use.
Over the years surface preparation has become an overly complicated and costly process. The process more often than not, usually involves four different companies, each with its own set of management, their own teams, submitting four different plans, requiring four different permits. Once that is all in place, the client then has the burden of managing all of this administration and managing/controlling the increased risk using four different companies brings. Within these companies, the equipment they use can be extremely harmful to the equipment and personnel working close by and devastating to the environment.