If we compare it to the traditional blasting method, at first glance the blasting method does seem to be the fastest. However, this can be a false positive because it is also the highest risk method to use, if it goes wrong, then it has the potential to quadruple in costs and harm.
If for example it damages other machinery in close proximity then you have several areas out of production, if it is incorrectly operated or malfunctions it can cause enormous injuries, the cleaning up alone after the shot-blasting is another cumbersome and costly part of the traditional method. And even then, it is impossible to clean all of the shot debris caused by the machine.
You are then left with the problem of disposing the bags and bags of collected excess shot debris. The grinding method requires many layers of costly preparation including sheeting, fire blankets (which still allow a risk of sparks to escape). Together, whether it is grinding or blasting, both are forms of mechanical force which can add to the original existing damage! And both carry the risk of also adding in debris to the area which can cause problems in the future.
The laser cleans as it goes, it has a kill switch meaning the power will immediately stop if pressure is taking off the switch, people can work side by side with us..and the laser cleans the matter to the standard, without causing any damage at all.
We believe (although we are still testing this), that from the moment an order is given to SONOMATIC Total services Team for the provision of access, removal of insulation/lagging, completing the surface prep process, performing the NDT Inspection, relagging of areas and returning it complete to the operators (so all done by one company), that the time we require would be at least HALF the time required by the traditional method.
You would require only one order, you would have one point of contact and within our total circle, we take responsibility for everything that is included in a Re-Inspection. Our lasers also come in different powers so the efficiency can be made even better depending on the scope.