Grit Blasting

Using abrasive media to strip back to bare metal before re-coating to extend the lifespan of your item

LRES-UK Ltd provide a wide range of grit blast cleaning services.

We are experienced in many environments including; energy from waste (EfW) facilities, bulk storage terminals, oil refineries, power stations, production and manufacturing environments and many more. We provide bespoke solutions on both long-term maintenance and individual projects.

What is grit blasting?

Grit blasting is a process used to clean, strengthen (peen), or polish metal surfaces. It propels small pieces of ‘grit’ at a high velocity against a surface using a blasting machine. The impact of the grit removes surface contaminants, rust, paint, or other unwanted materials from the surface of the metal.

Where is grit blasting used?

Grit blasting is used in a variety of industries, including construction, manufacturing, and maintenance. It is commonly used to prepare metal surfaces for painting or coating, to remove rust and corrosion, to clean and polish surfaces, and to improve the strength and durability of metal surfaces.

We provide grit blasting services for the following:
  • Preparation for Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)
  • Cleaning
  • Emergency Maintenance and Coating
Grades of cleanliness

There are different types of shot blasting, depending on the type of surface being treated and the desired outcome. The standard grades of cleanliness for abrasive blast cleaning that LRES-UK can achieve in accordance with BS EN ISO 8501-1 are:

  • Sa 1 – Light blast cleaning
  • Sa 2 – Thorough blast cleaning
  • Sa 2.5 – Very thorough blast cleaning
  • Sa 3 – Blast cleaning to visually clean steel

LRES-UK’s industrial cleaning services

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Sheffield, South Yorkshire

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