Alpine Paints and Sandblasts Mountains
Posted Feb 22, 2021 by Dave Scaturro
Alpine Painting and Sandblasting was contracted to conduct an aggressive blast of a stay vein at Bear Swamp Hydroelectric station located beneath mountains. We quickly learned that the biggest challenge would be accessibility to the worksite. Our team navigated themselves through the mountain leading them more than 800 feet below the surface, to where our project began.
Although the trek was completed, other notable challenges presented themselves such as;
- Working conditions posed our crew to work alongside other contractors in confined spaces with limited airflow.
- The teams utilized a diesel powered unit with hoses extending 800 feet to the entrance of the worksite.
- A unique type of product had to be used to limit the dust, called a Sponge Jet, Silver 30 (a sponge with an abrasive embedded inside). This product allowed the team to recycle the abrasive and produce less dust as other abrasive blasting.
- Strong communication with the dust extraction crew became another vial part to Alpine’s work objectives.
Our ability to adapt to unique locations led to solutions that increased air quality and visibility, as well as reduced waste disposal due to the recyclable feature of the abrasive used. This, tied with the efficient task management, resulted in lessening the time of the overall project. To learn about the project scope visit and to take a closer look at our journey through Bear Swamp Hydroelectric station click here. Contact us to discuss your industrial project today.