Continuing our series of Posts on Pinovo's in-house developed, industry leading front end tools, this week we want to tell you about our patented Pico Pipe tool - see the short video below👇 .
As you see in the video, this tool has a wide range of industry applications - from the steel cables on suspension bridges, to small and large metal pipes in chemical plants, as well as across the oil&gas industry - both onshore and offshore. We have used them in Scandinavia, the Benelux, and offshore in the North Sea.
The key industrial advantage of this tool is the fact that the surface treatment of pipes can be undertaken without any sheeting, scaffolding, or cleaning up afterwards, and without shutting down any operations.
This patented tool can be used on a range of pipes from 2” to 8” diameter.
Because we recycle and reuse the blasting grit at least 20 times, grit usage is up to 80% lower with our Pico Pipe tool, compared to open grit blasting. This means not only significant cost savings for the customer, but also over 60% lower CO2 Emissions thanks to the lower grit usage, transport, collection and disposal.
With the Pico Pipe tool, and as with all of Pinovo’s tools and equipment,
💪 There is no need for expensive scaffolding and sheeting, which is required with the traditional surface treatment methods of open grit blasting, and high pressure water jetting.
💪 You can continue to run other operations beside our equipment when it is operating, and no shut down of activity required.
💪 Because our technology is ATEX certified, you can operate in explosive environments.
💪 With our high quality filters, and because we capture all the dust, Pinovo's equipment can also used to remove lead and other toxic paints.
💰 And, Pinovo’s solution is about 33% less expensive than the traditional surface treatment methods for spot blasting. This cost saving can increase to over 60% when our tools are used with Rope Access.
And finally, clean vacuum blasting facilitates a continuous maintenance strategy which delivers life extension of painted steel assets, with consequent operational, financial and sustainability advantages for customers.
So, what are you waiting for?! Why not talk to our Operations Team in Bergen to learn more about our technology, and the benefits it can deliver for your industrial or marine business?
And please don't forget, #PaintIsPlastic!