Last week we started a series of Posts on our in-house developed, industry leading front end tools that are used in Pinovo's Clean Blasting technology. Next up is the PiWalk - see our short video below 👇 .
The PiWalk is ideal for clean blasting of medium sized, horizontal metal surfaces, but it can also be used on vertical surfaces like the sides of tanks at the large chemical plant near Antwerp shown in the video. Hats off 🎩 to our Benelux distributor, Perspect Industrial Products and Yentl Diels!
In addition to the benefits of our tools outlined below, the PiWalk also delivers productivity of up to 6 sq.m. per hour, and is super versatile across industries. It has been used on bridges (e.g. on the Flower Bridge in Trondheim), on ship’s decks (e.g. Fred. Olsen Windcarrier), and on industrial flooring.
The PiWalk was also chosen by Morten Urrang's team at Remotion AS as the Clean Blasting component for RoboCoat - Remotion's robotic fabric maintenance solution that cleans, blasts and paints. This solution and Pinovo’s PiWalk was operational during summer 2023 at the Alvheim field in the North Sea on the Aker BP ASA FPSO Alvheim, and we look forward to many more mobilisations.
Pinovo’s R&D is now working on a new version of the PiWalk, with higher levels of productivity, to be used with both manual and robotic solutions. 🤫 Watch this space!
With the PiWalk tool, and as with all of Pinovo’s tools and equipment,
💪 There is no need for scaffolding, sheeting or shutdowns, as is the case with open grit blasting or high pressure water jetting. The Flower Bridge in Trondheim did not have to close!
💪 You can continue to run other operations beside our equipment when it is operating.
💪 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, importantly, Pinovo’s solution is significantly less expensive than the traditional surface treatment methods for spot blasting, and for a continual maintenance strategy to secure life extension of painted assets.
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?
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