Showing posts with label abrasive blasting. Show all posts
Showing posts with label abrasive blasting. Show all posts

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

10 Reasons Why Our Dustless Blasting Machines Are So Simple To Use

At Quill Falcon Australia, we supply a range of wet abrasive blasting machines in a variety of sizes and capacities for hire, for short or extended periods of time. 

Using a Quill Falcon Kwikblast dustless blasting machine is simple and straightforward, even in areas where mains water and power are difficult to access. Here are 10 reasons why our equipment is simple to hire and use:
  1. Our abrasive blasting equipment can be hired for as little as 1 day, or for longer periods if required. 
  2. No specialist experience or qualifications are required to be able to use one of our portable sandblasting machines.
  3. Our abrasive blasting machines produce minimal dust and therefore no specialist personal protective equipment (PPE) is required. (Standard PPE is sufficient.)
  4. We can deliver our portable sandblasting machines to you on site.
  5. Our trained operators provide you with full onsite training and within 30 minutes most people are sufficiently competent to be able to use our sandblasting equipment effectively.
  6. We supply blast media that is suitable and appropriate for your job.
  7. Air supply comes with all our Quill Falcon wet abrasive blasting machines.
  8. No power is required to operate our dustless blasting machines.
  9. Our portable sandblasting machines use potable water and this can be either gravity fed or from mains pressure
  10. You can use our sandblasting machines for a wide range of projects, both large and small.
Click on the brochure below to see our full range of abrasive blasting equipment for sale and hire.

If you have a large job or require the services of specialist abrasive blasting operators, please contact Australian Enviroblast, Adelaide's leading wet abrasive blasting service provider.


There are any number of applications where the Adelaide homeowner can use a portable wet abrasive blasting to improve the appearance of your home.

Stripping Paint

A wet sandblasting machine is ideal for stripping old payers of paint form walls before repainting, both inside and out. Our equipment profiles surfaces so that paint adheres to brickwork and rendering more effectively, meaning a more professional finish and your new paintwork lasts for longer.  

Outdoor Living Areas

Get rid of built up stains from food, drink and foot traffic in your outdoor kitchen or entertainment area easily with a portable sandblasting machine. Stains and grease are quickly and easily blasted away without any damage to the surface, restoring the look immediately. Likewise, if you have a veranda or patio with a brick, tiled, paving stone or concrete floor, the stains and discolouration caused by frequent use can be removed quickly and efficiently using our wet sandblasting equipment.

Garden Furniture

Garden and outdoor furniture can take a beating from the elements, whichever material material they're constructed from. However, you can use our wet abrasive blasting equipment to strip away old lacquer or other coatings from wooden furniture, or remove old payers of paint and rust from wrought iron benches and chairs. Garden statuary, planters and ornaments can also be given a new lease of life  with our dustless blasting equipment. 

Fences, Gates and Walls 

Abrasive blasting is an effective and efficient way of getting rid of graffiti, exhaust fumes, grime and soot from your fences, gates and exterior walls. Whether constructed from brick, some, wood or wrought iron, abrasive blasting removes paint, rust and other contaminants without compromising the structural integrity or damaging the surface. This means that thecae your property presents to the world can be restored and revitalised quickly and effectively. 

Driveways and Paths

Driveways and paths receive a lot of traffic of all sorts, and when combined with oil stains, tyre marks and ground-in dirt or mud, their appearance can deteriorate very quickly, affecting the overall look (and potential value) of your home. Our portable sandblasting equipment removes these sorts of stains and marks with ease. The underlying surface, whether concrete, brick or paving stone, is not damaged by the process, meaning you can restore these highly visible outdoor areas of your property with ease.

Wet Abrasive Blasting Machines Sales and Hire

The full range of Quill Falcon Kwikblast wet abrasive blasting equipment is available both for sale and hire throughout Australia, New Zealand, Vietnam and the Asia Pacific.

Call us on 0458 455 668 or visit to learn more.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Wet Abrasive Blasting or Conventional Blasting?

What is wet abrasive blasting?

Wet abrasive blasting is the method whereby abrasive blasting material is propelled onto a surface by water at high pressure. It’s used in many different applications to blast away unwanted coatings, corrosion and residue from a wide variety of surfaces, structures and materials in preparation for repainting and re-coating.

Wet abrasive blasting has been shown to be more effective and efficient, safer, and more environmentally friendly than conventional dry abrasive blasting methods (usually called dry blasting, sandblasting, grit blasting, media blasting or slurry blasting). 

Wet abrasive blasting is fast and versatile

Wet abrasive blasting is a highly versatile process that can be used for a wide variety of purposes, including removing rust and corrosion, stripping away old coatings and paint layers, and profiling surfaces in preparation for re-coating.

A wide variety of surfaces can be effectively profiled using wet abrasive blasting, including steel, aluminium, brass, bronze, copper, brick. stone, cement and concrete, wood, fibreglass and bitumen.

The process can be used on large-scale industrial sites, mining equipment and facilities, agricultural and industrial machinery, boats and ships of all sizes, and for line marking and graffiti removal. Wet abrasive blasting can also be used on small-scale and domestic projects as well.

Wet abrasive blasting is a very fast process, producing contaminant free profiled surfaces quickly and efficiently. Blasting speeds of up to 18m2 per hour can be achieved and so vital machinery or equipment is not out of action, nor boats held up in dry dock, any longer than they need to be.

Its portability and ability to be used on any type of site in almost any sort of location (including onboard ships) makes wet abrasive blasting the most versatile blasting method available.

Less blast material is used

Wet abrasive blasting uses only around half the media of conventional dry sandblasting or grit blasting (most often garnet or staurolite). As well as being more economical, this also means that disposal costs are significantly reduced.

The amount of water that is used in wet abrasive blasting is approximately 0.5 litres per minute, and therefore over the course of a day’s blasting, only between 200-250 litres of water would be expected to be used.

Less dust is produced

A significant advantage of wet abrasive blasting over more conventional methods of dry media blasting or slurry blasting is that very little dust is produced. This means that other work can continue around the abrasive blasting process, and other trades in the immediate vicinity are not prevented from working.

The media used in wet abrasive blasting is also confined, usually falling within only a 3-5 metre radius. This is in contrast to conventional dry slurry blasting or sandblasting, where the media can sometimes fall as far as 20 metres away.

Surfaces are profiled more effectively

Wet abrasive blasting is highly effective in the removal of coatings, corrosion, rust and other residues from all types of surfaces, and in so doing creates a superior surface profile that enables newly applied coatings and paint to adhere better and for longer.

When used in the shipping industry, for example, wet abrasive blasting removes salts and chlorides from a boat’s surfaces and hull in such a way that anti-fouling paints and marine industrial coatings adhere more effectively to the surface and remain in place much longer.

A more efficient method of abrasive blasting

Wet abrasive blasting combines the simplicity of conventional grit blasting or sandblasting with the effectiveness of of ultra high pressure (uhP) jetting without the associated hazards and complications.

Surface tension coats the blast media that is used in the process in a water jacket. This increases the speed and the mass of the media, which in turn increases its impact on the surface being blasted. The water also serves to lubricate the hose and nozzle, thus reducing wear and tear.

When the blast media hits the surface, the water jacket continues to move while retaining the media within it, preventing the grit from bouncing. The water jacket snaps round the blast media into the crack under the blast surface and hydrostatically blasts a larger amount of surface coating away than is the case when conventional dry abrasive blasting is used.

This produces a profiled surface and feathered edges, with less gingering than is the case with dry blasting, while consuming a minimal amount of blast media and water.

A safer method of abrasive blasting

Wet abrasive blasting can be used safely to remove bad coatings, coal tar epoxy paint and lead-based paints, as it does not set off airborne particles in the way that dry blasting or sandblasting would. Also, used media falls within a 3-5 metre radius of the blasting site and so can be easily encapsulated.

In addition, wet abrasive blasting produces up to 21 decibels less noise than conventional blasting methods, making for a more pleasant working environment on site and in surrounding areas.

At +Quill Falcon Australia we have machines of all sizes and capacities available for sale and hire in Adelaide and throughout Australia. Find out more at

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Thursday, 23 October 2014

Quill Falcon Australia | Abrasive Blasting Equipment and Machinery

At +Quill Falcon Australia, we are the sole Australian importers and distributors of the Quill Falcon Kwikblast Precision Dustless Blasting System.

Versatile, portable, environmentally-friendly and cost-efficient, Kwikblast is the best value wet abrasive blasting equipment and machinery on the market in Australia today.

We have abrasive blasting machines in a variety of sizes available for sale and hire. Visit us at to learn more.

Enjoy the video below, which shows Quill Falcon blasting equipment in action in variety of locations and applications.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Quill Falcon Australia | Adelaide Abrasive Blasting Equipment | Marine Abrasive Blasting

Quill Falcon at work abrasive blasting ships boats and yachts

This video shows the Quill Falcon Kwikblast Precision Dustless Blasting System at work undertaking some marine abrasive blasting.

As you can see, Quill Falcon is highly efficient at removing contaminants and marine build up from ships, boats and yachts of all types, and is also suitable for use on a wide variety of onshore and offshore industrial structures as well.

The Quill Falcon Kwikblast® System has successfully been employed on steel warships, submarines and destroyers, fibreglass mine sweepers, wooden fishing boats, aluminium research vessels, oil containers, LNG vessels and cargo ships.

Suitable for variety of abrasive blasting applications

The Quill Falcon Kwikblast Precision Dustless Blasting System can be used for:
• fabric maintenance
• repainting programmes
• cleaning debris from ballast tanks
• cleaning debris from surfaces prior to welding
• removing coatings prior to NDT preparation
• cleaning debris from cable trays
• removing sea growth from steel structures
• cleaning debris from decking

At Quill Falcon Australia, we are the Australian importers and distributors of Quill Falcon and we are able to supply their full range of abrasive blasting equipment. This includes abrasive blasting machines of all sizes, including potable models and trailer-mounted machines. These vary in capacity and so there is a Quill Falcon abrasive equipment that is designed to meet your needs and budget.

To learn more, visit us at or email us at

Copywriting by +MarkAngus

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Quill Falcon Kwikblast System for Marine Abrasive Blasting

The Quill Falcon Kwikblast® System is the most technologically advanced blasting system available on the market today.

It has proven itself to be highly effective in a wide variety of marine environments, and is renowned both for its capacity and performance. Abrasive blasting using the Quill Falcon Kwikblast® System means that coatings, corrosion and residue are removed from surfaces in such a way that newly-applied coatings adhere better and for longer.

Abrasive blasting using the Quill Falcon Kwikblast® System is ideal for marine vessels
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The Quill Falcon Kwikblast® System successfully combines conventional grit blasting and ultra high pressure (UHP) jetting to create a precision dustless blasting system that leaves all types of marine surfaces clean and contaminant free. It is an effective, cost-efficient means of removing contaminants and marine build up from ships, boats and yachts of all types, as well as all kinds of marine-based structures, machinery and equipment. Using the Quill Falcon Kwikblast® System, abrasive blasting successfully removes all of the following from boat hulls and decking, and marine machinery and structures:

oil • grease • corrosion • soluble salts (chloride and sulphates) chemicals • old coatings • algae • barnacles • grime and dirt

Learn more by visiting our website at or you can email us at

Copywriting by +MarkAngus