IFPC Marine is committed to utilizing the most advanced technology available for removing existing coatings and cutting metal surfaces, while minimizing costs and increasing labor and process efficiency. We have cleaned hundreds of thousands of square feet of contaminants such as oils, salts, rust, marine growth, and chemicals in addition to removing non-skid/elastomeric coatings, urethanes, epoxies, paint, and lead-base coatings and membranes from ship hulls and decking, large storage tanks (internal and external), walk ways, engine and projectile propellant removal, and helipads.
Compared to abrasive blasting such as sand or steel shot, water jetting leaves 98% less residue behind and is dust free, allowing simultaneous coating and painting. IFPC Marine professionals can remove multiple layers of coating, and there is no damage to sensitive areas such as welding seams and connecting joints. Portable and non-invasive, water jetting is ideal for government and industrial applications, providing a fast, powerful, cost-effective, and environmentally safe way of solving difficult cleaning, cutting, and surface preparation problems.
Recognizing that they could not use a torch for fear of igniting the lead-based, flammable contents of this Naval warship's 300-foot bilge keels, IFPC Marine used a new water jetting technology. In order to prepare the vessel for updating and enhancement, certified technicians cut the keels with state-of-the-art equipment that outperformed existing competitive standards, enabling efficiency, better work-flow, and significantly reduced costs. On the flight deck, professionals used 40,000psi UHP from specially engineered water jetting equipment to take up the existing non-skid flooring. IFPC Marine finished the job three (3) weeks ahead of schedule for Huntington Ingalls and the U.S. Navy.