Waterblasting technology is suitable for runway cleaning, airport marking removal
and runway rubber removal.
Our system consists of ultra-high pressure water pump, working with the maximum pressure of 2.750 bars, supplemented by vacuum recovery system, mounted on MAN chassis. Both water and vacuum systems join into the hose on the top of the truck that leads to the back. There are 2 tanks located in the back - tank for clean water with the capacity of 10.000 liters and tank for vacuumed water and debris. Whole set is completed by self-propelled unit with single spray head connected to the pump and blower.
One of the main reasons why investors and customers prefer water jet removal is the speed of work. With this method we are able to remove approximately 2 kilometers of one-component linear road marking per hour. When it comes to concrete blasting, the speed increases up to 4 kilometers per hour, using blasting width up to 180 cm. When removing durable materials, performance lowers depending on thickness, type of road marking material and surface. The goal of every operator is to minimize the damage caused to the surface, which is prior to work speed. When removing rubber at the airport landing ground, we are able to achieve maximum removal speed of 3.500 to 4.000 square meters per hour.
Excluding winter downtime due to the freezing months Stripe Hog has been used and tested in the removal of all types of horizontal road marking on roads, highways and airports. Landing ground in Košice is an extreme example of combination of efficiency and speed. In 4 days, 2000 square meters of thermoplastic, somewhere even up to 8 millimeters thick were removed. All the work was done without interrupting the airport traffic. Another available methods of removal did not work and the airport manager considered using much more expensive grinding of the surface. Saved costs without interrupting the airport traffic led to another contract of similar size in 2009.