NLB Corp.

NLB Corp. Applications

  • Paint shop cleaning - Paint

    Paint shop cleaning

    Problem: Build-up on grates, skids, hooks, and carriers reduces paint shop efficiency and often leads to a below-quality finish. Chemical stripping and incineration are effective, but are hard on operating personnel and expose them to hazards.

  • Tank & tote cleaning

    Tank & tote cleaning

    Problem: Manual cleaning of tanks and totes used to ship and store plastics and chemicals can take many hours. It also requires people to work in confined spaces, which is discouraged by today’s safety regulations.

  • Pipe & tube cleaning

    Pipe & tube cleaning

    Problem: As liquid product hardens, it builds up in a tube or pipe and restricts flow and efficiency. Removing it with drills or brushes can be hard, slow work, resulting in too much downtime.

  • Tube bundle cleaning

    Tube bundle cleaning

    Problem: Heat exchanger systems lose efficiency when deposits build up in, and on, tube bundles. High-pressure water jetting cleans both I.D. and O.D. very effectively, but manual methods clean a limited area at a time and expose operators to strain and risk.

  • Surface preparation - Environmental

    Surface preparation

    Problem: Removing rust, scale and coatings with grit blasting requires containment and/or clean-up, and those costs can have a significant impact on profitability. For contractors doing environmental remediation – removing asbestos or lead paint, for example – the containment issue is even more critical.

  • Pavement maintenance

    Pavement maintenance

    Problem: Highway and runway markings must be removed and repainted regularly, and runways face the additional problem of rubber build-up every time an airplane lands. Grinding it away can damage the pavement, and sandblasting generates a lot of dust.

  • Concrete cleaning - Construction & Construction Materials

    Concrete cleaning

    Problem: You’ve got concrete where you don’t want it, or you’ve got a coating on concrete that’s failed and you need to get it off.

  • Hydrodemolition - Construction & Construction Materials

    Hydrodemolition

    Problem: The impact of concrete breakers and jackhammers is not limited to deteriorated concrete. It can damage rebar and produce vibration that generates microfractures in sound concrete. Not to mention the noise and the dust.

  • Deburring & deflashing

    Deburring & deflashing

    Problem: A burr left on a metal part – or flash on a molded one – not only sends a message of poor quality, it can cause serious problems down the road.  If it breaks off later inside a fuel injector or other critical part, it can cause clogs or damage that can affect performance.

  • Water jet cutting

    Water jet cutting

    Problem: Blades wear as they cut, and the duller they get, the less precise their cuts. Manual cutting exposes workers to safety and ergonomic hazards.

  • Casting removal

    Casting removal

    Problem: Ceramic shells are typically chipped away from investment castings, a process that is not only tedious and labor-intensive, but can damage the casting inside. The more intricate the casting shape, the bigger the problem.

  • Drill pipe cleaning - Oil, Gas & Refineries - Oil

    Drill pipe cleaning

    Problem: When scale and hardened mud build up in oil well drill pipe, plugged drill heads are the usual result. This reduces efficiency and increases downtime. Traditional rattle-and-brush systems can leave some build-up behind and require a rinse operation to flush debris and drilling fluids.

  • Combination water jet cleaning / sewer cleaning - Water and Wastewater - Sludge Management

    Combination water jet cleaning / sewer cleaning

    We have numerous requests each year for high-pressure sewer cleaning machines. We are in the unique position to be able to offer “combination” water blast/sewer cleaning units that provide more versatility than a standard 2,000 psi or 3,000 psi (140 to 206 bar) sewer cleaner.