Vertical Steel Blasting Project

A succesfull steel oil storage tank cleaning project

A few months ago we introduced the new 900VMB vertical steel blasting machine together with a video about the machine which you can watch below. Similar to the Blastrac 350VH, the Blastrac 900VMB is ideally suited for medium and large-sized vertical steel blast cleaning jobs and applications. Please take a look at its product page for more information about its technical specifications and available accessories / options. 



The Vertical Steel Blasting Project

Today we would like to inform you about a successful vertical steel blasting project we did recently. Our 900VMB was used to steel blast a storage tank with floating roof. Here's a summary of the project:

Location Rotterdam, Pernis
Type of tank Floating roof incl. fire pipes
Diameter of tank 42 meter
Height of tank 14 meter
Total surface 1850m2
Total blasted 1450m2 (80%)
Type of coating Coating ca 300/400 micron
Profile requirements        Req. blast cleaning SA1
(Removal of paint and loose scale)
Abrasive SG16
Abrasive consumption 0.7 kg/m2
Production 110 m2/hr


We also made a short video about this project which you can watch below. It shows how easy it is to steel blast vertical surfaces with the Blastrac 900VMB together with a Blastrac vertical rigging system.


Horizontal Steel Blasting Equipment

As well as vertical steel blasting systems, Blastrac also manufactures horizontal steel blasting machines ideal for preparing steel surfaces such as storage tank floors, roofs, steel plates, tank tops and more.


Please contact us if you have any questions about this project, steel blasting with Blastrac equipment or any other subject regarding surface preparation!