The backbone of cities and businesses is their valuable infrastructure that requires on-going maintenance and repairs. The use of laser cleaning is becoming an important part in helping deliver a much more sustainable solution. With high precision, minimal set up and drastically reducing primary and secondary waste, laser cleaning is turning heads.
Lead based paints and coatings are a big problem when cleaning bridges, dams and older infrastructure.
When using traditional methods, full encapsulation of a work area is required with negative air etc. Workers are sandblasting in full gear at the mercy of the weather. Laser cleaning minimizes many roadblocks when cleaning and cleaning structures.
A worker only needs laser safety glasses, unless of course he is removing hazardous material. In that case the appropriate face mask and filtration is needed. With proper aspiration at the source there is almost no trace of the removed material in the air as it is broken down and captured through fume extraction.
As we know in North America we often have to deal with the full spectrum of weather. NIR laser cleaning solutions has systems for a wide variety of applications and is working with companies to develop solutions that harness the challenges of the work environment and weather.