Wind Turbine Towers
Airblast Eurospray has extensive experience in the design and installation of blasting facilities that meet the specific demands of wind turbine tower manufacturers. Airblast Eurospray has provided facilities for several leading on and off-shore tower manufacturing site's blast rooms and spray booths.
We have a thorough understanding of the challenges involved when preparing and applying coatings to wind turbines and our unique approach offers quality results and faster production rates. Our wind turbine blast and paint facilities utilise the latest technologies to ensure you get the best results:
Full recovery floor
By deploying our full recovery floor system, manual abrasive clean up time is eliminated. The constant recirculation of abrasive also allows our media classification equipment the time to ensure that abrasive is returned to the blast machine in as-new condition. This greatly benefits consistency of blast profile over the work piece, reducing secondary blasting to areas that on inspection are found to be outside specification.
Airblast ventilate all their facilities at a rate of 50ft per minute, horizontal airflow. This combined with attention to detail on replacement air and exhaust air details ensures that almost all dust generated by the process is suspended in the air stream and eliminated prior to media being processed through the abrasive classifier.
Robot blasting options
Airblast Eurospray work closely with Blastman Robotics Ltd who specialise in automated robotic blasting. Robots B7 and B12 are specifically designed for the internal and external cleaning of wind turbine tower sections, and our wide range of machines gives the same high quality finish to all turbine parts. Our customers testify that robotic air-blasting is the most cost-effective way to clean large work pieces, many times more efficient than manual or wheel blasting.
Blastman robots utilise bigger nozzles and higher air pressure, with state-of-the-art automation, creating a tireless worker that can guarantee the highest levels of production through-put and significant savings. All this together with unbeatable consistency of surface quality at the desired profile and the huge bonus of health and safety for the operators.
Flat blasting nozzles
The development of blast nozzles with a "flat venturi design" can as much as double the speed of the blasting process, or alternatively half the air requirement and energy consumption.
Excellent air flow provides superior performance
Insight into the challenges faced when applying coatings to a wind turbine tower led to the development a unique air control system that ensures excellent airflows both around the exterior of the tower and up the interior.
Speed through nozzled air control
Combining elevated temperature control with an advanced air jet system enables our spray booths to dramatically reduce processing times, meaning work through-put capacity is as much as double that of conventional spray booths.
Every Airblast Europspray spray booth installation is designed to meet the specific needs of each individual application, and is suitable for both manual and/or robotic paint application.
High reliability and durability
Airblast incorporate the WIWA FlexiMix II and DuoMix plural component systems when both coating and laminating in the wind energy industry. The unique patented features of WIWA pumps ensure high reliability and durability maintaining the highest productivity and consistency.
Reduced air consumption
Airblast spray booths showcase the very latest in spray booth technology, reducing the energy consumed during a spraying process by up to 75% compared to many conventional systems.
For more information about our wind turbine blast and paint facilities, please call our team on 0845 7697225 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.