Frequently Asked Questions

water blasting surface preparation What are some of the benefits of water blasting?

Using ultra high pressure water blasting equipment is more and more becoming a very popular way to perform difficult tasks safely and simply. There are many benefits to using high pressure water blasting, here are a few of the most important:

  1. Cleaner than sandblasting. Only water is used water jetting, so there is no grit dust polluting the environment.

2. Cheaper than sandblasting as there is no need to purchase, transport or store grit.

3. Environmentally friendly, no harsh chemicals used.

4. None of the adverse heath affects associated with sand blasting, like silicosis of the lungs. Water blasting can also be used as a replacement for jack-hammering which also has health risks, such as Raynaud’s phenomenon.

5. More efficient, there is no grit to clog up equipment which reduces downtime for maintenance.

6. Versatility,  water blasting systems can be used in a wide variety of applications including surface preparation, cold cutting, road marking removal, heat exchange cleaning, pipe and drain cleaning and much more.

What is the maintenance cost of a water blasting unit?

The costs vary regarding water blasting equipment depending on accessories and size/horse power of the unit. As a guide, a complete Africatuff 40,000 psi 250TJ3 pumping system should cost from $3.00 to $6.00/hour to maintain (depending on water and environmental conditions).

What size pump do I need?

Depending on your needs and application, Africatuff is committed to providing the right equipment for your needs. Contact one of our trained personnel to help determine the right fit or set up a demonstration to really see what it takes to do the job.

Why choose Africatuff?

Africatuff pumping systems use time proven technology repackaged to create a simple, easy to maintain, ultra-high-pressure pump, with fewer dynamic liquid-end parts than any known power pump on the market today. We manufacture the most practical user-friendly units in the industry and stand behind our products with pride.