Customer Case Study: Züblin Chimney and Refractory GmbH

March 10, 2021

After sourcing a new fleet of improved efficiency blast machines, Züblin Chimney and Refractory GmbH, a multi-sited infrastructure contractor, based in Germany, have begun working with Elcometer’s new range of abrasive blast equipment.

Züblin’s impressive, international portfolio includes work on the Adidas Headquarters in Germany as well as the Vancouver Airport in Canada. The turnkey construction and civil engineering specialists blast steel parts such as steel girders and tanks within a controlled tent, for up to six hours per day, five days a week.

Decreased Pressure Losses and Service Time with Elcometer Blast Equipment

When looking for a new fleet of abrasive blast machines with improved efficiency, Züblin spoke with Elcometer, who provided valuable technical support and advised Züblin to use the Elcometer 24200 Abrasive Blast Machines with general media valves and an Elcometer 25 metre blast hose with 9.5mm nozzles.

Elcometer’s Abrasive Blast Machines ensure efficiency in a variety of ways and can be adapted to the requirements of any project. The demands of Züblin’s blasting process meant that the pot’s ability to minimise pressure losses was most valuable to the company’s needs. The Elcometer 24200 enabled Züblin to reduce the compressor pressure to the abrasive blast machine whilst still delivering the required pressure at the nozzle, thus saving on fuel costs.

With a widened internal diameter of the pipework, Elcometer blast machines help to minimise frictional losses caused by the boundary layer effect. Additionally, the pipework has minimal bends or restrictions, which further helps to minimise frictional losses and optimise the flow rate through the blast machine, consequently resulting in decreased overall pressure losses.

As well as the pressure saved compared to their previous fleet of blast machines, blasters at Züblin were impressed by how quickly they were able to service the machines and the precision abrasive control of the general valve which ensured maximum efficiency.

Professional Advice From Elcometer

Using Elcometer’s efficiently designed blast machines contributed to significant reductions in the labour, equipment and cleaning expenditure for Züblin.

Alexander Blaschke, Site Manager at Züblin thanked Elcometer for their ‘personal commitment’ in overseeing the completion of the sale, stating that they were ‘advised in a very professional way’ by Elcometer Experts.