U H P   W A T E R   J E T T I N G
   40,000 P S I
As one of New England’s oldest and largest environmental and specialty contractors Yankee has been a leader in UHP Water Jetting applications for over a decade. UHP Water Jetting is favored globally for industrial cleaning and surface preparation due to its unmatched productivity, limited impact on the environment and enhanced performance of new coatings. UHP Water Jetting, also known as Hydro Blasting, employs high velocity water jets to blast away undesirable materials from surfaces of all kinds at pressures of up to 40,000 PSI.

When the need for industrial cleaning, coating and contaminant removal or surface preparation arises, owners today are faced with increasingly strict federal regulations, high hazardous waste disposal costs, and growing concern over environmental pollutants. Our well-trained technicians employ a variety of UHP Water Blasting machinery to eliminate both visible and invisible surface contaminants from an array of substrates leaving the surface totally clean, dry, and ready for immediate re-coating.

UHP Water Jetting applications are limitless and span a vast range of industries including industrial, commercial and marine. Yankee will help you determine the appropriate water jetting technique based on your project specifications and objectives.

Benefits of UHP Water Jetting Include:
  • Safe – Environmentally Friendly With No Dust or Emissions & Approved For Use in Explosion Proof Areas
  • Economical – Reduces Maintenance, Labor, Hazardous Waste Stream & Disposal Costs
  • Versatile – Offers Unlimited Applications For A Wide Range Of Industries & Surfaces
  • Powerful – Ideal For Precision Cold Cutting of Countless Materials Including Steel & Concrete
  • Efficient – Unmatched Productivity Without Distorting The Surface & Enhanced Performance Of New Coatings
UHP Water Jetting Capabilities
UHP Water Jetting is extremely adaptable and administered on countless substrates including steel, fiberglass and concrete for a myriad of purposes including:

Industrial Cleaning Applications include, but not limited to:
  • Surface Cleaning & Surface Preparation
  • Dirt, Grease, Grime, Oil & Residue Removal
  • Paint, Coating, Corrosion & Contaminant Removal
  • Industrial Coating, Elastomeric & Urethane Removal
  • Rust, Scale, Oxidation, Chloride & Chemical Removal
  • Ship, Vessel, Aircraft, Interior & Exterior Tank Cleaning
  • Graffiti, Tire Marks, Vegetation & Roadway Line Removal
  • Salt, Barnacle, Marine Growth, Hull & Bottom Paint Removal
  • Industrial and Machinery Cleaning & General Maintenance
  • Precision Cold Cutting of Steel, Concrete & Other Materia
Industries That Benefit From UHP Water Jetting Include:

  • Industrial, Commercial & Residential
  • Aerospace, Automotive & Marine
  • Municipal, Water, Power & Oil
  • Plastic, Rubber, Pulp & Paper
  • Steel, Tanks, Ships & Vessels
  • Manufacturing, Mills & Refineries
  • Highway, Bridge, Railroad & Airport
  • Cement, Construction, Paint & Coating
  • Chemical, Pharmaceutical & Institutional
Yankee’s UHP Water Blasting Technology
Yankee is proud to be at the forefront of efficient, economical and environmentally responsible work procedures to assist our diverse customers in achieving their varying objectives. We utilize a variety of UHP Water Jetting machinery including open lance guns, hand held units, automatic and robotic devices. Many of our water jetting systems are used in conjunction with HEPA-filtered vacuum technology to ensure complete containment of all toxic waste and debris.

Yankee has engineered some of the most innovative and cutting-edge water jet technology equipped to remove paint and contaminants with no emissions while simultaneously preparing the surface for immediate re-coating. Our proprietary robotic "Hydro-Spider" unit harnesses the power to capture, filter and recycle blast water for re-processing significantly reducing hazardous waste stream and disposal costs without compromising the environment. The “Hydro-Spider” provides a one-step process that eliminates human exposure to dangerous toxins and the need for scaffolding or negative pressure enclosure.
Photo Gallery
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Delaminating lead paint coating on 250 ft. stack

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Removal of delaminating lead paint from 250 ft stack using hand held shrouded vacuum systems

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Removal of delaminating lead paint from 250 ft stack using hand held shrouded vacuum systems

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Coating removal, surface cleaning and preparation of 8 million gallon oil storage tank

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Close up of Robotic "Hydro Spider" cleaning exterior of oil storage tank

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Ship coating removal and surface preparation using shrouded vacuum system

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Ship coating removal and surface preparation using shrouded vacuum system

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Highway line removal

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Exterior paint removal using open tooling gun

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Interior Tank Cleaning using open tooling gun

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Tank coating removal and surface prep using robotic "Hydro Spider"

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Exterior paint removal using open tooling gun


Did You Know...?
  • UHP Water Jetting can reduce hazardous waste disposal costs by up to 98%.
  • The US Navy & Coast Guard specifies UHP Water Jetting for ship coating removal and surface preparation projects.
  • UHP Water Jetting is one of the most environmentally friendly industrial cleaning techniques available today.
  • UHP Water Jetting delivers unmatched productivity, unlimited applications and enhanced performance of new coatings.
  • Introducing sand to the blast nozzle makes UHPWJ ideal for precision cold cutting of materials as hard as steel and concrete.
  • Yankee provides other blast cleaning services including abrasive sand and wet pumice blasting along with non-abrasive dry ice blasting.