One of Sabre Jetting’s most recent project’s involved Hydro blasting a gelled Vessel. The vessel contained polyurethane which had reacted, the resin had gelled together so was no longer in liquid state but a solid state which could no longer be pumped from the vessel.

Following a call to discuss the task in question and a site visit to survey the project, Sabre Jetting mobilised a team of four operatives, a 1400 BAR tanker jetting unit, a 20mᶟ vacuum tanker unit and an auxiliary 2” diaphragm pump. They travelled to site in the North East and began removing the resin.

The best removal method was quickly established which consisted of the team entering the vessel. This decision was due to the strength of the resin and the need for safe, timely completion of the removal. The team worked 12 hour shifts for 6 days, removing approximately 10 tonnes of gelled polyurethane resin efficiently and successfully.

Throughout the operation two team leaders and six operatives were deployed. Both team leaders had 15+ years’ experience and everyone’s training consisted of:
• City and guilds medium risk confined space
• NVQ level 2
• WJA safety awareness including a hydro-demolition module
• CITB site supervisor
• Safety critical worker medical


When the remote cleaning head is not an option, Sabre Jetting Services are able to clean the tank using a hand lance with a vessel entry. All of our operators are confined space trained including for the use of breathing apparatus. We have carried out numerous vessel entries over the years ranging from rubber lined road tankers to formalin tanks. We use a rotary nozzle on the end of the lance which tears through the product and covers a greater surface area than a straight jet. Our operators have years of hand lancing experience both inside and outside of tanks and both our jetting guns and rotary nozzles are maintained to strict service schedules, always exceeding the manufacturerʼs recommendations.


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