Fabric Structures for Marine Sandblasting & Paint Applications
Big Top’s fabric structures meet all the Environmental Protection Agency’s requirements for proper blasting containment, including for grit and Black Beauty abrasives. And, when you consider how much you can save by having one of our structures installed when compared to constructing a permanent building, it’s easy to see why they are a popular option for maritime companies that need a safe sandblasting and paint facility.
Cost savings is only one of the benefits provided by our fabric structures, however. The fabric that we use not only allows in natural sunlight to illuminate the blasting and paint workspace without the need for electric lighting, it also blocks 99.95 percent of harmful UV-A and UV-B sun radiation as protection for your crew and equipment. Additionally, our fabric structures:
- Provide a comfortable working environment that is an average 15 degrees cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter than outside temperatures
- Are installed quickly, usually taking only a few hours, which is much faster than traditional blasting and paint facilities
- Can be equipped with HVAC and ventilation systems to rid the air of fumes or harmful airborne substances
As further protection for your crew and equipment, the fabric in our structures is NFPA-701 fire-retardant and will self-extinguish in seconds should an accident cause it to catch fire. Plus, our shelters can be engineered for heavy wind and snow loads and can include lightning protection if your marina is located in an area with inclement weather.
Provide your sandblasting and paint crew with a safe and comfortable space to work by having one of Big Top’s fabric structures installed at your marina. We can anchor a shelter to just about any foundation, including shipping containers. To learn more, contact us today.