Frequently Asked Questions

Wondering about the what and how of laser cleaning technology? You'll find answers to some of the most frequent questions we get asked right here. Don't see what you're looking for? No worries, we're here to help. Just use our contact form and we'll get back to you with an answer.

Laser cleaning in general is more effective, safer, environmentally friendly, and superior to traditional methods of cleaning. While lasers are ideal to use on most surfaces, there are limitations.
Unlike sandblasting or dry ice blasting, laser cleaning is safer for operators and employees. It does not produce additional waste, is environmentally friendly and does not damage the substrate meaning it is safe for the material you are cleaning.
Stainless steel, Inox, carbon steel, cast iron, aluminium, titanium, wood, plastic, copper, cupronickel, composites, brick, concrete, stone, certain types of glass, chrome, and titanium coatings, and more.
Rust and oxidation removal, coating removal, surface preparation, degreasing and cleaning of industrial moulds, restoration, selective cleaning, pre-welding treatment, pre-coating treatment.
Laser ablation uses concentrated laser radiation to evaporate impurities from item being cleaned. Ultra-short laser pulses (μs-ms) are applied to the contaminants, generating heat and heat-induced pressure, vaporising it.
Laser cleaning will slightly heat up the substrate, but this heating will be minimal, since a pulsed laser beam is used for laser cleaning. The pulses of light are so short that the substrate doesn't heat up, or only heats up slightly.
Any unwanted contamination and corrosion such as rust, paint, mould, polymers, adhesives, plastic, varnish, oil, etc.
Because a Class 4 laser is used, certain precautions need to be taken and specialised PPE must be used. All of this is governed by rules and regulations. Infrared radiation is invisible to the naked eye and therefore laser approved eyewear is a must. Barricading to protect people in the vicinity of the works and proper housekeeping are imperative too.

Laser Cleaning Solutions

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Useful on any substrate and commonly used within residential, manufacturing, and industrial sectors.
We are a valued supplier of laser ablation and asset services to the oil and gas industry.
Tube inspection from the planning stage through to the execution and report finalisation exercise.
Ideally suited to facilitate metallurgical investigation and is commonly used to remove contamination and corrosion
Removal of thick coatings to enable accurate NDT inspections and removal of contaminants to improve weld quality .
Same day turnaround time com[pared to conventional cleaning methods saving you time & money.
Laser ablation of welds & internal structures inside reactors, vessels, tanks, turbine housing, ships, tunnels & other structures.
High accuracy 3D imaging enables complete assessment of assets and infrastructure damage
Hard surfaces within the confines of the hulls can be cleaned without any risk of contaminating adjacent equipment or instrument panels.