Rubber Removal

Rubber Removal | Re-texturing
Rubber Removal

Water blasting uses water needls to remove rubber deposite from touch down areas on runway. All pavement types can use this method to recover their texture and required friction. Water blasting also useful on grooved concrete runways to empty the grooves.

Marking Removal

Erasing | For Re-marking
Marking Cleaning

Water blasting can erase all types of markings on air fields with the least amount of impact to the surface. Two component paintings is also can remove by water blasting.

Marking Cleaning

Cleaning | Rejuvenation
Marking Cleaning

Water blasting washes old marking to shine like a new markings. In the case of two component markings, it can shave a thick layer of markings and shine it like a new line. Line cleaning happens during Rubber removal by itself

Surface Cleaning

Oil Removal
Rubber Removal

Water blasting can clean drained oil deposit on aircraft parking areas with no damage on concrete and aerolastics.


Texturing | Friction recovery
Marking Cleaning

Water blasting recover old smooted runways texture to absorbing rain water and make the friction over 0,6 to make a safe landing and breaking.

Friction maintenance program schedule based on level of turbo-jet aeroplane operations for each runway end

Daily turbo-jet aeroplane landings for runway end [H] Annual aeroplane mass for runway end (million kg) [K] Minimum friction survey frequency [M] Minimum rubber removal frequency [N]
Less than 15 Less than 447 Once per year Once every 2 years
16 to 30 448 to 838 Once every 6 months Once every year
31 to 90 839 to 2404 Once every 3 months Once every 6 months
91 to 150 2405 to 3969 Once every month Once every 4 months
151 to 210 3970 to 5535 Once every 2 weeks Once every 3 months
Greater than 210 Greater than 5535 Once every week Once every 2 months


1. Airports that exceed 31daily turbo-jet aeroplane landings are more critical with respect to friction deterioration caused by rubber accumulation due to increased aeroplane activity.
2. In addition to daily turbo-jet aeroplane landings for runway ends, other factors should be considered by the airport operator when determining rubber removal, such as the type and age of pavement, annual climate conditions, time of year, number of wide-body aeroplanes that operate on the runways, and length of runways.
3. Reference columns [H] and [K]: After calculating [H] and [K], the airport operator should select the column which has the higher value and then select the appropriate values in columns [M] and [N].

Waterblast A1


Soft Rubber Removal and Gum Removal

  • 1600 Bar Working Pressure
  • 15 lpm Flow Rate
  • 1 Hours Working
  • 0.5 m Working Width
  • Compact

Waterblast C1


High Speed Regular Rubber Removal

  • 2500 Bar Working Pressure
  • 19 lpm Flow Rate
  • 3 Hours Working
  • 1 m Working Width
  • Truck Mount

Waterblast D2


Hard Rubber Removal and Marking Removal

  • 3200 Bar Working Pressure
  • 28 lpm Flow Rate
  • 3 Hours Working
  • 1 m Working Width
  • Truck Mount

Waterblast E3


High Performance Rubber Removal

  • 3000 Bar Working Pressure
  • 44 lpm Flow Rate
  • 3 Hours Working
  • 1.5 m Working Width
  • Truck Mount

Waterblast E4


High Performance Rubber Removal

  • 3000 Bar Working Pressure
  • 70 lpm Flow Rate
  • 3 Hours Working
  • 2 m Working Width
  • Truck Mount