Historic Preservation Surface Technology

IBIX Historic Preservation – A Comprehensive Solution IBIX HP 3, 13, 28 Systems

Delicate Surface Refinishing for Historic Preservation


Committed to Restoration and Heritage Preservation

Historic Preservation Systems from IBIX® are the only low pressure, micro-air abrasion systems for cleaning a wide range of precious historic and cultural assets. Perfect for restoring delicate structures, historic assets, statues, antiques and furniture, our units effectively remove lime scale from foundations, graffiti from buildings and dirt & grime from virtually any surface. IBIX Historic Preservation Systems work exceptionally well on brick, wood, copper, cast and wrought iron, stone, marble, concrete and even extremely fragile surfaces such as travertine and glass. Incorporating HP Vortex Rotational Technology, the patented HELIX® Gun uses a gentle, helical rotary movement considerably reducing the volume of air and medium required to cover the same surface area as traditional blast equipment. This maximizes the effectiveness while minimizing damage to delicate surfaces.

These systems are available in three (3) different sizes (HP3 / HP13 / HP28) and are versatile, economical and lightweight with dual action wet/dry technology.

Proven Results by Historic Preservation Leaders:

IBIX Systems have been used for Restoration Projects All Over the World on Cultural Heritage Assets, Safely and Effectively. Including:


  • LEED 
Architect of the Capitol: Washington, D.C.
  • Washington D.C.: Capital Hill, Longworth
  • Washington D.C.: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
  • Rome: Imperial Forum
  • Paris: Eiffel Tower
  • Vatican City: St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Rosa Lowinger, Architect: Principal and Chief Conservator of RLA
  • Western Specialty Contractors: America's Master Craftsmen

  • Mary Oehrlein, AP Historic Preservation Officer: FAIA

Key Benefits of HP Equipment:

  • Portable Lightweight Versatility for ease of use
  • Quick-Click Nozzle saves time and money
  • Effective Control with high-quality results
  • Non-Abrasive application for delicate surfaces
  • Environmentally Friendly with no harsh chemicals

IBIX-Approved Abrasives for Use with HP Equipment:

IBIX®-Approved abrasives such as calcium carbonate, Armex soda, GMA garnet and walnut shell are perfect for mold mitigation and remediation, fire and smoke restoration, graffiti removal, odor elimination, surface prep and cleaning. Abrasive media mixes with compressed air, in some applications, water to provide a pressurized stream of media to clean a variety of surfaces.

  • Non-toxic environmentally-friendly materials
  • Cost-effective with optimum abrasive efficiency
  • Regulatory compliant for low dust emission

Revolutionary Technology...Maximum Versatility

All IBIX systems come with a variety of attachments to fit virtually any job requirement. One of our most popular accessories is the extended lance for reaching overhead and tight spaces. We offer a complete selection of nozzles for various blast patterns as well as a funnel and vacuum shroud for indoor blasting. Accessories for our Portable Blasting Systems include:


EasyGrout

The only multi-purpose battery operated grouting machine designed for industrial, commercial and architectural applications

IBIX Mobile Lab Kit

Designed to support on-site evaluation of surface analysis so architects and contractors have immediate feedback to make qualified decisions.

IBIX Helix Gun

With Steady Stream Pattern Head and Vortex Technology

IBIX EasyGrout
IBIX Mobile Lab Kit
IBIX Helix Gun

Specs: HP3

  • Adjustable Pressure: YES
  • Capacity: 0.8 gallons (3 liters) 6.6 lbs.
  • Mesh Sizes: 30 - 350 mesh (0.025 - 2.5 mm)
  • Performance: 33-55 sq.ft./hour
  • Height: 14"
  • Width: 11"
  • Weight: 26 lbs.

HP3 System Includes: Helix Rotational Gun with 10' Hose, Standard H2O Gun with 10' Hose, Precision Pen and Nozzle

IBIX® systems are ASME compliant #41,780, #41,779 and come with a 1 year manufacturer's warranty.

Specs: HP13

  • Adjustable Pressure: YES
  • Capacity: 3.4 gallons (13 liters) 23.2 lbs.
  • Mesh Sizes: 30 - 350 mesh (0.025 - 2.5 mm)
  • Performance: 33-59 sq.ft./hour
  • Height: 23"
  • Width: 12"
  • Weight: 49 lbs.

HP13 System Includes: Helix Rotational Gun with 10' Hose, Standard H2O Gun with 10' Hose, 10' Extension Hose and Nozzle

IBIX® systems are ASME compliant #41,780, #41,779 and come with a 1 year manufacturer's warranty.

Specs: HP28

  • Adjustable Pressure: YES
  • Capacity: 7.4 gallons (28 liters) 55.7 lbs.
  • Mesh Sizes: 30 - 350 mesh (0.025 - 2.5 mm)
  • Performance: 55-78 sq.ft./hour
  • Height: 32"
  • Width: 14"
  • Weight: 102 lbs.

HP28 System Includes: Helix Rotational Gun with 16.5' Hose, Standard H2O Gun with 16.5' Hose, 33' Extension Hose and Nozzle

IBIX® systems are ASME compliant #41,780, #41,779 and come with a 1 year manufacturer's warranty.

Restoration Society Memberships:

RIA

Restoration Industry Association

restorationindustry.org

RLA

Conservation of Art + Architecture

rla.archi

API

Association for Preservation Technology

apti.org

Assorestauro

Italy preservation of Cultural Heritage

assorestauro.org

Western Specialty Contractors

America’s Master Craftsmen

westernspecialtycontractors.com