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Equipment For Using Abrasive Blasts

Below, we will review some Abrasive blasting equipment primarily used in blasting projects.

Portable blast equipment

A diesel air compressor is primarily used to power mobile dry abrasive blast systems. One or more “blast pots” receive high-volume, high-pressure air from the air compressor. To control the flow of blasting grit into the largest blasting line, blast pots are pressurized, tank-like receptacles loaded with abrasive material. The compressor’s air output determines how many blast pots may be used. Some are hopper-fed, making them more portable and lighter. It’s common to see fully complete blast systems placed on semi-tractor trailers for simple transportation between locations.

Wet blasting uses a pressured stream of water or another liquid to mix the abrasive particles. It is common to employ wet abrasive blasting in areas where minimum dust is needed. The abrasive may or may not be recycled in portable applications.

Blast cabinet

Blast cabinets from are closed-loop systems that enable the operator to blast parts and recycle abrasive waste simultaneously. The containment (cabinet), the abrasive blasting device, the abrasion recycling system, and the dust collection are the four main parts of the system.

In order to blast the components from the exterior of the cabinet, the operator uses a foot pedal or treadle to switch on and off the blast while his arms are linked to glove openings on the cabinet. It’s also possible to blast a lot of the same thing at the same time with automated blast cabinets that have a lot of blast nozzles and parts transportation systems.

Blast room

In a blast room, a blast cabinet is replaced with a much bigger version. Inside the blast chamber, blast operators labor to roughen, smooth, or polish an item’s surfaces, depending on the final product’s requirements. There are a lot of different blast chambers and blast facilities that can blast things that are big or unusually shaped, like rail cars, military and commercial vehicles, construction vehicles, and planes.

Some of the most important pieces of equipment can be found in most blast rooms, regardless of what the application is.

·  A blast pot is a pressurized container loaded with abrasive blasting media.

·  A dust collection system, as well as a substance recycling or media recovery system for collecting abrasive blasting media.

·  There are a lot of tools that can make it easier for people to move workpieces, like overhead cranes, wall-mounted units with multiple axes, and noise-dampening materials.