How to setup your mobile grit blasting unit for onsite blasting projects!
There are a few important steps to take to maximize safety when setting up an abrasive blasting unit. We will go over these steps in this article and have you blasting like a professional in no time! First of all regular maintenance needs to be carried out on both air compressor and blast equipment as required. Make sure you check oil and water level of your air compressor before starting. The first step we take when setting up our mobile blast truck when onsite is connecting the blast hose to the sandblast pot, ensuring wire is placed through both safety holes as well as using whip checks correctly, this ensures we are protected in the case of a blow off. Our blast trucks are already plumbed up to the air compressor however if this is not the case your next step to take when setting up onsite shot blasting equipment is to connect your air delivery hose from air compressor to blast pot, inserting safety pins through both holes and always using a whip check... Read More
Grit Blasting Concrete.
Concrete Shot blasting Sandblasting concrete also known as concrete shot blasting or concrete grit blasting is a common practice used for aggregate exposure, to achieve a slip rating on pavements , to create a anchor point for coatings to adhere to or to remove a coating. Concrete grit blasting can be performed with both traditional dry sandblasting and wet or dustless sandblasting technologies. When performing onsite concrete sandblasting works there are a few things that need to be done to ensure safe and smooth operations - Creating an appropriate exclusion zone prohibiting the entry of unauthorized personnel. - Protecting adjacent surfaces from over blast - Ensure all appropriate PPE is being worn - If working in enclosed areas ensure sufficient ventilation - If necessary wet blasting technologies and full contamination must be utilised - Never allow untrained personnel to operate grit blasting equipment... Read More
Paint removal from brick surfaces using grit blasting technologies.
Do you have bricks with flaky old paint in need of grit blasting? If you answered yes to this questions continue reading for a step by step guide of how paint removal on brick surfaces works using sandblasting technologies.
Grit blasting bricks can be completed with traditional dry sandblasting or wet sandblasting technologies. The process starts with our mobile shot blasting unit arrives to your site, ready for the day ahead with out top of the range sandblasting equipment. When Grit blasting brick, stone, concrete and masonry surfaces we use either crushed garnet or crushed glass as our blast media of choice. We can remove paint, stains, mold, and other surface containments from bricks, stone, concrete and masonry. Read More...
Structural Steel Grit Blasting
Do you have a corroded steel structure that needs to be brought back to life? If so, our team of structural steel sandblasting experts can help you today! Using our state of the art abrasive blasting equipment we can assist you on your commercial, industrial or residential structural steel project today by removing all surface containments such as rust, paint, corrosion and any other imperfections on the substrate. Grit blasting steel substrates creates a perfect surface profile promoting good adhesion for the protective coating to be applied, giving your project the longest possible life expectancy. After moving any rust, paint, grime or mill scale from your project via grit blasting technologies we work closely with our paint team to propose the suitable paint system necessary for each individual project. Our team of experienced protective coating applicators then come in to apply the paint system to relevant Australian Standards be it a single pack primer or a two pack 3 coat system... Read More
Dustless Blasting/Wet Grit Blasting
Dustless Blasting/Wet Grit Blasting Dustless Blasting/Wet Grit Blasting is similar to traditional dry blasting methods with the addition of water supressing up to 92%of dust created. Over the years, the technology has also acquired different names such as wet abrasive blasting, wet blasting, wet sandblasting, slurry blasting, vapour blasting, or dustless blasting. There are two different ways to perform dustless blasting/wet grit blasting. By using a traditional dry abrasive blasting pot and using a special water induction nozzle that connects to a hose and introduces water at the nozzle of the blast hose. By using a task specific wet blasting pot, a pressurized vessel that mixes the water and abrasive together in pot and propels it at the substrate using air. Both methods have a very similar end result. Benefits of Dustless Blasting/Wet... See More
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