BlastOne® USA, supplies quality abrasives for Sand Blasting, Surface Preparation and Corrosion Control in many different industries including Oil & Gas, Mining,
Structural Steel Fabrication, Water Infrastructure, Marine and Bridge Refurbishment work.
BlastOne® supplies quality abrasives for Sand Blasting, Surface Preparation and Corrosion Control in many different industries including Oil & Gas, Mining, Structural Steel Fabrication, Water Infrastructure, Marine and Bridge Refurbishment work.
As a global supplier of abrasives, BlastOne is able to provide all EPA legal materials used in commercial blasting surface prep. The most popular and safe abrasives for “sand blasting” include steel shot, steel grit, and Australian garnet — with these products available in various mesh sizes and drum capacities.
First and foremost, what is the PURPOSE of the blasting? Is it to simply remove the existing coating and clean the surface? – Or are you required to also prepare the substrate profile for a new coating material? If you are simply cleaning the surface of contaminants without imparting a surface profile, a rounded abrasive like steel shot or glass beads are trusted standard media. To produce a viable profile, however, you will would to employ a sub-angular shape abrasive.
The Second consideration involves PRODUCTIVITY which directly affects profitability. The size, strength, and shape of the abrasive particle all have a bearing on blasting speed. And these three attributes vary from media to media. Completing your project on time (or ahead of time) will have a positive impact on your company’s success.
The ability to recycle an abrasive also varies widely among medias and can have a huge impact on your productivity and costs.
The Third consideration involves ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT; is it safe for the workers and environment? Levels of dust are dependent upon variables like particle strength and friability. Less dust is safer and requires less clean up – which also increases productivity and profitability.
High Quality Abrasives are essential for surface preparation — “Your finished coating will only be as good as the Surface Preparation”. Contamination in your abrasive will contaminate your surface as you blast – this means that any contamination in your abrasive could be detrimental to the quality of the coating.
When it comes to selecting the best abrasive for your application, BlastOne’s team of technical engineers will help you analyze your requirements, including production and budgetary constraints. You will be amazed how the right choice of abrasive for a particular application can dramatically affect your bottom line on the project.
BlastOne offers Superior Abrasives and Superior Know-How to advise you of the optimal media for your project.
Contact us and allow our knowledgeable team to consult.