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There are ways to increase the pressure for waterjetting to levels above 20,000 psi. What are the effects of different pressures (below and above 20,000 psi) on cleaning ratios?



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From Lydia Frenzel of Advisory Council on October 18, 2014:
As you go up in pressure, the energy density goes up and it rips /cuts the coating from the surface. You can use a faster transverse rate, to get a higher productivity. Think of a water hose. Clean with the hose, then put your finger over it to block part of the opening; the water moves faster, and you get faster cleaning. Then put on a nozzle that has a small hole in the center. The velocity goes up and the cleaning is faster.

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