PaintSquare.com
      | Connect Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook
About | Subscribe | Advertise
  

 

Problem Solving Forum

| More

November 8 - November 14, 2010

How do you maintain a proper operating mix of recyclable abrasive in the field?


Selected Answers

From Richard McLaughlin of Marco Group International on November 9, 2010:
When I was faced with this problem, I would grab frequent samples based on my operating hours, at least one every 16 op-hours, and do an in-field sieve test. I kept a set of 3” screens in my site trailer just for this purpose. I followed the basic testing procedure outlined in ASTM C136-6. By doing this, I was assured my mix was always in range. The 15 or 20 minutes this took to do the test was nothing compared to the peace of mind it gave me, not to mention how happy it made the inspectors. If the mix showed signs of being too fine, I’d add a percentage of the coarsest abrasive allowed in the specified mix in proportion to how fine the mix was sieving out to. If I was too coarse, I’d adjust my blast gates on my classifier to retain more fines and add a small percentage of the finer abrasive.

Please sign in to submit your answer this question    

Tagged categories: Abrasives


Current PSF Question | Submit a PSF Question | Full PSF Archive

Novetas Solutions
Number 1 Crushed Glass Abrasive in America!

6 NEW plants coast to coast! Safe for environment, 100% recycled glass. White Metal Finish! No unsafe toxins like Beryllium & Arsenic!
Call 866-775-6226


Abrasives Inc.
One Call Orders it All!

Life is good when it’s simple. We distribute Clemco blast equipment, nozzles & parts alongside our proven blast media. Make your call: Abrasives Inc. 800-584-7524


Manus Abrasive Systems, Inc./Mod-U-Blast Mfg.
Manus Abrasive
& Mod-U-Blast Mfg

stock several handy tools to accomplish a wide range of internal pipe blasting/cleaning.
Dealer inquiries welcome.


Armakleen Company, The
ARMEX when nondestructive cleaning is critical

The gentle physical propriety of baking soda but yet aggressive cleaning ability is what makes ARMEX the only choice for nondestructive abrasive blasting.


Modern Safety Techniques
Modern Safety Techniques

See our Low Temperature Catalyst for your CO removal needs. Help to provide your workers with safe, comfortable breathing air!


PreTox Products - NexTec, Inc.
GOT LEAD? Specify Pretox System products

The ONLY Lead Stabilizer Compatible with All Paint Removal Methods. Works with all Blast Media: Grits | Recyclable Abrasives | CO2 | Water | Power Tools | Etc. Call Dave Steffen at 800.338.8296.


Wasser High-Tech Coatings Inc.
Wasser Coatings Protect

Wasser Coatings offer a complete range of Moisture Cure Urethane (NEPCOAT approved) systems in addition to Polyurea membranes and linings(NSF).
www.wassercoatings.com


Safway Services
Suspended Access Made Easy With QuikDeck™

The smart choice for suspended access, QuikDeck’s interchangeable, lightweight components make them easy to set up and reassemble when you need to move.


Armorthane
Corrosion Coatings for Protection and Repair

Buy POLYURETHANE or POLYUREA coatings and spray surfaces for years of proven chemical resistance, water- and weather-proofing, and structural improvements.

 
 
 
Technology Publishing

The Technology Publishing Network

The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings (JPCL) PaintSquare
Durability + Design Paint BidTracker

 
EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
MORE:      About PaintSquare.com   |   Privacy policy   |   Terms & conditions   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us
 

© Copyright 2000-2015, Technology Publishing / PaintSquare, All rights reserved
2100 Wharton Street, Suite 310, Pittsburgh PA 15203-1951; Tel 1-412-431-8300; Fax 1-412-431-5428; E-mail webmaster@paintsquare.com