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Inhalation Hazards Associated with Abrasive Blasting

by Thomas E. Enger, MS, CSP, CHMM, Clemco Industries Corp.

This article explores the inhalation hazards associated with the blast media, substra...

Improving Surface Prep Productivity with Rectangular Blasting Nozzles

by Chang-Hun Lee, Byeong-Hun Do, Won-Jun Yun and Han-Jin Bae, Hyundai Heavy Industries, Co., Ltd.

The authors share processes and results of tests for velocity, spray width and work e...

Setting up air abrasive blast equipment

On cleaning rates with abrasive recycling

How does abrasive recycling affect cleaning rates when steel is blast-cleaned in the...

A firm foundation, part 2

by Charles H. Holl, Dayton Superior Corp.

Important preparation and test-method procedures are reviewed in the second part of t...

Peeling Away the Years: Taking on the job of getting old coatings off

by Deborah Slaton, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc.

Because properly selected and applied coating systems deliver a long service life, co...

Some hard truths on concrete coatings and coverings

by Jayson L. Helsel, PE., KTA-Tator, Inc.

A horizontal concrete surface may convey the appearance of a relatively monolithic, s...

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Coating selection, surface preparation hold key to successful painting of galvanized steel

by Jayson Helsel

Successfully painting galvanized steel can present a challenge. First, one must diffe...


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SABRE Autonomous Solutions
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NLB Corporation
NLB Sure Shroud: Greater Protection and Flexibility
NLB’s Sure Shroud’s lighter weight and flexibility reduces operator fatigue and offers unmatched protection against high pressure hose ruptures. 10k to 40k psi rated.

Sky Climber, LLC
Solutions in Suspended Access
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Graco Inc.
Graco EcoQuip 2: Experience the Difference
While others claim their equipment is the same, none of them compare to Graco’s EcoQuip 2™ Vapor Abrasive® blasting line. Visit to learn more.

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Dustless Coatings Removal
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