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Weekly Poll (9)


A Canadian worker’s recent death has been blamed on an allergic reaction to walnut-shell blasting media. Should these products be subject to further safety regulations?


Do you ever use waterjetting as part of the surface preparation work you do?


What method of surface preparation does your company use most often on jobs?


Aside from size and hardness, what factor do you consider most important when choosing abrasive media?


Has your company considered using more novel approaches to surface preparation, such as dry-ice blasting or laser cleaning, in its operations?


According to Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc.’s blog on D+D, there are varying approaches to surface preparation of weathering steel when replacing sealant. Which approach are you most likely to follow?


How prevalent will autonomous or robotic systems for surface preparation become over the next decade?


What industry trends do you follow most closely?


The economy is pressuring many contractors to bid as low as possible, which has led many to cut corners wherever possible. As a contractor, how often do you attempt to meet only the minimum specifications for surface preparation and coatings application?

Submitted by Jesse Chasteen
Kalispell, MT


 
 
   

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