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Problem Solving Forum (10)

How do you remove all traces of an uncured internal coating from a tank when abrasive blasting is not an option?

How long can a blasted surface be left before priming under different temperatures/relative humidity environments?

I’ve heard that the use of the proper blast media is critical for the successful application of thermal spray aluminum and other metallics. What mechanism would lead to the differing performance characteristics of the TSA based on the blast media?

How to do you abrasive-blast the interior surfaces of steel or ductile iron pipe scheduled to receive a high-build, high-performance protective lining system?

Which type of abrasive blasting media is suitable for preparing the more “exotic” stainless steels, such as Inconel or Monel?

What causes static electricity during abrasive blasting? What risk does it pose, and how can it be controlled?

When blasting cast-iron structural steelwork, what type of defects might be found, and how do you address them?

How long can a blasted surface be left before priming under different temperatures/relative humidity environments?

Some painting specifications call for the use of “Best Effort” in relation to blasting. How does one determine “Best Effort?”

What is the remedial action if a blaster produces too high a surface profile for the required primer thickness?


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Industrial Vacuum Equipment Corp.
Hurricane Vacuums
& Dust Collectors

Vacuum and dust collector hose, filters and related accessories.

Clemco Industries Corp.
Powerful Protection in a Small Package

Mounts inside blast helmet, alerts operator to dangerous breathing-air condition by audible, visual, and vibratory alarms. Easily calibrated, battery operated.

SABRE Autonomous Solutions
Safety, Productivity, Quality. Robotic Blasting

Learn how this simple to use, field deployed, automatic robot is eliminating hazards in major confined, cluttered and complex surface preparation projects.

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Abrasives Inc.
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Faced with higher abrasive costs? We invite you to call & check our rates on Black Magic® coal slag and other quality blast materials. Abrasives Inc. 800-584-7524

Atlantic Design, Inc.

The ADI HD40 Dust Collector is a smaller, more economical way to meet/ exceed Industry standards. Watch the video for details on our website. 866.Call.ADI

Commercial Sand Blasting & Painting Ltd.
Reliable Service & Superior Workmanship

We’re ready to meet any of your protective coating and lining needs. We can work on your site or in our facilities, with large shops (60,000 sq ft), 40 acres of yard space, and cranes and forklifts on site.

Fischer Technology Inc.
MP0R with rotating display screen

Automatic rotating display screen just like your smart phone. Click for Video
Call 800-243-8417

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