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Problem Solving Forum (14)


How clean must the compressed-air supply be for blast cleaning, blow down and painting? How is cleanliness of the air determined?


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


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


What advantages/disadvantages have you seen with using recycled glass abrasives vs. traditional abrasives?


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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