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Blogs (13)

Going with the Flow: 7 Common Issues with Respirators on Blast Jobs

by Kevin Guth

Whether it is lack of training, general apathy on the topic from those impacted in th...

Design Ventilation Flow Rates for Blasting Containments: Who Decides?

by Kevin Guth

There are potential risks associated with specifying design ventilation flow rates th...

Wet, Dry, Other: A Surface Prep Primer

by Lee Wilson

There is a vast rage of surface preparation methods widely used within the industry t...

Containment: A Time to Think Ahead

by Robert Ikenberry

Typically, the two biggest costs for projects involving abatement of hazardous paint ...

Are All Surface Prep Standards Created Equal? Part 3

by Lee Wilson

Why, when the joint standards supply so much more information, are specifiers still c...

Are All Surface Prep Standards Created Equal? Part 2

by Lee Wilson

How does a SSPC/NACE joint standard on surface preparation differ from the equivalent...

Are All Surface Prep Standards Created Equal? Part 1

by Lee Wilson

Some say the ISO standard for dry abrasive blasting is in need of a revamp. Is it? An...

Sandblast Nozzle Selection

by Patrick Harmon

When it comes to sandblasting, the blast nozzle you use is critical. Blast nozzle sel...

How About a New 95:50 Rule?

by Robert Ikenberry

I think we should have a new way of looking at quality. We don’t have to settle for “...

Blast It Fast: Factors that Contribute to Sandblasting Speed

by Patrick Harmon

As a contractor, the speed at which you can prep a surface or remove contaminants can...

A Tale of Two Contractors:
The Hidden, Staggering Costs of Inefficiency

by Warren Brand

It was early spring of 2007 when my old coating company got the call from Grainger Wo...

Where It All Went So Wrong

by Lee Wilson

I recently returned from inspecting a high-profile gas plant being developed by a maj...

Not Strangers to Danger

by Karen Kapsanis

Maybe you’ve had this experience, too: I have a hard time forgetting accidents that h...


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SABRE Autonomous Solutions
The ALPHA1 provides a consistent finish day-in
day-out; job to job.

SAFE Systems, Inc.
Portable Blast &
Recovery Equipment
Trailer or skid mounted blast and recovery equipment. Systems designed for maximum versatility, environmental compliance
and overall cost savings.
Call 1-800-634-7278

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.

Industrial Vacuum Equipment Corp.
Hurricane Vacuums
& Dust Collectors
Vacuum and dust collector hose, filters and related accessories.

Absolute Equipment/Grand Rental Station
We have Tier 4 Equipment including Air Compressors & Generators for Sale & Rent! Your job may now require Tier-4. or Call 412-931-6655.

Carboline Company
Carboline launches new website!
The completely revamped website, offers quick and easy access to essential product information and is now mobile-friendly.

KTA-Tator, Inc. - Corporate Office
Instrument Service Department
Are you a QP certified contractor? KTA’s Instrument Service Department can help keep you compliant!
Click or call 1-800-KTA-GAGE.

Fischer Technology Inc.
TSA Coatings on Stainless Steel
Fischer’s Phascope PMP10 and ESD20TSA probe are incredibly accurate and easy to use.

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