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Articles (19)

Maximizing Shipbuilding Production by Modernizing Facilities & Processes

by Katie Urbas, Planning Supervisor — Blast, Paint, General, and Temporary Services, General Dynamics NASSCO

General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard began to transform the way that it produced ships in...

Setting up air abrasive blast equipment

Safety considerations for abrasive blasting

Power tool cleaning

Surface Preparation: A Continuing Evolution

by Charles Lange, JPCL

The Buzz

Top of the News

On static electricity and abrasive blasting

What causes static electricity during abrasive blasting? What risk does it pose, and ...

On the time between blasting and priming

How long can a blasted surface be left before priming under different temperatures/ r...

On the cleanliness of stainless steel

Removing coal tar epoxies

Keeping Workers Safe During Abrasive Blasting

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

The purpose of this article is to attempt to provide the reader with a basic understa...

Remedying excessive profile

This Month's Question: What is the remedial action if a blaster produces too high a ...

Abrasive blasting: Achieving efficiency and profitability

by Patti Roman, Clemco Industries

Safety monitoring and remote control systems for blasting in shipyards

Problem Solving Forum: On measuring surface profile in the field

Problem Solving Forum: On Abrasive Blasting Thin Steel Substrates

What do you do when the spec calls for SSPC-SP 10, Near-White, but the metal gauge wo...

Surface Preparation: Practices, Equipment, and Standards through 25 Years

by Daryl Fleming and Jodi Temyer, JPCL

As surface preparation practices, regulations, and equipment changed, so did SSPC's s...

Problem Solving Forum: Controlling Surface Profile

What are the causes of surface profile exceeding specified ranges, and how can surfac...


Nationwide Overspray
Profession Overspray Removal Services

The Finest Name in Safe Overspray Removal. We specialize in removing all contaminants from any surface. Family Owned and Operated for 33 years! Fully insured. Satisfaction is guaranteed.

Graco Inc.
Graco Mortar Pump

The M680 sprays epoxy-based mortars, anti-skid coatings, cementitious and filled materials. Compact.
Easy to use.
Call 877-844-7226 or

Industrial Vacuum Equipment Corp.
Hurricane Vacuums
& Dust Collectors

Vacuum and dust collector hose, filters and related accessories.

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.

Atlantic Design, Inc.

The smallest version of our Blast Vacuum Recyclers, this ADI 2300CFM 2-Pot is a cleverly designed power package for those smaller jobs. 866.Call.ADI

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.

Absolute Equipment/Grand Rental Station
Portable Power from Absolute Equipment

•Lighting Systems
•Light Compaction
Sales • Rental • Service
Call 1-866-931-6655
Over a century of
providing excellence.

Abrasives Inc.
Need abrasives FAST?

Emergencies happen – who bails you out? One call to Abrasives Inc. and it's taken care of. Period. Sales support available 24/7.

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.

HoldTight Solutions Inc.

Our HoldTight®102 salt remover & flash rust preventer prevents flash
rust by removing surface contaminants. It has no equal; only wannabees.
Contact us for your
nearest distributor.
(800) 319.8802

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