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Selecting the Right Abrasive

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This webinar is archived and recorded from a live presentation on Wednesday, June 13, 2012.
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GMA Garnet

GMA Garnet Group is the leading producer of industrial garnet for blast cleaning and waterjet cutting with advanced mining and processing operations established within Western Australia and strategically located warehouses worldwide. The Group has pioneered the operation of large-scale garnet recycling facilities in Italy, Saudi Arabia, UAE and USA offering an environmentally friendly solution to the disposal of used garnet. To learn more, visit www.garnetsales.com.


The wide variation in abrasive types, blasting processes, and operator proficiency result in huge fluctuations in the efficiency and cost of abrasive blasting operations. Therefore, significant cost reductions and productivity improvements are possible with proper selection and use of abrasives. This webinar will describe how to estimate abrasive productivity, consumption rates and costs for specific blasting activities when specifying the type of abrasive to be used during surface preparation of a steel structure.
Presenter:

Earl Bowry, Industrial Engineer/Protective Coatings Specialist
Newport News Shipbuilding

Earl Bowry has been involved in the Industrial and Marine coating industry for over 40 years, traveling worldwide inspecting ships, consulting with shipyards and instructing coating inspection and application courses. He has held sales, marketing, and technical engineering positions for Ameron, Carboline, Virginia Materials and Jotun Paints, and is an SSPC and NACE Protective Coatings Specialist.

He has authored and presented papers at Mega Rust, NACE, and SSPC conferences, as well as authoring or co-authoring training programs for NACE including the CIP 1 & 2, the Navy’s SCAT course and the NACE CIP 2 Marine Course. He has also been the author or co-author of SSPC’s C12 Airless Spray Certification, C7 Abrasive Blaster Certification, C14 Marine Plural Component Spray Certification, and the Marine Coatings Course.

Bowry currently holds the position of Industrial Engineer and serves as one of the Protective Coating Specialists at Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News VA.



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Tagged categories: Abrasives; Water Tanks

Minerals Research & Recovery
PREMIUM SLAG ABRASIVES

Visit mrrinc.com In surface preparation tests run for NIOSH by an independent company, Sharpshot® was shown to be the best slag abrasive for cutting speed and cost per sq. ft.
Call Steve: 520-297-4626


Mohawk Garnet
Mohawk Garnet™ – North American Hard Rock

Rough around the edges – which is what you want in your abrasive. More information at 1.866.642.7638 or info@mohawkgarnet.com


Surface Prep Supply
Surface Prep Supply

Blast It! Coat It! We have you covered every step of the way. Supplier of:
• Abrasives
• Equipment
• Accessories
• Protective Coatings
888-331-7737(PREP)


Abrasives Inc.
Check our Prices for Blast Abrasives

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


Van Air Systems
Fill Your Air Dryer with
Dry-O-Lite.

Only Dry-O-Lite desiccant from Van Air Systems keeps compressed air lines dry and trouble free. Perfect for blasting and painting.


Atlantic Design, Inc.
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Mitsubishi Gas Chemical America
Performance Amine 1,3-BAC

A highly reactive cycloaliphatic diamine offering superior performance. Reasonable cost and curing efficacy makes it suitable for all types of epoxy resin applications.

 
 
 
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