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Selecting the Right Abrasive

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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

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.

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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