Abrasive Selection Economics

Cost or Price?

From JPCL, May 2020

By Brad Gooden, BlastOne USA

The choice of abrasive for blast-cleaning can have a surprising impact on the total cost of a project. The natural instinct might be to decide on the abrasive based on the price per unit, but if only it were that easy. This article covers the key points to consider when choosing an abrasive, including project cost, health regulations and specifications. It also examines some of the most commonly used abrasive types, comparing their properties, safety considerations and effects on surface profile. ...

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