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February 10 - February 14, 2020

How can you justify the cost of installing an auto-blast machine and a paint booth in a fabricator's shop, and what resources are available to carry out such an analysis?

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From Mauricio Herrera of Blasting Experts on February 21, 2020:
This important investment decision depends of several parameters, such as production required (sq-ft/day), application (storage tanks, pipes, estructures etc), coating and surface preparation requirements, and some other variables that are a little bit difficult to explain here. But, as a rule of thumb, blasting experts always suggest to customers that if they have more than 2000 sq-ft/day to blat and paint, they should consider  installing an air blast room and painting booth, and if production is more than 4000 sq-ft/day, they should consider installing an auto-blast machine and maybe two painting booths.

From Bryce Washburn of Frank's Sandblasting and paint on February 20, 2020:
Efficiency and cost. . . it's always cheaper to do in house than sub-contract out.

From Marc-André Vaillant of Dion Peinture industrielle on February 13, 2020:
I think that it could be justified if what you are painting orsandblasting is always the same exact thing. So the machine can do the job faster and more efficiently, justifying the investment. The other important thing is the safety concern.

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