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I keep reading references to sweep blasting, but I can't find a standard for it. What is sweep blasting, and is there a standard for it in the U.S. or elsewhere?


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From Jon Cavallo of Sponge-Jet Inc. on February 22, 2020:
Don't forget about ISO 8501 Sa1, Light Blast-Cleaning...

From Mark Edmonds of Placer Inspection on February 22, 2020:
Sweep blasting is a slang term used in the work place. As noted by Mr. Duy, SSPC-SP 7, Brush Off Blast, and SSPC-SP 16, Brush Off Blast Cleaning of Galvanized, Stainless Steel and Non-Ferrous Metals, are the correct standards. If you see the term, "sweep blasting," the person writing the spec is uninformed.

From Dong Duy of PVC-MS on February 11, 2020:
SSPC-SP 7 for steel substrates and SSPC-SP 16 for galvanized, stainless steel or non-metallic substrates may be what you need.

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