Weekly Poll (13)


Has your company considered using more novel approaches to surface preparation, such as dry-ice blasting or laser cleaning, in its operations?


When preparing a steel bridge or similar structure for recoating, what method of surface preparation does your company use most often?


What do you consider most important when purchasing abrasive blast media?


When it comes to selecting an abrasive media for surface preparation on steel, do you find that expendable abrasives or recyclable abrasives perform better?


Ground walnut shells, corn cob, ice cubes and high-pressure water are a few examples of less toxic abrasive blasting material options. Should standards be adapted on a large scale to implement the use of these alternatives in abrasive blasting?


A fourth-year forensic science student from the University of Toronto, Bethany Krebs, discovered a form of abrasive blasting that could be more efficient in revealing fingerprints than conventional dusting methods. By using abrasive blasting, Krebs argues that the methodical, uniform technology of abrasive blasting minimizes the risk of error that comes with traditional fingerprinting. Do you believe this new method of fingerprinting will eventually be used by forensic departments?


Based on your experience on coatings projects, what option best describes the amount of money spent (from the project's total cost) on buying or renting surface preparation equipment required for a project’s completion:


Based on your experience on coatings projects, what option best describes the amount of time spent for surface preparation regarding the project’s total:


Do you expect your company to seriously consider autonomous blasting equipment in the near future in order to cut down on the danger to blasting workers?


How do you decide what media to use on a given abrasive blasting job?


Do you expect your company to seriously consider autonomous blasting equipment in the near future in order to cut down on the danger to blasting workers?


What method of surface preparation does your company use most often on jobs?


How prevalent will autonomous or robotic systems for surface preparation become over the next decade?


 
 
   

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