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Holding the Blast: Challenges and Impacts on Project Scheduling

This webinar is archived and recorded from a live presentation on Wednesday, July 27, 2016.
Cost: FREE

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HOLD THAT BLAST! Industry leaders are using wet surface preparation methods more frequently- and UHP, mist, and wet abrasive blasting requires deterring flash rust. Use HOLD*BLAST in blast water to extend the period before coating and prevent flash rust. For nearly two decades, contractors have depended on this technology, even with poor quality water. For the best in performance and maximum economy, use HOLD*BLAST to HOLD YOUR BLAST! CHLOR*RID International, Inc. is the world leader in soluble salt information, measuring devices, and decontamination products for surface preparation and passivation. Visit for information on any of our products, or contact us at 1-800-422-3217.

Many specifications contain stipulations that the surface area that has been abrasive blast cleaned be primed-in within 4 hours, 8 hours or “within the same work shift.” The reason for this stipulation is the fear that the surface will deteriorate if left “open” to the environment. Contaminants like the presence of soluble salts on the surface, and conditions including high humidity and a dew point temperature at or below the surface temperature can accelerate rust-back. There are methods to “hold” the blast that can have a positive impact on preserving surface quality as well as the project schedule. This webinar will describe some of the challenges associated with holding the blast and the advantages and limitations of potential solutions for consideration. Participants will be eligible to receive credit from SSPC.


Doug Reardon, Steel Group Operations Manager

Doug Reardon is the Steel Group Operations Manager for KTA where he has been employed for over 25 years. In this position, Doug serves as a Senior Project Manager for structural steel fabrication projects for various transportation clients nationwide in addition to assisting the field inspection staff with technical report reviews, scheduling, and project updates/status reports. He is an AWS Certified Welding Inspector; NACE Certified Coatings Inspector Level 3 (Peer Review), a Level II inspector in accordance with ASTM D4537, and is an AWS Certified RT Film Interpreter. Prior to his current assignment, he was a KTA Project Management Specialist and for 13 years, provided construction supervision and paint/insulation services to Bayer Corporation at its New Martinsville, West Virginia plant. Doug serves as a principal instructor for a variety of KTA-offered training seminars, and he has successfully completed numerous industry-related courses.

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