At Rosler, we believe in helping our clients in unique markets find a better way to finish and process their products. According to Grand View Research, Inc., the global structural steel market is expected to reach USD 140.4 billion by 2025. It is projected to expand at a CAGR of 5.6% during the forecast period. Increasing construction spending in emerging economies is projected to drive the demand for structural steel. Maybe that’s why our top posts this year included a series on Structural Steel. Enjoy the following recap.
5. Optimal Media Mix, Part 1 – Identifying and Maintaining Proper Levels
The best mass finishing equipment is useless without the proper media. That’s why the experienced engineers at Rosler Metal Finishing pair their quality equipment with the right type and amount of media to achieve consistent results.
Understanding how your machine, the work pieces it is finishing, and the selected media will interact is key to delivering an optimal finish each cycle. Doing so requires understanding why media levels are important, determining and tracking levels, and evaluating media consumption to avoid issues.
4. Structural Steel FAQ, Part 7 – Comparing Commonly Used Blast Machines
Rosler Metal Finishing expertly designs shot blasting machines for these industries and others to descale, clean, and prepare structural steel for surfaces for end-use. The particulars of each machine largely depend on the size and shape of the specific components in need of preparation.
This installment of our Structural Steel FAQ series answered: What are the most commonly used blast machines for structural steel surface preparation and how do they compare?
3. Structural Steel FAQ, Part 4 – Evaluating the Presence of Dust
As an expert in the surface finishing industry, Rosler Metal Finishing knows that all the expertise in the world won’t do any good if the surface of the work piece is not properly prepared. When it comes to structural steel, we receive many frequently asked questions about preparation.
This installment of our Structural Steel FAQ series answered: How is the presence of dust on shot blasted structural steel components evaluated?
2. Using Vibrascope to Measure Amplitude V. Frequency in Vibratory Bowls
When it comes to mass finishing, amplitude and frequency require balance and careful consideration. Amplitude is a measure of movement and intensity while frequency refers to the rate of repetition.
The wrong amplitude, for example, if it’s too low, can create a lackluster finishing results and longer processing times. If too high it can cause unnecessary wear and tear on the machine.
1. Structural Steel FAQ, Part 3 – Evaluating Rust and Mill Scale Pre- and Post-Blast
Surface preparation can account for up to 40 percent of structural steel painting and repainting jobs. As Rosler Metal Finishing’s Structural Steel FAQ series has already established, the life of anti‐corrosion coatings on a steel surface depends to a large extent on how thoroughly this surface has been prepared for painting.
Properly evaluating the surface of structural steel surfaces for coating before and after shot blasting will help balance the cost of preparing, repairing, and monitoring structural steel throughout its impressive lifespan.
This installment of our Structural Steel FAQ series answered: How are rust and mill scale evaluated pre‐ and post‐blast?
The Rosler Way
True to our motto of “finding a better way…” Rosler considers all inputs and outputs of your process. We offer experienced finishing engineering and an entire range of surface finishing equipment and consumables (media and compound) to ensure that the entire process is optimized.
Whatever your surface finishing needs are, you can count on Rosler Metal Finishing to find a better way. Contact us today to start the conversation.