Category Archives: Air Blasting Tips

The 9 critical points to check you get the most out of your air blast machine and process

Here are 9 critical points to help you get the most out of air blasting: 1. Ensure You’re Working To The Correct Parameters. 2. Select The Correct Air Pressure To Deliver The Chosen Media And Optimize Both Work Speed And Costs. 3. Choose … Continue reading

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Air Blasting Tip 9 – Quality And Delivery Of Your Compressed Air For Air Blast Systems

  All dry blast systems require dry, oil free air delivered to the process. Small amounts of moisture and oil cause the media particulates to stick together and prevent the free flow of blast media.

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Air Blasting Tip 8 – Nozzle And Air Jet Size Compatibility On A Venturie Fed Blast System

  Check and make sure that the air jet and nozzle bore sizes are optimised.   It is a fact that when checked many venturie blast systems have air jets and nozzles that are entirely miss-matched.

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Air Blasting Tip 7 – Surface Consistency And Repeatability

  Depending on the  air blast process desired, (i.e. a cleaning operation only or surface preparation prior to bonding) it is desirable to maintain and repeat the surface finish time after time.

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Air Blasting Tip 6 – On The Venturie / Suction Delivery System Alternative Regulation Requires Attention

  Under the blast media hopper, placed under the base of the cabinet floor or under the cyclone unit, you will find the blast media pick up device, referred to in our introduction Part 1.  There are several designs on the market each … Continue reading

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Air Blasting Tip 5 – Media Flow Regulation Requires To Be Optimised On A Pressure System

  Too few blast media particles provide poor productivity but too many can also have the same effect as the air to blast media ratio becomes too heavy or imbalanced.

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Air Blasting Tip 4 – Remember That A Small Heavy / Dense Media Particles Will Gain Much More Energy Than A Large Light Particle

  Heavier / dense blast media may need a pressure blast system consideration to enable sufficient media flow to be achieved.  As described in the pressure blast cabinets and systems introduction Part 2  heavier and denser medias may not be capable of being delivered … Continue reading

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