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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 by a venturie / suction system because it requires sufficient energy to bring the blast media up the delivery tube to the blast gun and the system becomes inadequate.

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Air Blasting Tip 3 – Choose The Smallest Blast Media Size That Will Do What Is Required

                  

Smaller sized air blast medias will saturate the surface fastest.

Either venturie / suction or pressurised delivery systems are capable of delivering many more media particulates per second.

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Air Blasting Tip 2 – Select The Correct Air Pressure To Deliver The Chosen Media And Optimise Both Work Speed And Costs

 

If glass beads are chosen as a beadblast process, they are initially round and have no cutting edges, they are relatively soft but still friable. If they break on impact, the two or more particles now have potential cutting edges.

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Air Blast Tip 1 – Ensure You’re Working To The Correct Parameters

 

Choose the most suitable blast media for the air blast application, set the correct media to air ratio together with distance between blast nozzle and work.

Example, if it is a cleaning process, then use a media suited to the purpose, it is not necessary to use say an aluminium oxide, when a non-abrasive glass or ceramic bead will maintain tolerances!

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