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Check Your Blast Nozzles Regularly
Check your blast nozzles weekly for wear using a nozzle analyzer gauge.
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Selecting the right grade of abrasive
When preparing your blasting project it is vital to use an abrasive grade (size) that will give you the best performance.
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Surface Profile vs Class of Blast
Surface Profile and Class of Blast are both important aspects of surface preparation, however, they need to be determined separately.
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Is humidity causing you to 'lose the blast'?
If relative humidity is high, a dehumidifier could help you hold the blast longer, if you keep the air dehumidified.
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Are moisture traps causing you pressure loss?
Check if you have a restrictive moisture separator on your blast pot.
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Get a faster response with an electric deadman system
An electric deadman system can assist in a faster response time when running long lengths of blast hose
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Use genuine inner lenses in your blast helmet
Protect your workers by giving them the correct safety equipment.
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How to choose the right size dust collector for your job
A dust collector helps protect workers from dust inhalation whilst complying with work site codes and regulations.
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How to spray high solid coatings easier
How can you spray high epoxy coatings successfully in cooler weather?
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Choosing the correct size compressor is important
When selecting the right size compressor a number of factors need to be considered
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Check for salt in your abrasive
Avoid coating failure caused by contamination by checking the abrasive for salt.
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Is noise a problem in your operation
The blasting process can create noise. That's not news. But there are ways to reduce the noise levels on your work site.
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Which fittings are recommended for a breathing air hose?
Which breathing air hose connection complies with safety standards?
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Communicating with operators during your project doesn't have to be a challenge
Audio communication systems can be integrated into blasting/painting helmets which means workers can enjoy the comfort and safety of their equipment and have the communication benefits.
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How often do you change your breathing air cartridge?
Change your breathing air cartridge regularly to avoid breathing in contaminated air.
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An uneven spray pattern can hinder your performance
There are many contributing factors which could cause a block or restricted airless hose resulting in an uneven spray pattern.
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Are undersized couplings causing you pressure loss?
Pressure loss from undersized couplings greatly impacts the efficiency of a blasting project
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Completing your daily maintenance schedule has never been easier!
Maintenance checks should be completed prior to work commencing each day.
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When is it safe to blast with silica sand?
Customers ask "in what situation is it safe to blast with silica sand?"
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Test for dust on your blasted surface
Any dust which remains on blasted surfaces may reduce coating adhesion and the life of your coatings.
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Airless hose sizing is critical
By ensuring you select the correct airless hose you not only safeguard against dangerous burst failures but you can also increase productivity.
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Install whipchecks on equipment
Whipchecks are a mandatory requirement indicative to a safety standard and can prevent serious injury.
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Are the atmospheric conditions right for painting?
How do you know if the atmospheric conditions are right for painting?
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Do you choose cost over quality for your blast hose?
Cheap hoses may seem like a bargain a the time but when their true quality begins to show the reality is that you've likely paid to much for an inferior product.
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How to extend the life of your spray tip
A worn spray tip results in uneven application and can wear the components of spray equipment.
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Do you know when your blast hose needs replacing?
Knowing the visual and physical signs of wear will indicate when your blast hose needs to be replaced.
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Scribble vs Stripe Blasting Technique
You could be blasting up to 20% faster by simply changing your technique.
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Plan your onsite equipment layout
Planning the best layout for your equipment on a blast site can increase your productivity.
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What size bull air hose should you use?
Did you know that an undersized air supply hose to the blast pot results in friction loss?
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Long hose blasting
How to maintain productivity when running long lengths of blast hose.
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Triclover couplings makes metering valve removal easy!
Adding Triclover couplings simplify the maintenance process of the metering valve.
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Meter your abrasive to achieve the correct flow
Don't lose valuable abrasive due to the metering valve being open too far.
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Increase your speed with a tornado blaster
Blast at more than twice the speed at up to half the hourly cost!
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Why you could be getting inaccurate instrument results
Maintain a regular calibration schedule to ensure accurate instrument readings.
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Maintaining a safe worksite
Would your worksite pass a safety check? These four components can help you to maintain a safe worksite.
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Excessive surface profile can cost you
Too much or too little surface profile can be the downfall of a job. Let's look at what happens when surface profile doesn't meet specification.
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Which blast pot control system saves you 10% of your abrasive?
Think you know which system is more profitable? Think again...
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Escenarios Óptimos de usar Chorreado en Vacío
Hay algunos escenarios en que el chorreado en vacío es una buena opción. Veamos cuáles son...
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Do you know best scenarios for vacuum blasting?
There are a few scenarios where vacuum blasting is a very smart choice. Let's find out what they are...
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Built-in aftercoolers are bad for your blasting business
Built-in aftercoolers significantly reduce productivity in blasting operations. Here's why...
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#1 Mistake when landing big jobs which require multiple blasters
Landing a big job can do a lot for your business, but you'll want to avoid this common pitfall
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Eliminating Static Explosions
Static electricity is more dangerous than a simple shock to your blaster or painter. There are simple ways to reduce static build up.
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Calibration Report Terms
Explaining the key features on a calibration report.
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Don't risk your health! Check for lead.
Abrasive blasting of lead-based coatings poses a risk to workers as well as to the surrounding environment. How can you check for lead in the coating?