One of California’s largest utility sandblasters was struggling to meet their timeline for the project completion of a very large five million gallon tank. The 30 mil’s of coating had proved difficult to remove and had caused delays in the project schedule.
We tested GMA ToughBlast Garnet and slag to remove 30 mil coating. ToughBlast had a production rate at 150 ft2/hr which is twice as fast as the slag production rate.
|Nozzle||Abrasive Used||Area Blasted||Hours Blasted||Blasting Speed||Abrasive Consumption|
|Slag||1,600 lbs||75 ft2||1 hr||75 ft2/hr||21 lbs/ft2|
|GMA ToughBlast||900 lbs||150 ft2||1 hr||150 ft2/hr||6 lbs/ft2|
|Abrasive Used||900 lbs||1,600 lbs|
|Area Blasted||150 ft2||75 ft2|
|Hours Blasted||1 hr||1 hr|
During the trial, consumption of the GX2 Garnet was 900lbs/hr, almost 50% less than the slag. Dust levels were reduced by 70%, increasing visibility and safety for the blasters.
Additionally, using ToughBlast was 50% faster and used 72% less abrasive per ft2 for the Heber Water Treatment Plant blasting crew.
Experience the BENEFITS
Superior cleaning rate against other abrasives.
Lower garnet usage, labor, clean up and disposal cost.
SAFER TO USE
Meets industry, government and environmental safety standards.