Key Components for Sandblasting Booths & Rooms

Unique Blastroom Booth Engineering & Design Considerations

Optimizing your abrasive recovery and recycling in your new blast booth is very important. Understanding your choices for abrasive recycling is one of the most important discussions you can have when buying a new blast booth.

Abrasive Recovery Design Options

There are 5 main styles of abrasive recovery and recycling options typically used, each have a slightly different application, but basically the choices come down to how much blasting your will be doing per week.

If you are only blasting occasionally, a system which you shovel in the abrasive is a good option, when you start working 30hours + or having multiple blasters, you will be looking for a full floor recovery or partial recovery, to ensure you don’t have to spend time worrying about recycling the abrasive.

A BlastOne representatives can help guide you to make the right decisions.

shovel in abrasive hopper

Shovel in Hopper

sweep in abrassive hopper

Sweep-in Hopper

cross conveyor blasting abrasive recovery

Cross Conveyor

partial floor abrasive recovery

Partial Recovery

Full floor recovery abrasive blasting media

Full floor recovery

Sandblasting Booth Dust Collection and Airflow Design Options

Visibility and Productivity Enhancer

Its important to size your Dust Collector correctly; its makes a large impact on how well the blasters can see. The better you remove the dust from the blasters line of site, the more productive they will be. Many facility managers and companies believe that the size of the dust collector is the only thing that matters, don’t be fooled, the management of the airflow is very important as well. Sizing, design and placement of the Air intake plenums, exhaust plenums and ductwork is very important, an incorrectly designed system can halve your effective visibility.

Safety, Health and Environmental Considerations

There is growing concern around airborne dust being a hazard to the workers. If you are using a dusty abrasive, removing rust or heavy coatings you will be creating a lot of dust in your blastroom. Getting the dust collection right means the blaster can move safely around the blastroom, and the dust doesn’t escape into the rest of your facility. Dust Collection system are designed to create a negative air environment in your blastroom to ensure that the nuisance dust is contained and doesn’t spread.

Dust collector size and placement

Dust Collector size
and placement

intake air plenums for spray booths

Intake Plenums

paint booth exhaust plenums

Exhaust Plenums

Ductwork planning blast and paint booth

Ductwork Planning

Airflow Ventilation mapping


Productivity Enhancement Design Options for Sandblasting Booths

The initial investment to enhance your day-to-day productivity can pay off for years to come. If you can find a cost effective way inside your budget to increase your productivity, it can give you a competitive edge.

The simplest solution like upgrading your blast equipment to a higher performance style, which many only cost an additional $3-4,000 could increase your blasting speed by 10%, that’s 10% faster whenever you blast… Here are a few examples that we help customers with;

Sandblasting Booth Material Handling Options

What are you blasting? How large/heavy is it? How do you plan to move it around?

These are some very important questions that need to be asked about material handling… Every facility is different, if you are designing a new facility, you have one chance to get it right. If upgrading an existing facility, you need to look at what material handling options will work in with what I already have….

There are many options and ways to move product through your blast and paint area, but here are a few options that we work with all the time, that could be a consideration for your new facility. Talk to one of our reps about your options, and find a way that will increase your productivity.

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