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Proper Installation of Blast Couplings to Blast Hoses
Blast hose assembly procedure instruction guide.
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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?
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3 tips to help you get the best results when recycling abrasive
If you are recycling abrasive on site or in a blast room there are ways you can improve the quality of the recycled garnet.
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Remove thick coatings with Ultra High Pressure Water Jetting
When you have a thick coating to remove, when its it better to use Ultra High Pressure Water Jetting over Abrasive Blasting?
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Calculate your abrasive cost using the Navy formula
Do you know how much you're spending per square foot on your abrasive blasting? Let's work it out using the Navy formula...
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How to measure to the SSPC PA2 standard
Here we break down the parameters of SSPC PA2 as well as how to easily use the Defelsko Positector 6000 DFT gage
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The #1 reason your blast hose is wearing out
The quality of your blast hose determines how fast your blast hose wears out and needs replacing.
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Finish your 5 day project in 4 days
How to increase your blasting speed by 20% to finish your blasting project faster.
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4 proven options to help make the paint curing process even faster
Curing paint is easier when you have controlled conditions and will help make the curing process even faster.
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Signs your blast nozzle needs replacing
There are physical, visual and acoustic signs that indicate when it's time to replace your blast nozzle. Do you know what they are?
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Understanding and negotiating NACE SA 3 / SSPC SP-5
What is the difference between NACE SA 3 / SSPC-5 and other Classes of Blast and how do you negotiate with the inspector?
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Reduce your paint and labor costs when specified a bright top coat
When a coating specification calls for a bright color, using the right prime coat can save you paint, time and profit.
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BlastOne has declared an all-out War on Dust!
The 4 simplest weapons for you to reduce or eliminate dust on your job sites.
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How to correctly mix paint
Mixing paint correctly can be the make or break of a successful coating project.
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Weapons of Mass DUSTruction
See some of the industry's "biggest guns" used in the the War on Dust.
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2 tips to make mixing high viscosity coatings easier
Two simple tips on effectively MIXING high viscosity/high solid coatings.
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4 tips for spraying high viscosity coatings
This Insight is about SPRAYING these difficult materials... and we have 4 very simple tips to overcome such challenges and de-frustrate your work life.
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Flushing high viscosity paint from your equipment
This Insight is about FLUSHING these high viscosity materials from your equipment after completion of the spray job.
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3 considerations when buying an Air Spray Gun
The success of any project depends largely on the tools a contractor uses, and perhaps the most crucial tool in a Painters Kit is their Air Spray Gun.
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Steps to troubleshoot a 6.5 Blast Pot
Common issues that could affect a pressure hold blast pot with a Thompson Valve.
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Troubleshooting Pressure Release Pots
Troubleshooting the issues associated with differential pressure in your blast pot.
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Optimize your productivity with the Vertidrive robot
Contractor’s love the Vertidrive because it has extremely high production rates.
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4 tips to reduce overspray
Overspray is a common issue paint contractors face, so here are 4 tips to reducing overspray on your coating job.
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The answer to internal pipe blasting
There are a number of different tools that you can use, depending on the size of the pipe.
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Understanding abrasive sizing for abrasive blasting
Understanding the importance of using the correctly sized abrasive for the job.
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AirDryers Overview and Common Issues
Experienced industrial blasters realise just how important DRY AIR is for a high production and quality. Using an airdryer is well worth the investment and is very simple to set-up and use.
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Guarantee your blasted surface is free of salt
Eliminate sticky residue and guarantee your surface is ready to paint with the DeFelsko SST
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Two options to reduce overspray when painting handrails
Lose less paint from overspray when painting handrails.
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What’s the downside of compressor maintenance?
Technicians who maintain your compressor actually undermine your productivity - although their intentions are to save you money.
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4 tips for extending blast hose life
Very few industries have equipment wear rates like the abrasive blasting industry. Here are some smart work practices to extend wear life.
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Can I Recycle Blasting Abrasive without Removing the Dust?
Unless recycled abrasive has been properly cleaned and processed it is likely to wreak havoc on your jobsite.
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Remove pack rust without the plumes of dust
It takes a lot of time and abrasive to wear away the pack rust, and blasting it creates huge plumes of dust. There are other solutions.
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What size air hose to use with a conventional pressure pot
When working with a thick coating and a pressure pot, contractors often encounter issues with atomizing the paint. Let's look into troubleshooting thick paint.
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Changing the conventional with the Warrior
Toss out your old messy pressure pots and pumps – Introducing the Triton Pump!
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Knowing the right kind of respirator
There’s perhaps nothing more important to a painter’s safety than a reliable respirator.
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Carbon Monoxide and Breathing Air Filters
What you don’t know – might kill ya! Finally some good news for blaster’s lungs.
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Ensuring blasters have safe breathing air, just became fool proof
When you’re serious about safety, you’ll implement the RPB RZ System.
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Proper Blast Hose Handling
There are certain ways to handle a blast hose to ensure operator safety as well as longevity of the hose integrity.
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NEW! Australian Website Announcement
The new Australian website features increased information and improved functions to enhance your experience.
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How much deliquescent does an AirDryer use
Let's answer that question that is often asked in the industry and get to know more about deliquescent.
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How to properly set the MicroValve
There are rules-of-thumb when dialing into the proper setting of your microvalve.
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Hose Length For Vertical Blasting Projects
Mist blasting at heights can cause issues for abrasive running back down the hose to the pot. Find out how to use the blast hose to your advantage!
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Troubleshooting Coupling Failures
We explain the 3 most common causes behind coupling hose failures as well as how to remedy them.
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Never Paint the Inside of Your Body!
The danger of accidentally injecting yourself with an airless spray gun - and what procedures should immediately follow such an incident, to minimize this very dangerous situation.
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Dangers When Water Blasting
Water blasting can present significant risk if the lance or hose has been compromised here are some steps you can take to avoid the risk, as well as what to do if you are hit by a water jet blast.