Home / Resources & Training / Primed Insights Primed Insights Filters Categories Abrasive & Water Blasting Painting & Coating Inspection & Testing Safety Industrial Solutions Abrasive Media Update SIGN UP Sign up to receive the weekly Primed Insight directly to your email. #How To Check Your Blast Nozzles Regularly Check your blast nozzles weekly for wear using a nozzle analyzer gauge. #How To 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. #How To 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. #How To 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. #How To Are moisture traps causing you pressure loss? Check if you have a restrictive moisture separator on your blast pot. #How To 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 #How To Use genuine inner lenses in your blast helmet Protect your workers by giving them the correct safety equipment. #How To 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. #How To How to spray high solid coatings easier How can you spray high epoxy coatings successfully in cooler weather? #How To Choosing the correct size compressor is important When selecting the right size compressor a number of factors need to be considered #How To Check for salt in your abrasive Avoid coating failure caused by contamination by checking the abrasive for salt. #How To 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. #How To Which fittings are recommended for a breathing air hose? Which breathing air hose connection complies with safety standards? #How To 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. #How To How often do you change your breathing air cartridge? Change your breathing air cartridge regularly to avoid breathing in contaminated air. #How To 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. #How To Are undersized couplings causing you pressure loss? Pressure loss from undersized couplings greatly impacts the efficiency of a blasting project #How To Completing your daily maintenance schedule has never been easier! Maintenance checks should be completed prior to work commencing each day. #How To When is it safe to blast with silica sand? Customers ask "in what situation is it safe to blast with silica sand?" #How To Test for dust on your blasted surface Any dust which remains on blasted surfaces may reduce coating adhesion and the life of your coatings. #How To 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. #How To Install whipchecks on equipment Whipchecks are a mandatory requirement indicative to a safety standard and can prevent serious injury. #How To Are the atmospheric conditions right for painting? How do you know if the atmospheric conditions are right for painting? #How To 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. #How To 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. #How To 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. #How To Scribble vs Stripe Blasting Technique You could be blasting up to 20% faster by simply changing your technique. #How To Plan your onsite equipment layout Planning the best layout for your equipment on a blast site can increase your productivity. #How To 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? #How To Long hose blasting How to maintain productivity when running long lengths of blast hose. #How To Triclover couplings makes metering valve removal easy! Adding Triclover couplings simplify the maintenance process of the metering valve. #How To Meter your abrasive to achieve the correct flow Don't lose valuable abrasive due to the metering valve being open too far. #How To Increase your speed with a tornado blaster Blast at more than twice the speed at up to half the hourly cost! #How To Why you could be getting inaccurate instrument results Maintain a regular calibration schedule to ensure accurate instrument readings. #How To Maintaining a safe worksite Would your worksite pass a safety check? These four components can help you to maintain a safe worksite. #How To 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.