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Proper Blast Hose Handling

 

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When you get behind the nozzle it's crucial to understand the blast hose handling techniques which will ensure safe operation and expected lifespan of the hose.

The way you utilize your blast hose can determine how the hose integrity is affected and have an impact on its lifespan.

When we lay out or hold our blast hose to do a blast job, we never crimp it in any way. It always requires a large radius, because if the hose is pinched, it will restrict the amount of air and abrasive coming through that diminished orifice inside the hose. By crimping or depressing the wall of the hose itself you are creating a restriction that can cause accelerated wear.

If a hot spot is created in the blast hose by pinching or crimping it will undermine the wall hose strength and ultimately a hole may be blown out of that area of the hose - compromising operator safety.

Its important to remember to create a large radius in the blast hose. If the hose used in restricted areas a smaller nozzle may be more appropriate to give you adaptability in relation to blasting.

The hose can also be changed to a smaller 'Mighty Mite' (BHS25) hose to give more maneuverability in relation to small or confined areas.

 

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The safety of a blast hose is in your hands

Talk to BlastOne about correct handling techniques for your blast hose and achieve the results you expect from your blast project.