Do you know best scenarios for vacuum blasting?


There specific projects where vacuum blasting is the better choice

Our 40+ years of industry experience has found there are a few scenarios where vacuum blasting is a very smart choice.

For all other cases, however it’s just too slow and slow kills productivity and profits.

Vacuum blasting often uses the same equipment as traditional abrasive blasting such as hoses and nozzles. However, vacuum blasting has the addition of a high pressure vacuum. This requires a specifically built workhead which brings both blast and vacuum together at the surface where you're blasting.

Vacuum blasting is slow and meticulous. It can't be rushed. An operator can blast up to about 50 square feet an hour (5 square meters), at a maximum. That's if you're blasting large flat surfaces with easy access. If you're quoting a job and you are vacuum blasting the pipework, the speed would be more like 10-20 square feet an hour (1-2 square meters).

What are the best scenarios for vacuum blasting?

  • Removing a hazardous coating in an environment where you cannot establish dust containment. Why? Because vacuum blasting effectively retains about 95% Dust and abrasive.
  • Small touch up jobs
  • Jobs where access is hard
  • Where you don't want to put up encapsulation.

Vacuum Blasting may be the best solution for you in these situations because of its self-containment. However, if your project timeline requires speed – traditional open blasting is recommended.

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