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Is Your Blast Cleaning Cost Effective?

Keeping Track of Costs is Important for Any Business

If you don't know how much blast cleaning is costing you, then you may not be charging your client enough.

Using the formula shown below will help you keep track of your costs and help you cover your expenses:

blasting cost formula

 

Comparative Example

Blaster Chuck buys a cheap abrasive at a cost of $0.075/lb and a 6 cu ft pot lasts 30 minutes (i.e. 1320lb per hour). He blasts 150ft² of steel in 1 hour.

blasting cost example


Blaster Harry buys a superior abrasive at a cost of $0.25/tonne and a 6 cu ft pot lasts 1 hour (i.e. 660lb per hour). He blasts 200ft² of steel in 1 hour.

blasting cost example


The difference between Blaster Chuck and Blaster Harry's true cost is: $0.75/ft2.

Remember, in this example, Blaster Harry paid $550/tonne for a superior abrasive with minimal salt levels, less contaminants and less dust. The more expensive abrasive resulted in lower costs for the overall project.