Abrasive Vacuum Blasting Equipment Buying Guide

For Sale or Rent

With over 40 years of experience in rental, purchase, and service of onsite abrasive recovery and vacuum equipment, BlastOne has seen a lot of different projects and requirements for different types of equipment. We trust this page will help you understand which type of blast media vacuum equipment is best for your application.

We are an undisputed industry expert, we understand rental equipment and provide unparalleled support from our teams in branch offices across all major centers in the United States from Ohio to California, Australia, New Zealand, and Malaysia.

Any Blast and Vac Project is in our Scope

From the smallest to the largest systems, BlastOne has the largest range of rental vacuum blasting equipment in the United States including Columbus, Ohio and Los Angeles, California.

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Production Blast with Vacuum and AirDryer

BRS 3.5 Blast & Abrasive Vacuum Recycling System

abrasive vacuum Blast and Recovery System with 3.5 cu.ft. Blast Pot Mounted on Wheels

The BRS incorporates a Blast machine, Eductor vacuum pump, Cyclonic Separator and Dust Collector into one compact package which can be easily transported from site to site or within buildings. This Blast and Vacuum system recirculates the abrasive to help minimize waste, you will need to check your specification to ensure you can used recycled media, before using this unit.

The unit is mounted on a skid with easy to move handle and wheels to get around anywhere you need. The Blast pot is 3.5 cuft and can hold 500 lbs. of garnet.

Minimum air supply of 950cfm/150psi is required to run this unit

Expected blasting production up to 40 sq.ft. per hour

Available for rent throughout the United States including some Canadian provinces

APPLICATIONS

  • Vacuum Blasting with garnet or steel abrasive on hazardous jobsites
  • Tanks, Bridges and facility containment
  • Projects where recycled abrasive is specified
  • Available for Rent or Purchase

NOTE: For use on Hazardous materials vacuum hose & filter cartridges must be purchased.

BRS Mini Blast & Abrasive Vacuum Recycling System

Mini Blast and Vacuum Recovery System

The MiniBRS is a compact Blast and Recovery System designed specifically to fit into an elevator that is often found on a tower in refineries or facilities doing blasting and painting work. This portable skid includes a small blast machine, Eductor vacuum pump, Cyclonic Separator and Dust Collector into one small envelope which can be easily moved around.

This BRS system recirculates the abrasive to help minimize waste, so you will need to check your specification to ensure you can used recycled media, before using this unit.

The Blast pot has is 0.3 cuft and can hold 44 bls. of garnet.

Minimum air supply of 185cfm/100psi is required to run this unit

Expected blasting production up to 20 sq.ft. per hour

The operator can blast and recover up to 200 feet away from the miniBRS

Weight: 335 lbs. ( 450 lbs. with controls)

Dimensions: 60″ H x 22″ W x 34″ L

Available for rent throughout the United States including some Canadian provinces

APPLICATIONS

  • Vacuum blasting in facilities with limited access
  • Small spot blasting projects where clean up of spent abrasive would be very time consuming.
  • Small lead paint removal projects
  • Projects where recycled abrasive is specified
  • Available for Rent or Purchase

NOTE: For use on Hazardous materials vacuum hose & filter cartridges must be purchased.

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Whatever your project requirements, BlastOne has the rental range, the service personnel, the reputation and the passion to support you onsite or at your workplace.

Equipment and Operator Training

Equipment and Operator Training

Equipment Inspections

Equipment Inspections

Preventative Managment Programs

Preventative Management Programs (service contract)

Vendor Managed Inventory

Vendor Managed Inventory

Equipment Modernization and Retrofits

Equipment Modernization and Retrofits

Extended Warranty

Extended Warranty

Blast and Vacuum Work head Options

When you are looking to buy or rent a blast and vacuum system, you will also need to buy a workhead that joins the blasting into one spot with the vacuum. These workheads come in different styles and shapes, and have considerations that you want to think about. Here we are going to discuss a few of them, but to really learn more, contact one of our team, they are experts in advising what equipment will get your job done the safest and the fastest.

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Large Blast and Vacuum workhead – this is the largest workhead available. This is best used on large flat surfaces where the wheels help to keep the head flush and sealed to the surface.

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Standard Blast and Vacuum Work head – this is the typical blast and vac workhead that is used with most systems. It has the most flexibility and has changeable brushes to let you blast into corners – internal and external corners.

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Right-Angled Blast and Vac work head – this is designed for when you need to get into tight spaces or under beams. This workhead has to use a smaller blast nozzle and rebound the abrasive to work, so your production rates will more then halve – so budget this in your project.

Operating Insight

Man-handling the hoses when you are working with sandblasting and abrasive vacuuming equipment is not easy/quite cumbersome. We always recommend that you have someone holding the workhead and a helper holding the hoses. They can then switch tasks when the first operator gets tired.

Components you need to buy with an Abrasive Blasting Recovery Vacuum System

When you rent a Blast and Vac System you are likely to also need to purchase the following.

TigerFlex Vacuum Hose

Tiger Flex Abrasive Vacuum Hose

TigerFlex is Heavy duty vacuum hose that has a smooth bore, but thick inner liner to give it a long lasting working life. It has crush resistant, spiral reinforcement ribs that keep it from collapsing, but is flexible enough to go around corners.

For hazardous lead paint removal projects, the vacuum hose must be purchased.

TigerFlex Vacuum Hose Sizes available include; 2”, 3”, 4”, 6”, 8”

UltraWeb Filters

Ultraweb Filtration dust collector Cartridge

Using good quality filters is very important when it comes to vacuum systems. It is the filter that collects all the dust, and is the part that has to be ultimately rated for lead if that’s what your project entails!
UltraWeb Filters used in our vacuum systems have a 99.95% efficiency ratio, which make them suitable for lead projects and hazardous dust containment, this is a Merv 10 rating.

For hazardous lead paint removal projects, the filters must be purchased and disposed of by the renter.

Common Equipment Rented along with a Blasting and Abrasive Vacuum System

Ring our consultants today on 1-800-999-1881 to discuss your abrasive vacuum equipment requirements.