BlastOne® Australia, supplies quality abrasives for Sand Blasting, Surface Preparation and Corrosion Control in many different industries including Oil & Gas, Mining,
Structural Steel Fabrication, Water Infrastructure, Marine and Bridge Refurbishment work.
Melbourne: 1800 190 190 Adelaide: 08 8292 2000
Brisbane: 07 3329 5000 Darwin: 08 8989 6000
Mackay: 07 4968 4000 Melbourne: 03 8343 0300
Newcastle: 02 9193 9080 Perth: 08 9350 5940
Sydney: 02 9193 9000
BlastOne is able to provide all OH&S legal materials used in commercial blasting surface prep. The most popular and safe abrasives for “sand blasting” include steel shot, steel grit, and Australian garnet — with these products available in various mesh sizes and drum capacities.
First and foremost, what is the PURPOSE of the blasting? Is it to simply remove the existing coating and clean the surface? – Or are you required to also prepare the substrate profile for a new coating material? If you are simply cleaning the surface of contaminants without imparting a surface profile, a rounded abrasive like steel shot or glass beads are trusted standard media. To produce a viable profile, however, you will would to employ a sub-angular shape abrasive.
The Second consideration involves PRODUCTIVITY which directly affects profitability. The size, strength, and shape of the abrasive particle all have a bearing on blasting speed. And these three attributes vary from media to media. Completing your project on time (or ahead of time) will have a positive impact on your company’s success.
The ability to recycle an abrasive also varies widely among medias and can have a huge impact on your productivity and costs.
The Third consideration involves ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT; is it safe for the workers and environment? Levels of dust are dependent upon variables like particle strength and friability. Less dust is safer and requires less clean up – which also increases productivity and profitability.
BlastOne offers Superior Abrasives and Superior Know-How to advise you of the optimal media for your project. Contact us and allow our knowledgeable team to consult.