Vacuum Systems Equipment Buying Guide

For Sale or Hire

With over 40 years of experience in rental, hire and service of onsite 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 vacuum equipment is best for your application.

BlastOne is Australia’s undisputed industry expert, we understand hire equipment and provide unparallel support from our teams in branch offices across all major centers in Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and the United States.

Your Project is within our Scope

From the smallest to the largest vacuum systems, BlastOne has the broadest range of hire vacuum equipment in Australia.

Vacuload 1 – Air Powered Vacuum System

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The Vacuload 1 is a powerful and verstatile vacuum system. It uses compressed air sent through an eductor to create a vacuum. The eductor when optimised will create 2 cfm of air for every cfm you put into it.

  • Conveying Capacity – 2 tonne of garnet per hour
  • Compressed Air Requirement – 350 cfm @ 120 psi
  • Vacuum hose – 3”
  • Automatic Reverse pulse on dust cartridge
  • Package includes 20 metres of Tigerflex Vacuum hose and a pick up tool

Available for hire Australia wide

APPLICATIONS

  • Vacuum recovery of bulk abrasive
  • Blast and Vacuum (as the vacuum source)
  • Vacuum loading blast pots (with a separate drop out lid)
  • Filter is suitable for Lead Dust
  • Economical Startup
  • Highly portable

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

Vacuload IV – Air Powered Vacuum System

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BlastOne Vacuload IV’s are designed to vacuum the abrasive from your blasting containment, withstand the contractors jobsite beating, be easy to transport, easy to use and require low maintenance. The Vacuload IV is air powered, using 2 powerful educator pumps to create the vacuum at a 2:1 vacuum to air ratio. Simply disconnect the compressed air hose off your blast equipment, and you are ready to start vacuuming.

This Vacuum Unit is used in conjunction with an interceptor ‘drop-out’ hopper to capture the abrasive and 80% of the dust. The remaining dust goes into the vacuum and cartridge section which has four cartridges rated for lead dust.

  • Conveying Capacity – 5-8 tonne of garnet per hour
  • Compressed Air Requirement – 700 – 900 cfm @ 120 psi
  • Vacuum hose – 4-6”
  • Automatic Reverse pulse on dust cartridges
  • Package includes 20 metres of Tigerflex Vacuum hose and a pick up tool

Available for hire Australia wide

APPLICATIONS

  • Vacuum removal of abrasive and dust on hazardous jobsites
  • Lead paint removal projects
  • Tanks, Bridges and facility containments
  • Available for Hire or Purchase

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

VacMax 600 Vacuum Trailer-Mounted System

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The VacMax™ is diesel powered powerful vacuum system – designed for rugged, reliable operation with  very minimum daily maintenance. The VacMax™ will pneumatically convey material from distances in excess of 300 metres. Any material that is flowable, whether liquid, slurry or solid, or able to move through a 4”, 5” or 6” diameter hose, can be handled with this equipment.

VacMax has a raiseable Interceptor which allows you to dump all the collected abrasive directly into a skip bin/dumpster or into bulk bags.

  • Conveying Capacity – 15-20 tonne of garnet per hour
  • Vacuum hose – 4-6”
  • Automatic Reverse pulse on dust cartridges
  • Package includes 20 metres of Tigerflex Vacuum hose and a pick up tool

Available for hire Australia wide

APPLICATIONS

  • Vacuum removal of abrasive and dust on hazardous jobsites
  • Lead paint removal projects
  • Tanks, Bridges and facility containments
  • Available for Hire or Purchase

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

Vacuload 8 Diesel Vacuum System with Interceptor

Diesel Powered Vacuum

The Vacuload 8 has a powerful 230 HP Diesel motor to ensure it can suck up new or spent abrasive, slurry or sludge with ease. This Vacuload is designed to have reduced noise emissions, high powered vacuum for those large projects. No more waiting for the SuperSucker, when you need to get the abrasive from A… all the way to B… fire up the diesel engine and get vacuuming.

This unit is paired with an interceptor of 6.8 tonne garnet capacity, which has extendable legs to allows you to dump all the collected abrasive directly into bulk bags or a mini-skip.

  • Conveying Capacity – 12 tonne of garnet per hour
  • Vacuum hose – 4”
  • Automatic Reverse pulse on dust cartridges
  • Package includes 20 metres of Tigerflex Vacuum hose and a pick-up tool

Available for hire Australia wide

APPLICATIONS

  • Vacuum removal of abrasive and dust on hazardous jobsites
  • Lead paint removal projects
  • Tanks, Bridges and facility containments
  • Available for Hire or Purchase

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

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Unique Vacuum System Ordering Considerations

When you are looking to buy or rent a vacuum system, there are a few considerations that you’ll want to think about. A few will be discussed below, but to really learn more, contact one of our team members, they are experts in advising what equipment will get your job done the safest and the fastest.

Power Options – Compressed Air or Diesel Powered?

BlastOne has a range of different options available for hire, if your project will allow you to stop blasting and connect the compressed air hose up to the vacuum system, then an air-powered Vacuload is a good option for you. Some projects you just don’t have the ability to stop blasting before you start vacuuming, so you will want to have a diesel-powered vacuum system.

Another consideration is simply the amount of abrasive you need to vacuum. Diesel powered vacuum units have a high vacuuming capacity then the Vacuload IV.

Vacuum System Abrasive Recovery Capacity

  • Vacuload 1 – 2 tonne of garnet per hour
  • Vacuload IV – 5-8 tonne of garnet per hour
  • Vacuload 8 – 12 tonne of garnet per hour
  • VacMax600 – 15-20 tonne of garnet per hour

Other Components you need to buy with a Abrasive Recovery Vacuum System

When you hire a dust collector 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 hirer.

Vacuum Pick-up Tools

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Using a tool on the end of the vacuum hose will save your workers’ backs and make them far more efficient then just using the end of the vacuum hose on the ground. The vacuum tools also have air inlets to ensure that your abrasive continues to flow and not clog up the hose. BlastOne have 3 standard vacuum tools available for purchase or hire.

Bulk Pick-up Tool
Best used when you are vacuuming up large piles of abrasive that have been blown into a corner, or when vacuum loading a blast machine from a bulk bag.

Flared Pick-up Tool
This is like your broom, this is for sucking up the spent abrasive off the floor of a tank, ground or warehouse floor. Using a simple sweeping motion, the operator can make the project site look spotless and ready for paint.

Bulk Loading Hopper
This is the ideal tool when you are vacuum loading a pot out of bulk bags. You dump the bag into this hopper, connect up your vacuum hose and it takes all the hard work out of it!

Common Equipment Rented along with a Blasting and Vacuum System

Ring our consultants today on 1800 190 190 to discuss your requirements.