What floor to use

One of the decisions you will need to make when buying a Porta-Blast system is what type of floor to sit it on.

If there is an existing concrete floor then the facility can be placed onto that.

If the Porta-Blast is to be used on a temporary work-site there are several options to choose from and each has its own merits.

Always bear in mind his is a temporary facility and structure. It is not designed to be a permanent set up. There will be no permanent guttering and drainage.

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Which abrasive should I use?

abrasivesWe get asked this question all the time. The answer is very simple. It depends on what you are wanting to do.

Abrasive blasting can be used for multiple purposes and what you want to achieve will determine which abrasive you should use. There is no wonder abrasive that can do everything for every application. It is very much a case of different horses for different courses.

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A comparison between using glass beads and ceramic beads for abrasive blasting and shot peening

Dream TeamBoth ceramic beads and glass beads are available in two types; as blasting beads, and as peening beads. Although in practice it is quite simple to substitute one for the other, care must be taken when the beads are used for shot peening that the beads are approved for use according to the peening specification being worked to. Ceramic beads have several advantages over glass beads.

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In Abrasive Blasting, Size Does Matter



There is a common phrase that size does not matter. In the case of sizing abrasives for a particular application size certainly does matter and plays an important role in the cost and economics of a blast cleaning operation.

In abrasive blasting the rule of thumb is to use the smallest possible abrasive to achieve the job of cleaning the part and leaving the required profile or surface finish.

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