Problems caused for using dirty abrasives
Updated: Feb 2, 2022
Among the residues that can be found in abrasive, those can be abrasive dust, mill scale, welding stub, bits of wire, washers, and bolts. The presence of this type of dirt in blasting reduces the adherence that the surfaces must have. The fine particles quickly wear out the equipment, while the other can provoke the rupture of the blasting equipment.
By not having effective operational control of the operational mix, it ends up increasing the risk of early failure of the coating, like tearing or surface oxidation.
The contaminant-free particles lead to half of the equipment deterioration. In order to have a clean abrasive, it is necessary to have a clean abrasive. The system separates the fine particles or abrasive recycled powder for effective blasting.
By not using a cleaning system, the equipment wears out quickly. In addition, the dirty abrasive does not allow to remove effectively the coating and reduces the blasting speed, slowing the operation productivity.
Safety is also put at risk because the operator’s visibility is low. The inefficiency takes longer work due to the fact that the operator needs more time to finish the service as he/she stops to clean the particles to verify how it is operating.
On the other hand, that is a problem very easy to be fixed with an Abrasive recycling system. The CMV® system is extremely efficient and has a dust extractor very compact. This machine is available in stationary and mobile versions and can operate with several types of abrasive.