Sparks during work; can I work spark-free?
Abrasive blasting is more commonly known as sandblasting. The coarser media used in sandblasting often results in energy being given off as sparks during work or light on impact.
Cleaning operations using abrasive blasting can present risks for workers’ health and safety.
spark-free blasting without grit
Bristle Blasting is a technology that is perfect as an alternative to sandblasting. It simultaneously removes corrosion and generates an anchor profile. The bristle tips are designed to strike the corroded surface with kinetic energy that is equivalent to standard processes that use grit blast media.
Immediately after the bristle tips strike the surface, they retract (“rebound”) from the surface, which results in both corrosion removal and micro-indentation that exposes fresh surface.
Consequently, surfaces that have been treated by Bristle Blasting have a texture and visual cleanliness that mimics those obtained by traditional grit blasting processes.
- Removes corrosion, coatings, mill scale and other contaminants
- ATEX-approved, including Dustcontrol
- Generates anchor profiles ranging from 2,5 to 3,3 mil
- also on weld seams, edges, around bolts and on surface irregularities
- Restores corroded and pitted surfaces to near-white metal or white metal appearance
- no grinding or polishing
- Generates compressive residual stress for crack growth resistance, improved life and improved corrosion resistance
- Cleans and profiles with long lasting, safe Bristle Blaster® Belts
- eliminating the need for costly abrasive blast equipment.