What is Sand Blasting?What is Sand Blasting?

Sand blasting is a major industry in the construction field and it is used by most major construction companies for many projects. Sand blasting is done in many different sizes and is used for many different purposes. The most common type of sand blasting is referred to as wet sand blasting where the sand is blasted onto the surface at very high speeds and with very little amount of water or lubricant. This type of sand blasting is most often used when you are doing any kind of rough sanding, polishing or drilling operations in various industries like automotive body work, floor coating and roofing construction.


Sand blasting may also be referred to as wet rust blasting where the sand is blasted in wet conditions to remove rust or other hardening elements that have penetrated the surface and are spoiling the surface. There are two types of media used in the process and these are either oil or water. Water based media include but not limited to water, synthetic fluids such as diesel, turpentine, gasoline and urethane among others. Oil media used in this process includes but is not limited to mineral oil, gasoline, kerosene, and other similar oils. When it comes to the type of equipment used for sand blasting most companies tend to choose the equipment that has a high rate of fire power and excellent spray accuracy along with the right nozzle for the application.


Some of the most common materials that are used in the process of abrasive blasting are steel, aluminum, copper, stainless steel, brass and nickel alloys. Most of the materials that are used for abrasive blasting have an electrochemical property and are capable of producing high temperatures in a short period of time. The most common uses of this media include smoothing and polishing the surfaces of stainless steel, chrome products, copper, iron alloys, aluminum and other alloys. When you are considering using abrasive blasting services, it is important that you consider hiring a company that is well versed in the use of this abrasive and in the use of proper machinery for the job.

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