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What is Abrasive Blasting?

Sandblasting or Abrasive blasting is one of the most common ways to use abrasive blasting, which is when compressed air is used to push abrasive particles onto a hard surface. This can smooth, shape, or clean the surface.

For more than a century, Blasting Abrasive method has been used, but it has evolved a lot with the rise of new design, technology, and media tools.

The abrasive media (physical qualities, particle shape, angular vs spherical form, etc.), the abrasive stream’s speed, the blast gun’s direction, proximity to the workpiece, and throughput time may all affect the outcomes of a blasting operation.

Abrasive blasting parameters done by Vertidrive are often determined by the workpiece’s state and the intended outcome. This includes things like the shape of the workpiece, how hard it is, how many cavities there are, how much contamination there is from rust and corrosion, how many coating layers there are, and more.

Equipment Used For Abrasive Blasting

Blasting System

Choosing the right method of delivery is very important when you’re building a process. It could make the process more efficient but less accurate at the same time, so it’s important to choose the right method.

Wet blasting, a variation on dry sandblasting, may be used for a variety of purposes, including removing moisture from surfaces. The use of water in the abrasive media mix during wet blasting results in a smoother finish, less dust generated during the operation, or a gentler action on fragile surfaces. In terms of delivery methods, there are three basic types:

One of the most common methods of blasting is pneumatic air blasting, which uses compressed or vacuumed air to move the blast material.

It works like centrifugal wheels, which we use to spread fertilizer on the lawn. The abrasive material is then thrown into the air, where it can damage things.

If you’re using a heated hopper to mix the water and the media, you’re doing wet blasting. The media and water combination is then driven onto the workpiece using either the Venturi principle “suction system” or a pump “pressurized system”.

Containment System


Dust and airborne objects generated by media impact may be controlled better and more safely with abrasive blasting performed in an enclosed space. With regard to workpiece size, the containment system may either be in the form of a blast room enclosure with see-through glass and apertures for the operator to slide his arms, or it may be a blast cabinet with a see-through window and such openings.

No dust can escape the enclosure system due to the negative air pressure provided to it, and the enclosure system is also well-sealed. Some sandblasting applications, such as shipyards, building sites, towers, civil engineering projects, and other big workpieces, need an outside setting. If the wind speed and direction aren’t taken into consideration, dust might pose a threat to nearby locations and activities. This is why open pit blasting activities are often forbidden without official authorisation by local authorities.