How Does Wet Abrasive Blasting Work?
Water and abrasive are combined in a pot under water pressure and then precisely metered into the airflow. When wet abrasive impacts a surface, the additional water weighs the particles down and creates a “dustless” effect.
Since EcoQuip 2 uses less water than slurry or other water-based technologies, pools of water aren't left behind so there is less need to worry about toxic runoff.
Understanding "Dust-free" or "Dustless" Blasting
True Dustless Blasting is Impossible
Some might claim that their products are "dustless" or "dust-free," but the reality is there is no such thing.
Sure, using a wet abrasive blasting machine will cut down on the plume of dust you get from dry blasting, but you're also left with a puddle of water. Make sure you understand the facts around dustless blasting.
With Graco's EcoQuip 2 Vapor Abrasive blast equipment, you will see up to 92% dust suppression over dry blasting without the wet, slurry mess you get from traditional wet abrasive blasters.
Video: Comparing Blasting Technologies
Abrasive Blasting and the Future of Shipyard Surface Prep
Fairhaven Shipyard, the 800-foot pier owned and operated by Puglia Engineering, Inc. faces many surface preparation and cleaning challenges.
EcoQuip Successfully Tested in Hazardous Locations
Norway-based Gexcon AS performed various tests to determine whether the EcoQuip equipment blasting process would create a potential ignition in explosive atmospheres
Abrasive Blasting with ARMEX Soda
Soda blasting has been successfully used for a variety of abrasive blasting applications since the 1980's
What is Wet / Vapor Abrasive Blasting
Learn about wet / vapor abrasive blasting and how it's different than other methods, such as dry blasting and wet blasting.
Concrete Surface Prep Part 1: Unsound Concrete
How does the blaster know when he’s achieved the specified surface profile on concrete?
How to Choose the Right Blasting Abrasive
What to consider when selecting abrasive media for wet or dry blasting
Silica Dust and Wet Abrasive Blasting
Innovation in abrasive blasting technology being driven by the need to control silica dust
Curb Masters Nicollet Mall Sidewalk Stencil
Curb Masters uses Graco’s EcoQuip to add stencil design to Nicollet Mall sidewalks in downtown Minneapolis
True Dustless Blasting is a Myth
Know the facts: there is no such thing as dustless or dust-free blasting in surface prep