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
Surface Prep Standards Explained - SSPC/NACE & ISO 8501
Understanding the ISO 8501 and SSPC/NACE blast cleaning surface prep standards.
True Dustless Blasting is a Myth
Know the facts: there is no such thing as dustless or dust-free blasting in surface prep
Concrete Surface Prep Part 3: Grades of Roughness
How much surface profile is sufficient for various types of concrete coatings and overlays?
Concrete Surface Prep Part 1: Unsound Concrete
How does the blaster know when he’s achieved the specified surface profile on concrete?
Blast Cleaning for Municipalities
Public works departments are utilizing wet blasting / vapor abrasive blasting to clean graffiti, restore weathered monuments, and even remove tough lane markings
Detecting & Identifying Defects in Steel During Surface Preparation
Finding and reporting defects is not only important, but is a good way to distinguish yourself from the competition
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