EcoQuip 2 Products Troubleshooting Advice

We do our best to answer your product-related questions in an informative and easy-to-understand manner. Below are several frequently asked questions from our customers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Disengage the Emergency Stop.

  • Make sure the air compressor is capable of supplying the minimum air flow requirement for your system (see technical specifications in the manual).
  • Make sure the air inlet pressure gauge reads 100-175 psi (6.8-12 Bar, 0.68-1.2 MPa).
  • If the gauge does not read 100-175 psi, check the air compressor for proper setup.
  • Make sure the air inlet filters are clean, and replace if necessary.
  • Systems with water tanks:
    • Make sure the water tank is full and the inlet ball valve is open.
    • Clean or replace water inlet filter if necessary.
    • Make sure all fittings connections are tight.
  • Systems with pressurized supply connection:
    • Ensure water supply connection is connected and pressurized.
    • Check that water supply meets appropriate pressure and flow requirements (see setting up the equipment in the manual).
    • Ensure all fitting connections are tight.
    • Check inlet water pressure regulator for proper flow direction installation.
    • Check inlet water pressure regulator screen filter for debris, clean if possible.
    • Replace regulator if no flow can be passed through regulator.
  • Disengage the blast control switch. Adjust the pump inlet air pressure regulator until the pump air pressure regulator gauge reads 100 psi (6.9 Bar, 0.69 MPa).
  • If you are unable to attain this setting, check the air inlet filters and make sure the supply air pressure is greater than or equal to 100 psi.
  • If the above steps do not resolve the issue, replace the pump air pressure regulator.
  • Rotate 3-way selector valve to OFF position.
  • Open rinse valve and ensure pump cycles, and water flows from rinse hose.
  • Close rinse valve and verify that pump stalls.
  • If pump continues to creep or will not prime, refer to manual 333397 for pump service.
  • Make sure the pop-up is clean and free of debris in the o-ring sealing area.
  • Check for proper pop-up alignment in the closed position (there should be no gaps between the o-ring and the pop-up).
  • Remove the o-ring and make sure the o-ring gland is clear of debris.
  • Replace the o-ring and/or pop-up if worn.
  • Adjust the water pressure regulator until the pot pressure gauge reads 185 psi (12.75 Bar, 1.275 MPa).
  • If this adjustment is not possible, service the water pressure regulator (see manual 309474).
  • When you have finished blasting, perform wash until all of the abrasive is flushed from the blast hose.
  • Turn the selector valve to OFF, and with the abrasive ball valve closed, continue to blast until water is cleared from the hose.
    • This is to dry the inside of the hose for storage.
  • Perform pressure relief procedure in the manual.
  • With the pot pressurized and the abrasive ball valve closed, engage the blast control switch and check to make sure the pump is stalled.
  • If the pump rod is creeping, replace the abrasive ball valve.
  • With the pot pressurized and the abrasive ball valve open, check to make sure the pump is stalled.
  • If the pump rod is creeping, replace the pinch hose.
  • Adjust the water pressure regulator to 185 psi (12.75 Bar, 1.275 MPa).
  • If this adjustment is not possible, service the water pressure regulator (see manual 309474).
  • Replace the pressure relief valve if weeping occurs at or below 185 psi (12.75 Bar, 1.275 MPa).
  • Adjust the blast regulator to the desired pressure while the blast control is engaged.
  • Check for leaks along the tube and at the connection points (see tubing schematic in the manual for more detail).
  • Clean or replace the adjustable blast air regulator.
  • Disassemble the main air regulator and inspect components.
  • Replace or repair parts as necessary.
  • Disengage the Emergency Stop.
  • Make sure the air compressor is capable of supplying the minimum air flow requirement for your system (see technical specifications in the manual).
  • Make sure the air inlet pressure gauge reads 100-175 psi (6.8-12 Bar, 0.68-1.2 MPa).
  • If the gauge does not read 100-175 psi, check the air compressor for proper setup.
  • Make sure the air inlet filters are clean, and replace if necessary.
  • Ensure proper 12V DC supply is connected, and at full charge.
  • Inspect cable for damaged or open wiring.
  • Check 3A fuse and replace if necessary.
  • Check for continuity through connectors on the control box and all external cables.
  • Check continuity thought the electric blast control switch (the switch is normally open).
  • If all above items are functional, replace the 4-way solenoid valve.
  • Actuate the blast control switch and check for proper spool valve actuation in the 4-way valve.
  • If no actuation occurs, check the blast control switch and twin-line by disconnecting the yellow tube at the enclosure male quick disconnect and engage the control switch.
    • If no air comes from the fitting, check the pneumatic blast control filter.
  • If the filter is clean, check for signal air at the blast control switch.
    • Replace the pneumatic blast control switch if signal air does not pass through the valve when the handle is depressed.
  • If the switch is functioning, make sure the yellow tubing inside the control box is properly connected and is clear of obstructions.
  • If the tubing is clean and connected, replace the 4-way solenoid valve.
  • Fill the water tank with fresh water only, then open the inlet ball valve.
  • Close the rinse ball valve and abrasive ball valve. Close the water dose meter if equipped.
  • Turn the selector valve to OFF.
  • Disengage the Emergency Stop.
    • The water pump will not work unless the Emergency Stop is disengaged.
  • Align the pop-up handle with the pin slot, and then firmly push and turn the handle 90 degrees after the pin is below the bracket slot. Proper engagement of the pin will hold the pop-up down until it is released.
  • Open the pot dump valve.
  • Add 10 gallons (30 liters) of fresh water to the pot. Add abrasive material (see technical specifications in manual for capacity information).
  • Close the pot dump valve.
  • Use a garden hose or the rinse hose to wash the abrasive into the pot and clear any abrasive from the pop-up and gasket,
    • Make sure water is above the pop-up seal and the pop-up seal is closed. Failure to do so before pressurizing the pot can result in serious injury to the operator.
  • When the water level is above the pop-up gasket, rotate the handle to release the pop-up pin.
  • Turn the selector valve to BLAST.
  • Enagage the blast control switch and set the blast air pressure to a maximum of 175 psi (12.06 Bar, 1.26 MPa).
  • Open the abrasive ball valve.
  • The optimal set point of the abrasive metering valve and corresponding MediaTrak CPM value varies significantly depending on application and user desired performance. The General Application Guides in the manual describe the generally accepted range of CPM set points based on the substrate and blast pressure set point. The grey highlighted area illustrates the typical range of blast pressure set points and their corresponding CPM set points for that substrate.
  • To find the recommended CPM set point, select the table that most closely matches the substrate that is to be blasted. Determine the blast pressure set point based on the media that is being used, and the desired surface profile to be achieved. Then, use the corresponding lines on the chart to select the appropriate CPM set point.
  • For inexperienced users, select a blast pressure near the low end of the highlighted range. Increase blast pressure and CPM until the desired profile and removal rate are achieved.
  • Close the abrasive ball valve.
  • Turn the selector valve to OFF.
  • Open the pot dump valve to drain water from the pot.
    • Be prepared to capture the water that will be drained from the pot. All disposals must comply with national, state and local regulations.
  • Engage the pop-up pin by compressing the spring and turning the handle 90 degrees to hold the pop-up in the open position.
  • Add the abrasive (see technical specifications in the manual for capacity information).
  • Close the pot dump valve.
  • Use a garden hose or the rinse hose to wash the abrasive into the put and clear any abrasive from the pop-up and gasket.
    • Make sure the water is above the pop-up seal and the pop-up seal is closed. Failure to do so before pressurizing the pot can result in serious injury to the operator.
  • When the water level is above the pop-up gasket, rotate the handle to release the pop-up pin.
  • Turn the selector valve to BLAST.
  • Engage the blast control switch and set the blast air pressure to a maximum of 175 psi (12.06 Bar, 1.206 MPa).
  • Open the abrasive ball valve.
  • Engage the blast control switch and check for actuation of the pinch valve. If there is no actuation, disconnect the orange tubing at the pinch valve.
    • If the pinch valve opens and source air is coming from the orange tubing, confirm the tubing is correctly routed.
    • If the pinch valve does not open, replace it.
    • If the pinch valve opens and there is no source air coming from the tubing, inspect mufflers on the 4-way valve for debris.
    • If debris is not present, clean or replace the 4-way valve.
  • Follow the draining the pot procedure, followed by the pressure relief procedure outlined in the manual.
  • With the abrasive hose disconnected, inspect the interior of the pinch hose for obstructions or debris and replace if necessary.
  • Remove the tri-clamp from the bottom of the pot. Inspect the bottom of the pot and the abrasive hose for obstructions or debris.
  • With the blast control disengaged, allow the pot to pressurize and wait for the pump to stall. If the pot pressure gauge does not reach 185 psi (12.75 Bar, 1.275 MPa) see the "Unable to fill or pressurize the pot with water" problem listed above.
  • If the blast pressure gauge reads 160 psi (11.03 Bar, 1.103 MPa) or greater, it may not be possible to achieve greater than 15 CPM on the MediaTrak. This is more common with fine mesh abrasive usage. Decrease the blast pressure to 100 psi (6.9 Bar, 0.69 MPa) to see if CPM can be increased.
  • Make sure the compressor is capable of supplying the minimum air flow requirement for your system (see technical specifications in the manual).
  • Make sure the air inlet pressure gauge reads 100-175 psi (6.8-12 Bar, 0.68-1.2 MPa).
  • If the gauge does not read 100-175 psi, check the air compressor for proper setup.
  • Disassemble the main air regulator and check for obstructions.
  • Replace or repair parts as necessary.
  • Unplug the hose cable at the control box.
    • If the blast stops, inspect the hose cable for shorted wiring.
    • Check continuity through the electric blast control switch (the switch is normally open).
    • Check for continuity across the connectors of the recessed plugs on the control box (there should be no continuity).
  • If all above items are functional, replace the 4-way solenoid valve.
  • Engage the Emergency Stop.
  • If blasting stops, check the blast control switch by disconnecting the yellow tube at the enclosure male quick disconnect.
    • There should be no air signal unless you engage the blast control switch.
  • If the switch is functioning, remove the exhaust mufflers from the 4-way and check for debris, clean ports, and replace the mufflers if necessary.
  • If all above items are functional, replace the 4-way solenoid valve.
  • Make sure the compressor meets minimum flow requirements and is operating properly.
  • See the manual for more information of flow requirements.
  • Disassemble the main air regulator and check for obstructions.
  • Replace or repair parts as necessary.
  • Ensure proper 12V DC supply is connected, and at full charge.
  • Inspect cable for damaged or open wiring.
  • Check 3A fuse and replace if necessary.
  • Check for continuity through connectors on the control box and all external cables.
  • Check continuity thought the electric blast control switch (the switch is normally open).
  • If all above items are functional, replace the 4-way solenoid valve.
  • Actuate the blast control switch and check for proper spool valve actuation in the 4-way valve.
  • If no actuation occurs, check the blast control switch and twin-line by disconnecting the yellow tube at the enclosure male quick disconnect and engage the control switch.
    • If no air comes from the fitting, check the pneumatic blast control filter.
  • If the filter is clean, check for signal air at the blast control switch.
    • Replace the pneumatic blast control switch if signal air does not pass through the valve when the handle is depressed.
  • If the switch is functioning, make sure the yellow tubing inside the control box is properly connected and is clear of obstructions.
  • If the tubing is clean and connected, replace the 4-way solenoid valve.
  • Make sure the air compressor is capable of supplying the minimum air flow requirement for your system (see technical specifications in the manual).
  • Make sure the air inlet pressure gauge reads 100-175 psi (6.8-12 Bar, 0.68-1.2 MPa).
  • If the gauge does not read 100-175 psi, check the air compressor for proper setup.
  • Make sure the air inlet filters are clean, and replace if necessary.
  • When you have finished blasting, perform wash until all of the abrasive is flushed from the blast hose.
  • Turn the selector valve to OFF, and with the abrasive ball valve closed, continue to blast until water is cleared from the hose. This is to dry the inside of the hose for storage.
  • Perform the pressure relief procedure in the manual.

Outlined in manual 3A3489

  • The optimal set point of the abrasive metering valve and corresponding MediaTrak CPM value varies significantly depending on application and user desired performance. The General Application Guides in the manual describe the generally accepted range of CPM set points based on the substrate and blast pressure set point. The grey highlighted area illustrates the typical range of blast pressure set points and their corresponding CPM set points for that substrate.
  • To find the recommended CPM set point, select the table that most closely matches the substrate that is to be blasted. Determine the blast pressure set point based on the media that is being used, and the desired surface profile to be achieved. Then, use the corresponding lines on the chart to select the appropriate CPM set point.
  • For inexperienced users, select a blast pressure near the low end of the highlighted range. Increase blast pressure and CPM until the desired profile and removal rate are achieved.
  • Close the abrasive ball valve.
  • Turn the selector valve to OFF.
  • Open the pot dump valve to drain water from the pot.
    • Be prepared to capture the water that will be drained from the pot. All disposals must comply with national, state and local regulations.
  • Engage the pop-up pin by compressing the spring and turning the handle 90 degrees to hold the pop-up in the open position.
  • Add the abrasive (see technical specifications in the manual for capacity information).
  • Close the pot dump valve.
  • Use a garden hose or the rinse hose to wash the abrasive into the put and clear any abrasive from the pop-up and gasket.
    • Make sure the water is above the pop-up seal and the pop-up seal is closed. Failure to do so before pressurizing the pot can result in serious injury to the operator.
  • When the water level is above the pop-up gasket, rotate the handle to release the pop-up pin.
  • Turn the selector valve to BLAST.
  • Engage the blast control switch and set the blast air pressure to a maximum of 175 psi (12.06 Bar, 1.206 MPa).
  • Open the abrasive ball valve.
  • Remove the nozzle and inspect for blockage, buildup or damage.
  • Replace if necessary.
  • Verify size of nozzle is not too small for application.
  • Follow the draining the pot procedure, followed by the pressure relief procedure outlined in the manual.
  • With the abrasive hose disconnected, inspect the interior of the pinch hose for obstructions or debris and replace if necessary.
  • Remove the tri-clamp from the bottom of the pot. Inspect the bottom of the pot and the abrasive hose for obstructions or debris.
  • The water dose meter is a feature used on EcoQuip2 Elite models only. There is an upgrade kit for non-elite models. This feature allows the user to adjust how wet the blast will be during operation.
  • Follow steps 1-11 of setting up the equipment listed below:
    • Fill the water tank with fresh water only, then open the inlet ball valve.
    • Close the rinse ball valve and abrasive ball valve. Close the water dose meter if equipped.
    • Turn the selector valve to OFF.
    • Disengage the Emergency Stop.
      • The water pump will not work unless the Emergency Stop is disengaged.
    • Align the pop-up handle with the pin slot, and then firmly push and turn the handle 90 degrees after the pin is below the bracket slot. Proper engagement of the pin will hold the pop-up down until it is released.
    • Open the pot dump valve.
    • Add 10 gallons (30 liters) of fresh water to the pot. Add abrasive material (see technical specifications in manual for capacity information).
    • Close the pot dump valve.
    • Use a garden hose or the rinse hose to wash the abrasive into the pot and clear any abrasive from the pop-up and gasket.
      • Make sure water is above the pop-up seal and the pop-up seal is closed. Failure to do so before pressurizing the pot can result in serious injury to the operator.
    • When the water level is above the pop-up gasket, rotate the handle to release the pop-up pin.
    • Turn the selector valve to BLAST.
  • Adjust the water dose valve to adjust how wet the blast will be during operation.
    • Enagage the blast control switch and set the blast air pressure to a maximum of 175 psi (12.06 Bar, 1.26 MPa).
    • Open the abrasive ball valve.
  • Decrease the blast pressure and re-evaluate the dust levels.
  • Try using a coarser or harder abrasive if possible.
  • Close the water dose valve.
  • If possible use at least 20 mesh abrasive material.
  • Otherwise decrease the CPM set point until the pattern improves.

Outlined in manual 3A3489

  • The optimal set point of the abrasive metering valve and corresponding MediaTrak CPM value varies significantly depending on application and user desired performance. The General Application Guides in the manual describe the generally accepted range of CPM set points based on the substrate and blast pressure set point. The grey highlighted area illustrates the typical range of blast pressure set points and their corresponding CPM set points for that substrate.
  • To find the recommended CPM set point, select the table that most closely matches the substrate that is to be blasted. Determine the blast pressure set point based on the media that is being used, and the desired surface profile to be achieved. Then, use the corresponding lines on the chart to select the appropriate CPM set point.
  • For inexperienced users, select a blast pressure near the low end of the highlighted range. Increase blast pressure and CPM until the desired profile and removal rate are achieved.
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