ABS Blast Rooms
Abrasive blast systems are designed around the blast room. Confining abrasive blast operations to a controlled, clean environment enables efficient abrasive recycling. Well designed blast rooms include an amply lit work area, an abrasive reclaim floor that begins the recycling process, an abrasive transport and separation system that removes trash while returning clean abrasive to the blast tank, and a dust collector for keeping the environment clean and contaminant free.
ABS Blast’s™ common sense approach to designing blast rooms begins with understanding the size of the items that will be blasted. The blast room should be large enough to accommodate the largest work piece and provide ample room for the blasters to work. Since blast room size is proportional to dust collector airflow capacity (and the cost of the dust collector), the correct sizing of the room is a key factor in cost effective blast system design.
The next consideration is the anticipated production demand on the operation. High volume production blast operations with multiple blasting work shifts per day will require a full reclaim floor design and a specialized material handling system. Lower volume operations can use one of our partial reclaim systems.
Production volume and work piece handling requirements dictate the blast room configuration selection. High volume rooms will benefit from a flow-through design with overhead monorail or in-floor material handlers. Light to medium volume blast operations can take advantage of more cost conservative in/out designs.
Our high standards for design, material selection and workmanship ensure all of our abrasive blast systems are built-to-last. All of our blast rooms include the following quality features:
- Reinforced structural steel abrasive storage hopper with easy access for cleaning and maintenance
- Highly selective rotary drum + air-wash abrasive separator
- Heavy duty 9? diameter return augers with 3/8? thick flighting
- Gravity fed blast tanks with stop-leak plates to prevent leakage during tank exhaust
- Ten gauge (minimum) steel plate on all abrasive collection assemblies, roof and wall panels