What equipment do I need for soda blasting?
The equipment necessary for soda blasting includes an air supply with adequate cubic foot per minute (CFM) specifications for nozzle size, hose length and desired blast pressure; an after-cooler (depending on air quality); a moisture separator; a blast pot, hose and nozzle; and, of course, ARMEX blast media.
Can you reuse soda blasting media?
No. You cannot recycle ARMEX. It is considered a one-pass media. Unlike other abrasives ARMEX is extremely friable meaning that it fractures into much smaller particles upon impact.
Can you use sand in a soda blaster?
A soda blast pot’s angle is specially designed to ensure soda blast media flows at the best rate. However, while these enhanced features of a soda blast pot are nice, a regular sandblaster can be used for soda blasting.
How much PSI does a sandblaster need?
Compressor Size and Efficiency You should use a tank with a minimum of 100 PSI for optimum efficiency with any abrasive sandblasting project. If you work with a lower PSI, you’ll add a significant amount of time to your project.
When should a blast nozzle be replaced?
If your blast pot is clearing out way faster than usual and if your nozzle has grown in size, you need to replace your blast nozzle! This is resulting in lower efficiency and using more abrasive. This could actually mean your abrasive is working up to 40% slower.
What is sand blasting nozzle?
Straight Bore sand Blasting Nozzle A high pressurized air enters the left end of a straight bore sandblasting nozzle it accelerates, accelerating the grit particles dissolved in the flow. These grit particles exit the nozzle in a tight stream & create a narrow, intense blasting pattern upon the collision surface.
How many CFM does a sand blaster need?
An air compressor which produces between 10CFM – 20 CFM is ideal for smaller sandblasting tasks. While a compressor which produces between 18CFM to 35 CFM is better for larger jobs where a more powerful experience is needed. While an industrial type of sandblasting needs a CFM of 50 – 100.
Can you use walnut shells in a soda blaster?
Because walnut shell blasting media is derived from walnuts, it is a natural product that is non-toxic and biodegradable. Walnut media does not produce dust, so it is safe for indoor use as well. Also, it has been found not to cause Silicosis, which can occur from using sand or silica products.
Can you soda blast wet?
In dry soda blasting, compressed air blasts soda particles against a surface. By contrast, wet soda blasting uses sodium bicarbonate and pressurized water. Wet blasting, also called “vapor honing,” specifically uses “slurry.” Slurry refers to a mixture of blasting media (such as sodium bicarbonate) and water.
What is the inside diameter of a #8 nozzle?
#8 Nozzle has a 1/2″ orifice (12.7mm)
What are the different types of nozzles used for soda blasting?
There are three different types of nozzles that can be used with soda blasting: bore, venturi and fan. The size of the nozzle bore impacts volume and pressure, and also affects the size of the blast pattern. For each nozzle size increase, expect up to a 10 percent increase in the size of the blast pattern.
How much does nozzle size affect blast pattern?
The size of the nozzle bore impacts volume and pressure, and also affects the size of the blast pattern. For each nozzle size increase, expect up to a 10 percent increase in the size of the blast pattern. But it’s the nozzle’s shape, rather than its orifice size, that has the most impact on the size of the blast pattern.
How does a straight bore nozzle work?
As compressed air enters the converging end of a straight bore nozzle, it speeds up, accelerating the sodium bicarbonate particles and suspending them in the flow. The particles exit the nozzle in a tight stream and produce a concentrated blast pattern upon impact.
What is the pressure between the compressor and the nozzle?
It should be noted that pressure can drop significantly between the compressor and the nozzle, up to one PSI per 50 ft. for a one-inch inner diameter hose. Pressure will also decline with each bend in the hose or change of direction.