Blasting is the operation of forcibly propelling a stream of abrasive material against a surface under high pressure to smooth a rough surface, roughen a smooth surface, shape a surface, or remove surface contaminants. A pressurized fluid, typically compressed air, or a centrifugal wheel is used to propel the blasting material (often called the media).
There are several variants of the process, using various media; some are highly abrasive, whereas others are milder. The most abrasive are shot blasting (with metal shot) and sandblasting (with sand). Moderately abrasive variants include glass bead blasting (with glass beads) and media blasting with ground-up plastic stock or walnut shells and corncobs. A mild version is soda-blasting (with baking soda). In addition, there are alternatives that are barely abrasive or nonabrasive, such as ice blasting and dry-ice blasting.
The Rose Corporation has one of the East Coast’s largest state-of-the-art industrial blasting and painting facilities. It is specially designed to handle oversized components and large equipment perfect for the large-scale industrial components we fabricate.
Our Industrial Blasting and Painting facility features:
- Fully EPA compliant five-bay 10,000 sq. ft. facility contains storage space for up to six 40 ft. yard trailers
- Blast and paint units, each one 25 ft. wide by 20 ft. high by 60 ft. long
- Dual-media blasting, steel grit, or crushed glass, to SSPC standards. Other blast media could be used upon request
- Customer specified coatings including primer, enamel, epoxy and high-temperature paints applied
- Cross-draft, heated spray booth, offering applications for high-quality industrial coatings
- SSPC Trained and Certified Paint Specialist
- Paint inspection includes blast profile and dry film thickness measurements in accordance with SSPC standards