QList blast cleaning surface. Give a comparism of blasting grades to SSPC, BS 7079, BS 4232 and NACE?ASA. 1 – Light Blast cleaningWhen viewed without magnification, the surface shall be free from visible oil, grease, dirt and from poorly adhering millscale.SA 2 – Thorough Blast cleaningWhen viewed without magnification, the surface shall be free from oil, grease, dirt and from most of the millscale, rust, paint coating and foreign matter. Any residual contamination shall be firmlyadhering.SA 2 ½ - Very thorough blast cleaning.When viewed without magnification, the surface shall be free from visible oil, grease, dirt and frommillscale, rust, paint coatings and foreign matters. Any remaining traces of contamination shallshow only as light stains in the form of spots and strips.SA 3 – Blast cleaning to visually clean steel.When viewed without magnification, the surface shall be free from visible oil, grease, dirt and shall be free from millscale, rust, paint coatings and foreign matter. It shall have a uniform metalliccolour.
Comparison of Blasting Grades
SSPCBS – 7079BS - 4232NACEWhite metal (SP 5)SA 3Ist QltyGrade 1 Near white metal (SP 10)SA 2 ½2
qltyGrade 2Commercial finishSA 23
qltyGrade 3Light blast & Brush offSA 1N/AGrade 4QWhat factor influence how clean and how rough the surface becomes after blast cleaning?AThe cleanliness of the steel surface and its amplitude are governed by the abrasive characteristicsand human factors as follows:ABRASIVE HUMAN FACTORSSize SpeedShape AngleDensity DistanceHardness TimeQGive the essential requirements for abrasive blasting?AThe equipment required including safety features as follows:Compressor – providing air supply – 100 psiPressurised pot – containing abrasiveLiquid separator i.e. moisture filter Carbon impregnated hoses & external couplingDeadmans handle for direct operator controlBlasting nozzle (ventori shaped)Personnel equipment – Airfilled helmet, ear defender, boots, gloves & leather apron.