Top 3 Reasons For Choosing Wet Over Dry Abrasive Blasting

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Man doing wet abrasive blastingWith vapour (or wet) abrasive blasting, you can remove coatings, corrosion, contaminants and residues from hard surfaces easily, quickly and safely. Whilst dry blasting may seem the same as vapour blasting, for the latter, you first moisturise the area requiring blasting. This makes it a more suitable substitute for dry blasting.

Syntech cites some of the top reasons to choose wet abrasive blasting.

Outdoor and Urban Environments

The dry blasting process releases high levels of airborne dust, which forces companies to contain the dust to comply with the rules. Using vapour blasting system is a cheaper and easier way to do away with dust, making it a perfect fit for outdoor and urban environments.

Industrial Areas

Dry blasting has the potential of causing explosions, especially in industrial sectors that harbour flammable gases at any given time, as the process involves emissions of dry sparks carrying static electricity. But with wet blasting, you can help cut the risk because the moisturised environment makes the released sparks cold. This helps avoid static electricity.

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Fragile Surfaces

Wet blasters, as compared to dry blasters, operate at a lower pressure; therefore, helping separate the desired coatings from their substrate without causing any damage to the surface. Wet blasting is best for soft and fragile surfaces, such as wood and antique items. Moisture also downplays the effect of friction, reducing heat production during contact that would have otherwise altered the integrity of that surface’s structure.

Vapour abrasive blasting is a better method of blasting, as it cuts on dust to create a clean and healthy work environment. It also comes with no added costs for containing dust, and the end products have no layers of dust on them. Start looking for a reputable surface finishing company for your projects today.