Does Vapor Blasting Work Using Blastox?
TDJ and Graco worked together to prove the efficacy of using Blastox® in the EcoQuip® vapor blasting system. TDJ provided Graco with a quantity of Blastox® to run a series of tests. Below are their results:
- A pre-test of the Blastox® material was performed by adding water with garnet into a bucket to see if it would harden. The material did NOT harden and seems to settle to the bottom.
- Two (2), Five (5) gallon pails of blended abrasive was loaded into EcoQuip® skid system.
- Media was blasted using a #8 nozzle connected to a 50 ft. 1 1/4″ hose.
- Varying flow rates were tested. 10 cycles per minute of media consumption at 60psi up to 12 cycles per minute at 140psi.
Conclusion: Blastox® blended abrasives are compatible with Graco’s EcoQuip® Vapor Blasting Systems.
- Material should be cleaned out of vapor blasting pot before the end of every 8 hour shift and inspected.
- Follow operating procedures in the service manual for cleaning.
Blastox ® One Step Lead Paint Abatement
Blastox® has been used to successfully stabilize over 150,000,000 square feet of lead based paint. This success is owed to the One Step application of Blastox®. Since its available pre-blended with various media including vapor blasting systems throughout North America, it is ready for application once the blended media reach your job-site for lead paint removal.
It’s been approved by the Federal Highway Administration and as well as most state DOTs. Many industrial engineers specify it by name. Blastox®, as well as other TDJ chemistries is a complex calcium silicate based product.
- One Step Application
- Pre-blended with various media
- Ready to use on site when delivered
- No additional labor
- Used with vapor blasting systems
- Been used successfully over 150,000,000 square feet of lead paint
- After use, waste is tested via TCLP to classify as non-hazardous
- Can dispose as non-hazardous
For more information visit our product page: Blastox One Step Lead Abatement