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Procedures On Sand Blasting A process wherein a fine granular sand is applied using high pressure against a rough surface to make it smooth is called sand blasting, or commonly known as “abrasive blasting”. In this process the abrasive material is propelled, either with a liquid or a gas (typically pressurized air) through a nozzle onto an uneven surface with the intent of evening it out. Sand blasting is being applied on different surfaces in order to make it smooth, before the application of paint. This sort of blasting can be done in a number of ways depending upon the results desired. The most commonly known process is a portable device which is sprayed on a large surface. If this method is used than the operator of the blaster should take precautions, such as not working in a confined area or wearing personal protective equipment, commonly known as PPE. Some methods (such as wetblasting, or sand blasting using water) negate the risk of airborne contaminants, but pose another risk in the form of wastewater. There are also other materials like silica sand which is highly recommended to keep the risk down. There are also other methods of sand blasting, to name on, it is the containment blasting. This is quite different from other procedures since the material that needs to be smoothed will be placed in an enclosed area where before recycling it, it will be blasted by sand. The risk of weather conditions impacting the smoothing process is one of the benefits of this procedure, another is by reducing the risk of exposure to the operator. However, the vacuum blasting is also known to be an alternative. A process wherein it blasts and recovers the abrasives both for recycling and making the area clean for contaminants is known as the vacuum blasting.
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However, whatever method the operator will use, he still needs to do extra precautions and he still needs to follow instructions rigorously and to the latter. This is something that is sometimes ignored in the rush to get a job done and should be reviewed on a regular basis so as not to let safety slack.
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Sand blasting can work wonders in evening out an uneven surface, but poses risks if not done properly. It is really a must that operators should take extra hazards and must be mindful of the risk that can happen if the tools will not be used properly. If safety guidelines will not be followed accordingly, the operator might experience long and short term diseases like lung problems. But if done properly it is a great tool to speed up an otherwise time consuming job.