OSHA released its long-awaited proposed rule tackling crystalline silica exposures on Friday (Aug. 23), rolling out a comprehensive regulation that if eventually adopted would cut the permissible exposure limit to 50 micrograms of respirable crystalline silica per cubic meter and take broad measures to limit worker exposures when sandblasting.
GlassBlast is mentioned a few times on the website dustlesssandblasting.com. Dustlesssandblasting.com is a site that promotes vapor abrasive blast equipment for removal and surface preparation industry. GlassBlast is one of the approved medias by EcoQuip for use in their dustless sandblasting units. Because of the economic cost of GlassBlast it is becoming the choice of blast media for owners of vapor abrasive systems. Take the time to become familiar with all the sandblasting alternatives at dustlesssandblasting.com.
In response to our petroleum customers needs, RECM has had GlassBlast tested for exploslosibility. The testing proved that GlassBlast is non-explosive when used as a substitute for sand in sandblasting. Glass as a sandblasting media has a lot of advantages over garnet, cooper slag and coal slags. You can review the test result by visiting the following link: FAI13-0149 Dust Explosibility Screening Test for GlassBlast
The new GlassBlast brochure is now available. The focus of the new brochure is to answer all the questions about using glass for sandblasting. The previous brochure addressed the environmental advantages of using glass for sandblasting and how much better for the environment GlassBlast was than Kleen Blast copper slag. The six panel brochure contains a sample of the recycled glass for sandblasting. If you would like to receive the new GlassBlast brochure contact Rik Gagnon at (855) 291-6996 or Rik@GlassBlast.com
GlassBlast has added a size comparison chart to the technical data tab on the website for sandblasting products. Now you can find how the other products used for sandblasting compare in size to GlassBlast. Listed is Kleen Blast copper slag, Garnet for sandblasting, Coal Slag, Black Beauty coal slag, Green
Diamond, Glass Bead for sandblasting, Silica Sand, Lapis Luster, Starblast, and Sharpshot cooper slag. GlassBlast sizing is listed as fine 46/70, medium 20/46 and course 12/20. The comparison chart then lists the GlassBlast sizing and the closest cross-over.
Some manufactures of sandblasting media like Kleen Blast copper slag, Silica Sand Lapis Luster, Black Beauty coal slag, and Starblast do not have direct cross-overs. In this case the Glass Blast conversion chart has an "N/A" in the spot.
DUSTLESS SANDBLASTING SEMINAR on Thursday March 7 from 9-3:00 at the Gonneville, Inc. facility, 211 Pintoresco, San Clemente CA 92672.
Gonneville Inc, the premiere West Coast distributor of EcoQuip Blast Equipment, will be hosting the seminar. You will walk away knowing the features and benefits of Vapor Abrasive Blast Equipment, environmentally friendly blast media options and disposal of spent media.
GlassBlast owner Rik Gagnonwill present the do's and don'ts of crushed glass usage and Jeff Johnson of US Technology Inc. will discuss when and how to recycle blast media that has been contaminated in the blasting process.
The most anticipated part of the seminar will be the hands-on use of the EcoQuip Blast Equipment. During this part of the seminar attendees will personally be able to try this innovative and eco-friendly method of abrasive blasting. Experience first-hand the future in sandblasting!
Visit dustlesssandblasting.com to sign up for the seminar and to guarantee your spot today!
GlassBlast is in stock and ready for shipment. Please visit www.GlassBlast.com or contact Rik by phone 949-412-0792 or email Rik@GlassBlast.com for more information on how you can save dollars on your blast media.
Dustless sandblasting using an inert, environmentally friendly product will not only save a contractor thousands of dollars on a project but will also make for a much safer job site.
When sandblasting in an open space that requires a containment envelope to protect the surrounding area, the challenges are immense. You have challenges with what to use and how to keep it in place with creating a negative air situation. If you could eliminate the dust and use a blast media that contains no heavy metals or free crystalline silica dust then you would reduce much of the pre-blasting preparation.
By using EcoQuip™ Vapor Abrasive Blast Equipment along with GlassBlast™, in most cases there is no need for a containment envelope, clean-up is minimal, and disposal of hazardous materials sometimes eliminated. Remarkably, the blasting process takes no longer than conventional systems! In addition, you end up using much less blast media to achieve the same results.
If you are currently involved in or bidding a project requiring dust containment and disposal, increase your profits by researching the EcoQuip™ and GlassBlast™ advantage.
EcoQuip™Equipment is offered for rental or purchase and GlassBlast™ is readily available. For a quick video on dustless blasting and more information on EcoQuip™, please go to www.ecoquip.com.
For information regarding GlassBlast™ and recycled glass sandblasting alternatives, see www.glassblast.com or contact Rik at Rik@glassblast.com
GlassBlast is now a proud member of the U.S. Green Building Council. USGBC is a non-profit organization dedicated to sustainable building design and construction. Our goal is to promote all products that are environmentally friendly and to develop relationships with other companies with like visions. The acceptance of GlassBlast into the council was very positive and we look forward to being involved with LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) discussions moving forward.
Third party evaluations confirmed what we already knew, GlassBlast outperforms garnet! In side-by-side comparisons conducted by a major refinery, GlassBlast was equal or superior in each test. As documentation and certification are completed, details of the evaluations will be made public and will soon be posted here.
GlassBlast received CARB approval Monday January 23rd. It was perfect timing due to the fact GlassBlast was being shown for the first time at a trade show the World of Concrete, Las Vegas, Nevada.
The interest in the glass blast media was exceptional. Most contractors said they were looking for a environmentally friendly product to replace the slags without spending a lot more money.
The glass sandblasting product was being used at the EcoQuip booth. The EcoQuip sand blasting equipment is a wet blasting system that is a game changer when it comes to sandblasting.