Shot blasting is used in almost every industry that uses metal including;
The shot blasting process has become an integral part of the metal building industry. Shot blasting removes all rust, mill scale and corrosion, eliminating moisture which is almost always entrapped beneath these corrosion products.
Whilst shot blasting is a common method in the metal industry, it is extremely messy and can even damage the underlying metal. A huge plume of dust will exude from the area and coat everything around it, needing to be washed down with a hose afterward. The process includes the projection of particles at high velocity, which generates heat that can also harm the surface.
Shot blasting can create a significant level of hazardous dust, operators must cover up completely by wearing protective clothing such as;
- Protective suit
- Hearing protection
- Heavy gloves
- A respirator designed to filter the dust.
Increasing numbers of engineers have been looking for a cleaner, safer way to protect metal from rust.
Protectapeel® Anti-Rust is an environmentally-friendly protective coating that can be applied quickly by airless spray or roller. The coating achieves zero flash rust and has protected The HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier and The RRS Sir David Attenborough research vessel through manufacture, storage, transportation and installation.
When required, Protectapeel® Anti-Rust is simply removed by hand peeling, revealing rust-free metal ready for painting. No additional rust removal or cleaning is needed, allowing projects to go ahead.