Accession Number : ADA176905


Title :   Plastic Media Blasting Data Gathering Study


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul-Oct 1986


Corporate Author : NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a176905.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1986


Pagination or Media Count : 73


Abstract : Plastic Media Blasting (PMB) is proving to be a cost effective method of paint removal with many benefits. Economic savings may reach 50 percent of chemical stripping costs, while hazardous waste volumes can be reduced by up to 90 percent. This task gathered data in five areas: chemical stripping, equipment and facilities, economics, safety and health, and surface effects. The Chemical Stripping section details cost breakdowns for chemical stripping. The Equipment and Facilities section describes existing facilities; needed blasting and media recovery equipment; different types of media; and media disposal. The Economics section gives two examples of economic analyses conducted for the blast booth at Hill Air Force Base. The Safety section discusses the safety and health risks associated with PMB such as explosion, dust irritation and toxicity, and identifies the appropriate OHSA and ANSI safety standards. The Surface Effects section identifies possible damage and crack closure effects, and identifies materials that have been safely blasted.


Descriptors :   *PLASTICS , *PAINT REMOVERS , *STRIP COATINGS , CLOSURES , RECOVERY , ECONOMIC ANALYSIS , ECONOMICS , CHEMICALS , HEALTH , CRACKS , FACILITIES , EXPLOSIONS , COSTS , DUST , SURFACE PROPERTIES , SAFETY , AIR FORCE FACILITIES , DISPOSAL , SAVINGS , BLAST , HAZARDOUS MATERIALS , IRRITATION


Subject Categories : Solvents, Cleaners, and Abrasives


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE