Sandblasting, the technique that uses abrasive particles with compressed air to blast a surface is not void of any hazards. As mentioned by safety equipment suppliers in Dubai, the process has its fair share of risks. Anyone considering conducting the procedure must first equip themselves with the safety measures.
We have a complete range of quality sand blasting equipment in Dubai with every product the industrial abrasive blasting and coating industry requires. Our inspection equipment and kits like Elcometer – salt contamination testing meter, Coating thickness measuring gauge, Magnetic thermometer - to detect the surface temperature of steel and other materials undergoing cleaning, Hygrometer – a moisture content testing machines and much more are used for testing different blast profiles, contamination and other critical factors in sandblasting process.
We ensure that the sound levels and the degree of vision impairment of the sandblasting process are checked before the operation. It helps in choosing the safety devices for the workers.
Sandblasting leads to accumulation of dust that can create fatalities to the workers. Sometimes dense dust clouds can also force to shut down the operation due to less visibility. Hence it is crucial to develop a well-ventilated arena for the procedure. However, the area should be set in a way that dust can be collected without it contaminating the environment.
The safety and comfort of the blaster is of great importance – the Speed Blast range of personal protection equipment ensures that a tough job is made a little bit easier and can be conducted in the safest manner.
The remnants of sandblasting operations can be fatal to humans. The toxic lead, cadmium, copper, iron, silica, nickel, aluminum and many other dangerous particles can cause vision impairment and breathing difficulties in an individual. The sandblasting companies operate on oil extraction machines that can release arsenic, lead, manganese, beryllium, amorphous silica etc. that when entering the human system can cause several fatalities.
Proper coverall kits that include shot blasting helmets, Nova helmets, NV3-000 Nova 3 shot blast helmets, gloves, Dust masks, blasting nozzle with aluminum jacket, designed to create a wide blast pattern and boots should be provided to save the workers from hazardous particles entering their system. The workers should also wear the standard air-breathing respiratory masks - soft and durable folding silicone half mask with variant sizes that should not be removed until the air is completely clear. The safety equipment should be provided to workers and to those who are close by to the area. Abrasive blasting creates high levels of noise that can cause substantial hearing loss. To safeguard the ears, workers should also have adequate hearing protectors.
Glass beads, plastic, silica carbide, aluminum oxide, steel shot, steel grit, walnut shells etc. are a few abrasives used in the sandblasting procedure. A few of them are recyclable while the others are not. In the same way, some of them are less hazardous to the environment when compared to others. When choosing the blast media, take into consideration the surface and also the environment.
Sandblasting is a procedure that needs lots of skill. For a newbie, it will become difficult to cope with the complexity of the process. Hence safety equipment suppliers always opt for well-trained workers. The companies should keep in mind to only allow those who can work in this dangerous environment with the proper kit for safety.
Contact us your trusted safety equipment supplier in Dubai for the sandblasting needs and get your speedy and meticulous results without any delay.