This section is a guide on what blast pot fittings are subject to wear and tear during operation. Here at Applied, we retain records of all our sales and can help you with whatever part you require. With each purchase of a blast pot, an operational manual is supplied and in this manual is an exploded view of a blast machine previewing all parts used to help our customers locate the specific replacement they require. The parts described in this guide are prone to wear no matter what type of blast system or brand you use.
The part of the blaster that gets worn more so than any other part, is the blast nozzle. It is highly recommended that the orifice of the nozzle be checked regularly daily. Once the orifice wears and becomes too large, the compressor has to work harder to maintain the correct pressure for blasting, therefore causing damage to your compressor and blaster. We stock a range of different nozzles with different sizes for your specific application. We have an advice page on our website which will help you choose the correct size nozzle for the job.
Another prone to wear part of the blasting process is the hosing including the air hose and blast hose. Hosing will become worn and damaged over time. Blast and air hose should be checked weekly for leaks and excessive wear, especially around their couplings. If worn couplings or soft spots on the hosing are found, they should be replaced immediately to reduce risk of injury to the operator. Our blast hose is exceptionally tough and abrasion resistant and can be used with any type or size blasting media.
Blast helmet visors become frosted and pitted frequently during operation due to ricocheting abrasive. Most helmets use a 3 piece design where tear off visors will protect the outer visor and the outer visor protects the inner visor. Tear off visors allow quick visor change for minimal downtime and provide protection to the outer visor maximise visibility. We stock a range of tear off, inner and outer visors for many popular brands of blast helmets.
The respirator airline filter will require replacing at specific intervals to ensure the operator’s blast helmet is supplied with continuous clean air. Airline filters are connected onto the air supply hose to filter moisture, oil and other airborne particles before the air reaches the operators blast helmet. Our range of airline filters will prove exceptional filtering capabilities and also feature a very quick and easy filter replacement technique.