Various blasting applications such as non-abrasive blasting, surface refinement blasting or shot peening generate a variety of dusts (e. g., metal, aluminum, magnesium, plastics, etc.) from physical abrasion. These dusts must be thoroughly extracted and separated for process-specific reasons, as well as industrial and environmental regulations.
The mingling of blasting material and blasting agents generates multiple dust combinations.
When designing an extraction system it is necessary to take into consideration the dust characteristics, the applicable laws and regulations, as well as the customer's requirements. The increased volume of dust, the dust characteristics (e. g., combustible, explosive, harmful, organic or mineral, dry or oily) or the design of the blast machines, are all influencing factors in the design process.
In addition to the extraction process, it is also necessary to clarify whether the transport of blasting abrasives will have an additional impact.