Blast Rooms Made to Last
Alexander Industrial Sales understands that at the heart of any robust abrasive blast facility is the clean and controlled environment of a properly designed blast room. This not only satisfies a variety of safety and environmental concerns, but also provides an efficient means to increase productivity and decrease overall operating costs. Responsible and economical abrasive airblast cleaning that is conscious of both safety and production standards can represent a monumental challenge to any company looking for professional sandblasting type services. Confining airblast operations to an enclosed room mitigates pressures from neighboring industries as well as the EPA and makes inclement weather a virtual non-issue. This drastically reduces equipment downtime and improves the blast operators’ working conditions.
A properly engineered blast room is also an important factor in guaranteeing consistent finishing results. Details such as an adequately illuminated and ventilated workspace, abrasive reclaim and recovery systems, and dust collection promote maximum safety and productivity. As blast media and equipment are kept within a blast chamber that can be sealed off from the rest of the work environment, uncontrolled variables such as drafts and cross contamination are eliminated. Designed to house blasting equipment and safely permit 360-degree blasting, blast rooms provide an efficient finishing and cleaning solution for all your applicable parts, components, and surfaces.
The benefits of blast rooms are clear—but not all blast rooms are created equal. The quality of a blast room’s design and construction is essential to ensuring durability and long-term productivity. At Alexander Industrial Sales, our rugged blast room designs, range of airblast abrasive recovery systems, and carefully engineered ventilation systems have established our product line as the equipment of choice for metal manufacturing companies throughout the Northeastern United States. When it comes to blast rooms, don’t take any chances. Choose the experts at Alexander Industrial Sales and let us show you how blast room technology can improve your bottom line.
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The experienced team at Alexander Industrial specializes in developing customized blast rooms that are tailored to both your specific manufacturing and dimensional requirements. Our reputation for consistently providing blast rooms, blast booths, and blast cabinets of the highest quality is a result of our years of dedication to meeting and exceeding customer expectations. We understand that each blast room is unique and requires its own specific engineering and design. Our solution-oriented engineers will work with you to create a blast room that is not only efficient and productive, but safe as well.
Whether you need an altogether new system, a used system, or to refurbish your current sandblasting system, we have the parts and equipment for all of your de-burring, rust or paint removal, de-flashing, shot peening, and abrasive blast applications. As an authorized Independent Distributor for Goff abrasive direct drive blast equipment, parts and service, our blast rooms are constructed from only the highest quality materials. Goff, Inc. has been manufacturing blast cleaning and surface preparation equipment since 1973, and their extensive product line of airblast equipment is known worldwide for its durability and longevity. From abrasive blast media to blast cabinets, we offer only the best components available. This ensures lasting performance and reliability, even in the most demanding environments.
At Alexander International, we pride ourselves on our ability to think outside the box and engineer blast rooms that meet the specific needs of our customers. Experienced in all aspects of blast room design, construction, and installation, our team of engineers is always up for a challenge. If you can think it, we can build it.
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In the Words of Our Clients
At Alexander Industrial, your increased productivity is our success story, but you don’t have to take our word for it. Discover here what our satisfied clients have to say about their experience working with us to solve their sandblasting challenges.
Amos Noach, President Lamothermic Corp.
Blast Room Basics: System Components
Abrasive blasting is the process of forcibly propelling a stream of abrasive media against a surface under extreme pressure to smooth, clean, or even remove the surface. Done using compressed air, the operation is commonly referred to as sandblasting and is used for many operations such as paint removal or preparation. Depending on the application of your blasting requirements, blast rooms or blast cabinets may be necessary. While the terms seem synonymous due to their functionality, there are certain aspects that set blast rooms apart from blast cabinets. Essentially, blast rooms are a much larger version of a blast cabinet. Blast rooms range in size from a relatively small single operator booth to massive enclosures capable of housing extremely large objects such as rail cars and aircraft. While specific applications may require the use of different airblast equipment, several key components can be found in blast rooms from Alexander Industrial:
Designed to protect the blast operator, the blast media, and the surrounding area from errant debris, the blast enclosure is typically made of steel-reinforced concrete or block. The blast enclosure can be a standalone structure or an integral part of the blast room’s design. Determining the right enclosure for your blasting needs is dependent upon a variety of factors. Your blast enclosure must be large enough to accommodate the largest object you are trying to blast as well as provide adequate space for operators to work. Enclosures must also be able to provide ample and durable lighting to ensure proper visibility and performance. Our blast rooms are equipped with rugged and dependable halide light fixtures to optimize blast visibility and promote operator safety.
Another factor to consider when planning your enclosure is how personnel and blasting objects will enter and exit the blast room. Most blast rooms are typically outfitted with heavy-hinged doors that can be slow to fit and consume valuable facility real estate when swung open—a standard 16’ wide door can actually take up an additional 135 square feet. At Alexander Industrial, our innovative and space saving blast enclosure roller doors completely eradicate the need for hinged doors and allow you to recover once unproductive workspaces. Roller doors were formerly written off as a solution for blast rooms because abrasive particles damaged the mechanisms. To protect these moving components, our new space-saving roller doors are covered with a blast proof fabric that absorbs abrasive impact. Roller door innovation is just one of the prime examples of the rugged airblast ingenuity you’ll find at Alexander Industrial.
The blasting system (known as the abrasive blast pot) provides the actual abrasive blasting capability for blast rooms. Essentially the blast pot is a pressurized vessel that combines compressed air with the abrasive media. Once the air and abrasive are combined, this high-pressure mixture is supplied through a blast hose where it is then accelerated through the opposite end nozzle. Blast pots can vary widely in terms of capacity and blasting time; choosing the blast pot that is best for your blast room will depend on a variety of factors such as the size of your blast facility, blast media type, production requirements, and desired blast pattern.
In simplest terms, the amount of abrasive your pot contains will determine the length of time that you are able to blast. Most blast rooms require a blast pot capacity of 6.5 or 10 cubic feet, but if extra capacity is necessary, 120 and 160 cubic feet blast pots are available. Once you contact our consulting team, we will help you determine the blast pot size that is best for your blast unit.
As a rule, blast pots should be replaced every five years to ensure safety and peak performance. Because blast pots are such an important component of blast rooms, it is essential that only trained professionals perform maintenance and repairs. Our team of highly skilled technicians has the experience and the know-how to keep your blast pot operating at its best, and our parts department can provide replacement parts for all major blast pot components. From nozzles to valves and everything in between, we have the blast pot parts you need to keep your blast facility operational.
One of the greatest advantages to confined blasting is the ability to reuse the blasting media; that’s what makes the selection of the proper reclaim and recovery systems so essential. Alexander Industrial offers both pneumatic and mechanical recovery systems as well as a variety of airblast abrasive reclaim floor options, depending on the application and abrasive required for your sandblasting needs.
Whether it’s a simple sweep or shovel in a pneumatic system or a more complex full floor reclaim, the abrasive reclaim system is a component of blast rooms that can save you time and money. With a highly efficient abrasive media recycling system, your operation will run faster and cost less as it lowers material purchase costs while simultaneously lowering material disposal costs. As an added bonus, abrasive media reclaim systems allow for the automation of blast media recovery, which can save labor hours and drastically increase your return on your initial blast facility investment. As a basic rule, the more floor space that is occupied by the reclaim system, the less manual labor is required. At Alexander Industrial, we provide a wide selection of reclaimed floor designs and room layouts that are suited to our customers’ economic and production needs.
Responsible for separating the reusable airblast abrasive media from dust and debris (such as removed paint and rust) and unusable abrasive, proper media recovery is essential for the efficient reusability of the abrasive. Pneumatic recovery systems are generally the appropriate choice for light to medium production facilities which utilize lightweight abrasives such as glass beads, aluminum oxides, and plastic media. These systems move used media through the system ductwork using high pressure vacuum and typically have a smaller footprint than mechanical systems. Depending on your airblast requirements, recovery channels can be installed above the floor or into the floor itself. Pneumatic recovery systems are also typically less expensive to operate and maintain than their mechanical counterparts. For larger production blast facilities utilizing heavier airblast abrasives such as steel shot and grit, mechanical recovery systems are the way to go. These heavy-duty systems use lift buckets and augers to physically convey used abrasive media from the blast room to the recovery system.
The dust collection system is a critical component of blast rooms because it ventilates and moves dust out of the booth. This process maintains visibility and filters airborne dust produced in the recovery process. Dust collectors are typically located outside of the blast unit, and they use a series of air filters to capture blast debris before it can escape into the work environment.
To work best, dust collection systems must be appropriately sized for the blast unit they are filtering. Improper sizing can negatively affect both productivity and operating costs. To find the right sized dust collector, you will need to know the blast room’s CFM requirement. (CFM is the acronym for cubic feet per minute, and is a measurement of the velocity at which air moves.) The first step is to calculate the total blast room volume. To do this, multiply the blast room’s width by height. This will give you the cubic footage. Next you will multiply the volume by the flow rate of the blasting media in order to determine your blast room’s CFM requirement. Our expert engineers stand ready to help you determine the proper dust collection system for your blast unit.
When choosing a blast system, it is important to consider all of the available options in order to select the best possible solution for your needs. Our team of experienced consultants can help you evaluate your blast room needs and recommend the best possible options for your sandblasting applications. Alexander Industrial blast rooms are outfitted with the highest quality components on the market today. From blast pots to dust collectors, we use only the best airblast products to ensure peak performance and safety for our customers. Contact us today to learn more about our blast systems and how we can help you streamline your blasting operation.
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Expert Service, Incomparable Equipment
At Alexander Industrial, we pride ourselves on providing expert service and better-built equipment to our customers across the Northeast. With decades of experience in the blast industry, we have the experience and industry expertise to design custom options that best suit your business. You can choose individual pieces of metal finishing equipment or have us design a unique booth to add efficiency and flexibility to your process.
As an exclusive distributor for Goff Inc, we provide the most cost effective and productive airblast parts and machinery in the abrasive technology market. Our blast equipment is perfect for a variety of applications including surface preparation, coating and paint removal, deflashing and degreasing, restoration work, and part cleaning.
Our years of experience combined with our exclusive distributor status also allows us to offer refurbishment services for airblast equipment that has seen better days. The Goff Blast Machine Refurbishment Program can drastically decrease downtime, lower maintenance costs, and increase production. Simply send us a picture of your old, used machine and receive a quote from Alexander Industrial. Next your machine is shipped to our refurbishment center located near Cleveland, Ohio. In as little as three weeks, your machine is shipped back to you completely refurbished with a guaranteed one year warranty.
When Goff refurbishes your machine, you can rest assured that we completely tear down and mechanically clean or sandblast every component of your machine and repair all motors, gear drives, wheel blast parts, reclaim and recovery system components, and protective liners (including cabinet liners and blast wheels). We also repair or replace all worn out seals and hoses and cabinet holes with flush weld patches. In addition, we upgrade all electrical components to current OEM standards. If desired, you can also consider adding different airblast options and upgrades while your machine is being refurbished. As a final step, refurbished equipment gets that like-new appearance with a premium coat of Goff Vista Green paint.
Prior to shipping your refurbished equipment, you are invited to visit the Goff refurbishment facility for a run-off of your machine using your parts with the same size airblast abrasive media you would use in your blast cleaning application. If you can’t make the trip, we will send you a video of the run-off to ensure you are happy with the process. In either case, your machine won’t leave the plant until you are completely satisfied. To seal the deal, our work is backed by a one year warranty that includes workmanship, engineering, and all low wear parts, motors, and electrical components. If your airblast equipment isn’t functioning like it once did, contact the experts at Alexander Industrial and let us restore your machine to optimum productivity.
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Blast Room Technology: Engineered to Accommodate
At Alexander Industrial, we are proud to partner with a wide range of industries to provide them with the best quality parts, services, and materials for all their surface preparation needs. We understand that each industry has unique requirements, which is why we offer custom-engineered blast room solutions to accommodate any application. Industries such as automotive, aerospace, marine, manufacturing, and construction as well as the military rank among our satisfied customers.
Blast rooms are an essential part of the surface preparation process in these industries because they provide a controlled environment for sandblasting. This ensures that the parts being sandblasted are not damaged by debris or other materials present in the work area. Blast rooms also help to improve worker safety by restricting the sandblasting debris from spreading throughout the site. If you would like to learn more about how blast rooms can benefit your business, or if you have any questions about our product offerings and services, please contact us today. We would be more than happy to discuss your specific needs and provide you with a free quote.
Our modular blast rooms are custom-made to fulfill your every sandblasting need and are a flexible option for businesses that require an extra-large booth for sandblasting. Constructed from 16-gauge galvanized sheet metal panels and engineered to withstand years of sandblasting abuse, our modular units are available in sizes large enough to accommodate even the largest of shipping vessels such as tankers and barges. They include meticulously engineered air inlets and outlets which contribute to its years of reliable service. Our modular blast rooms are designed to precise customer specifications and can be outfitted with a variety of airblast features and options including reclaim and recovery systems, dust collectors, and heavy duty roll up doors for maximum efficiency and productivity.
For instance, if your specific industry requires a certain type of ventilation or lighting, we can include it in your design. We also offer optional features such as sandblasting guns, hoses, nozzles, sandblast cabinets, and an array of other equipment. If you need replacement parts or sandblasting accessories, we represent and distribute the finest quality parts and products from Goff, Inc.
When you choose Alexander Industrial for your modular blast room needs, you can be confident that you are working with a team of experts who will provide you with a high quality product that is designed to last. Contact us today to learn more about our modular blast rooms and how we can customize a unit to meet your specific sandblasting requirements.
Made from converted shipping containers, our containerized blast rooms offer an affordable option for customers seeking a standard sized weatherproof and durable sandblasting booth. Containerized blast rooms are also an excellent choice for businesses that do not have the space to accommodate a traditional blast facility, or for those who require a mobile sandblasting solution. Portable airblast equipment is a great investment for any business in the surface preparation industry as it provides a cost-effective means to sandblast a variety of parts and materials.
Our containerized units are engineered to incorporate many of the same features available in our modular blast rooms including media reclaim and recovery systems, durable and dust resistant lighting, and advanced controls to promote operator safety. We also offer a variety of other options and airblast accessories to tailor the containerized blast room to your sandblasting application, whether you’re removing paint, rust, or polishing a surface.
Versatile and used for a variety of airblast applications, our standard containerized blast rooms are available with inside dimensions of 8’ wide x 8’ high and 20’ or 40’ long. In most situations, the container’s last 5’ is used to house the blast machine and dust collector, making our containerized blast rooms a fully self-contained airblast system.
Custom Blast Booths and Cabinets
For sandblasting applications that require blast booths large enough to sandblast an entire vehicle or other oversized object, we also offer custom built sandblast booths. Our custom built blast rooms are constructed from heavy duty steel framing and can be designed to any size specifications. Additionally, we offer a variety of door configurations including single entry doors for your blast booth.
If your airblast needs are large enough to need a dedicated space but not enough to require booths, you will probably find airblast cabinets the right size. Blast cabinets are smaller compared to booths, typically used to process one item at a time. Despite their smaller size, airblast cabinets can still de-burr, remove paint, and otherwise polish your surface in an efficient and environmentally friendly way. Blast cabinets may be pressure blast or run using vacuum injection technology. Both types of cabinets use compressed air but with slightly different operating principles.
No matter what your sandblasting needs are, we can custom design blast rooms, booths, or cabinets to accommodate them and outfit them with the specific equipment your application requires including dust collection and media reclaim and recovery systems. We have experience working with businesses in a wide range of industries, so we know how to tailor our product and service recommendations to meet the specific needs of each customer. If you would like to get more details about our custom blast booths and other abrasive airblast solutions, contact us today for a free consultation.
A plastic media blast room (PMB) and its associated abrasive reclaim and recovery system is designed with the particular needs of plastic media blasting in mind. At Alexander Industrial, we provide two distinct styles of blast enclosure for plastic media stripping, including a single skin sheet metal enclosure and a smooth polyester panel enclosure with a bright white finish that provides improved light reflection, sound attenuation, and faster construction time.
Plastic media blasting is indicated for the cleaning of most substrates including wood, composites, and metals for the purposes of paint stripping, coatings removal, pressure blasting, powder coating, deflashing, deburring, surface preparation and mold cleaning. When used in conjunction with the correct plastic media abrasive, this type of airblast provides a much more gentle stripping action than traditional sandblasting abrasives. This is especially beneficial when stripping delicate surfaces or parts with intricate geometries.
A plastic media blast room from Alexander Industrial will be custom designed to meet the specific needs of your application. We offer a variety of options and airblast accessories to optimize the performance of your PMB system including dust collectors, media separators, and media reclaim and recovery systems.
In order to handle abrasive media, blast rooms have traditionally required heavy hinged doors to withstand the impact of abrasive media. These doors are durable but slow to fit and, as they swing open, require quite a bit of space to be kept clear. In large blast rooms, the additional real estate used by hinged doors can be considerable – up to 135 sq. ft. for 16’ wide doors. That’s a lot of wasted space.
With our unique lined roller door, we have eliminated the need for hinged doors completely and enabled facilities to recover unproductive factory space. Due to abrasive grit damaging the mechanisms, roller doors were dismissed as a solution for blast rooms in the past. Our new space-saving roller doors, however, are lined with blast-proof fabric for protection against abrasive impacts and protect moving parts.
Constructed with high quality galvanized steel and tested over a 5-year period, our lined roller doors are a proven solution: robust, quick to fit, and completely resistant to abrasive damage. Our roller doors can be installed with ease even for very large blast rooms, making them ideal for vehicle production plants and maintenance facilities. They are completely secure when shut and are well-suited for outdoor sites due to their weather-proof qualities. Because they operate electrically, no manual handling is necessary, reducing the strain and risk for your employees.
Space-saving roller doors are just one of the cutting-edge innovations you can expect from Alexander Industrial. You can stop paying for wasted space due to your old hinged doors and step into the future of abrasive blast solutions with these space-saving, noise-reducing, and humidity controlling roller doors.
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Start to Finish, We’ve Got Your Blast Room Covered
Alexander Industrial Sales is dedicated to providing our customers with the best possible blast room experience from start to finish. We will work with you every step to ensure your utmost satisfaction and productivity. We have the experience and expertise to handle every aspect of your blast room’s needs, from consultation and design to installation and service. We are dedicated to providing the best possible solution for your unique application, and our team of experienced professionals will be there with you every step of the way. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you improve your blasting productivity.
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At Alexander Industrial, we are dedicated to helping our clients get the most out of their investment in custom blast rooms. Our team of experienced professionals will work with you every step of the way to ensure that your unit is designed and built to meet your specific needs. We are constantly learning and innovating, and will stop at nothing to find creative, cutting-edge ways to accomplish exactly what your company needs.