Alternatives to Using Black Beauty
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Precision Finishing, Inc.
708 Lawn Ave.
Sellersville, PA, 18960
Press release date: April 3, 2012
A job shop that also has blasting capabilities had been using Black Beauty in one of their blast rooms. Black Beauty is a waste by-product from burning coal, commonly referred to as "coal slag". The Black Beauty was breaking up creating dust and reducing visibility. In addition it prevented them from reclaiming the media for re-use. As a result, they felt that they were purchasing excessive quantities of the Black Beauty to maintain production requirements.
We gave them information on "GARNET" which is a cost effective replacement for Black Beauty and other products like Starblast. The customer purchased a quantity of the Garnet for test and evaluation. They were very pleased to discover that visibility was greatly improved. The increase in visibility resulted in improving their blast times, and thus productivity. Also, the less fracturing enabled them to recover the Garnet for re-use.
The cost of the Garnet is higher than these other abrasives, but they are experiencing a significant cost savings because they can buy much less Garnet and get more out of it through re-use. Another major cost savings resulted from increased productivity by eliminating the dust and visibility issues.
Like many things, you basically get what you pay for. This shop has recognized they can't afford not to move away from black beauty and have long term plans to make Garnet the only media they will use for all of their blasting needs in their blast cabinets and blast rooms.
Precision Finishing Inc. | 708 Lawn Avenue| Sellersville, PA 18960 | 1-800-523-6232 | firstname.lastname@example.org