A blast room is designed to remain closed during a blast session. It’s a larger version of a blast cabinet, where blast operators work inside the room, blasting the objects’ surfaces to meet the needs of a finished product.
They vary in shapes, sizes, and designs to accommodate military vehicles and equipment, commercial vehicles and aircraft, and rail cars. Depending on the blast object inside, the equipment used varies. However, there are various common components found in a standard blast room.
- Blast equipment: It’s commonly an air blasting system with a blast machine filled with various abrasive blasting media.
- The room: A standard blast room contains product exit and entry doors, lights, and personnel authorized doors.
- Dust collector: Dust collectors filter the air in the room, allowing maximum user visibility and the prevention of an object escaping.
- Media reclaim system: It collects abrasive blasting media for recycling.
What is the Standard Blast Room Size?
Most blast rooms can be tailor-made and built for application purposes. Below are some blast room sizes, while others can be larger than the figures provided.
- 10’ x 10’ x 10’
- 10’ x 10’ x 15’
- 15’ x 10’ x 25’
How Many Doors Are Required in a Blast Room?
The man doors necessary for each blast room vary depending on the size, application, and location of a blast room.
For example, a standard blast room has one personnel door, with larger rooms requiring two entries.
What Are the Benefits of Blasting an Object?
Blasting or sandblasting is used to roughen a smooth surface or smooth a rough surface depending on the object. It has various benefits, including:
- It’s fast – Blasting a surface smooths and cleans the object quickly and efficiently, saving you money and time cleaning rough metallic surfaces.
- It cleans the surface – The service is an excellent way of removing oil, dust, and harmful contaminants on any surface.
- It removes stubborn stains and old paint – Sandblasting can remove any stubborn stain or paint at high speed, preparing the object for a new coating.
- It fulfills the environmental regulations as the abrasions are limited in the room.
- The environment is well-maintained
- The cost of chemical disposal is reduced
- The employees and workers within the blast room are secured from toxic and chemicals.
Are Blast Rooms Portable?
Most bast rooms are not portable as they are heavy and large. For example, when moving to a new location with a blast room, you’d need to disassemble it then reassemble it.
The size of a blast room will determine the other features like the capacity of a dust collector and the size of the ventilation. Blast rooms can also be referred to as a blast cabinet or a blast booth. However, the blast cabinet and blast room difference are where the blast operator works.
Blast booths or blast rooms allow the operator to work inside the enclosure. They are usually protected from the abrasive with a head/face shield and heavy gear duty. While blast cabinets, the operators work from outside the cabinet.