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Compressor Air and Abrasive Consumption Estimates
Pressure Loss in Compressor Air Line
Minimum Compressor Air Line Diameter
Blast Media Characteristics Comparison
Effects of Nozzle Wear on Air Consumption
Blast System Air Volume Estimates

Effects of Nozzle Wear on Air Consumption

Nozzle No.
Orifice Size
Air Flow
in CFM
Increase in Air Consumption
No. 4 1/4" (6.5mm) 81 cfm  
No. 5 5/16" (8.0mm) 137 cfm 69% more than No.4
No. 6 3/8" (9.5mm) 196 cfm 43% more than No.5
No. 7 7/16" (11.0mm) 254 cfm 29% more than No.6
No. 8 1/2" (12.5mm) 338 cfm 33% more than No.7

 


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