Blast Media Characteristics Comparison
Blast System Air Volume Estimates
Compressed-Air and Abrasive Consumption
Effects of Nozzle Wear on Air Consumption
Minimum Compressor Air Line Diameter
Abrasive blasting (formerly known as sandblasting) also is called grit blasting, bead blasting, media blasting, soda blasting, dry blasting, sponge blasting, shot blasting, and shot peening. However, sand should never be used when abrasive blasting because breathing abrasive containing crystalline (free) silica can lead to serious or fatal lung disease.