Blasting abrasives


The various types and properties of fine, abrasive materials used for abrasive blasting, such as white aluminium oxide, white aluminium oxide, steel grit, silicon carbide, and others.

Alternative labels

blasting purifiers
abrasive scourers
blasting purgatives
abrasive cleansers
blasting scourers
abrasive purifiers
blasting cleansers
abrasive purgatives

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Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Blasting abrasives is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Abrasive blasting operator: Abrasive blasting operators use the proper equipment and machinery to smoothen rough surfaces by abrasive blasting. Abrasive blasting is commonly used in the finishing process of metal workpieces and for blasting building materials used in masonry such as bricks, stones and concrete. They operate blasters or sand cabinets which forcibly thrust a stream of abrasive material such sand, soda or water, under high pressure, propelled by a centrifigal wheel, in order to shape and smoothen surfaces.

Optional knowledge

Blasting abrasives is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022

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