1990-04-01

New Technology Now-Dense Particle Separator for Dry Paint Stripping 900970

Some early evaluations of plastic media resulted in adverse test data conclusions. These conclusions ranged from excess surface roughness and metal loss to decreased fatigue life and on to damage of composite surfaces. Fortunately, contaminated media and uncontrolled blast parameters were later recognized as being the basic cause of negative test results. Tests were rerun to confirm the existence of acceptable test data provided clean media was utilized. Efforts were directed towards assuring the user that recycled media had been efficiently cleaned. Existing equipment was not adequate for the separation of dense non-magnetic particles like sand. In this paper, we outline our development of a high volume dense particle separator. Use of this equipment will enable the operator to be assured of using only clean media.

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