Internal Pipe Sandblast
Sandblasting Inside of Pipes – W. Soule Inc. Project
W Soule Inc of Florida contracted Industrial Painting Solutions to ID blast ( Internal Pipe Sandblast) 4050 linear feet of 2” and 3” carbon pipe. W. Soule provides process integration, fabrication, piping, millwright work, HVAC/R service and ASME code work to industrial and commercial facilities. ID blasting small pipes is a tricky process. Most sandblasting companies either don’t know how or don’t have the proper equipment to ID blast pipes. Industrial Painting Solutions has both the knowledge and capability to ID blast from 2” to the largest diameter pipe in the world. A special tool is needed to ID blast pipe. A carriage is used to center the tool in the middle of the pipe and is then connected to a long steel pipe. At the end of the pipe a flare is connected to the carriage. An even amount of media is distributed through the pipe and hits the flare to achieve an even blast profile. The flare spins at approximately 2400 RPM’s. 2-3 passes is usually enough to achieve an SSPC6 commercial blast profile. There are some rules to blasting carbon. Silca is not permitted inside of carbon. Black beauty is required for contamination reasons. Immediately after blasting, the ends of the pipe have to be capped to prevent the metal from turning or flash rusting. Before the pipe is capped, Cortec VPCI-136 emitters are distributed evenly through the pipe to prevent rusting. After the pipe is blasted, emitters are installed and the ends capped, pipes can be transported. Installing the emitters allows up to 1 year of storage of the pipe.
If your company needs ID or OD pipe blasting, please contact Matt Yarbrough at Industrial Painting Solutions for a free quote. Industrial Painting Solutions: Because you never get a second chance to make a first impression.