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New Garmat AQMD Pre-Approved LoNox Burner for RelyOn Client Saves Years on Equipment

Repower Your Shop: The Rely On REPOWER Program takes existing spray booth equipment, and breathes new life into it by adding a Garmat AQMD Pre-Approved LoNox Burner in place of an old burner mechanical, and brings the performance of the spray booth to that of a new booth, without the heavy expense. All Garmat heaters come with the latest touchscreen technology, full bake cycle, VFD Variable Frequency Drives, and an AQMD Pre-Approved LoNox Burner. Having spent a year to get our burner pre-approved with the South Coast AQMD means you don’t have to spend the time & money to get a field test, for every burner “Repower” in your shop! Filing a standard AQMD Rule 1147 application is simple! And best part of the whole thing, is that Rely On Technologies will handle it all for you! Turn-key and Turned On! That’s the Rely On guarantee.

Our latest booth REPOWER was an interesting story, because our client wasn’t planning to do the burner upgrade. Rely On was tasked to do a full service maintenance of their two existing spray booths, per AQMD Rule 1147 guidelines, and found that their existing burners were completely charred and gutted from the inside, even though the booths were only 8 years old! The original owner had installed “budget equipment”, and now the heart of the spray booths needed to be replaced. So, with the opening of the shop less than a month away, Rely On went to work to quickly go through the AQMD permitting process, expedited with the help of installing “pre-approved” equipment, and meet the deadline for the Grand Opening. Our client is now REPOWERED, AQMD Rule 1147 compliant, and ready take in all the work from the family of dealerships!

Understanding the Different Sandblasting Systems

When it comes to sandblasting, you have many choices. Whether you are looking to remove paint from metal, steel, aluminum, or even wood, a sandblasting system can aid the process. Ranging in size and functionality, these highly-effective removal solutions give the user the ability to perform a number of different activities and functions. Let’s take a look at what exactly a sandblasting booth does and the sizes they come in.

What is Sandblasting?

Sandblasting is the term used to describe the process of blasting tiny bits of material at a rough surface. The object is to clean the surface by removing unwanted rust, dirt, or paint adhered to it. The most commonly used material is sand, and it is usually propelled through a portable machine, or in a large booth.

While sand is the most commonly used material, hence the name, other abrasives are often used. Abrasives are chosen based on the materials being used and include aluminum oxide, glass beads, silicon carbide, steel grit, and plastic abrasives. Equipment used for blasting includes booths, portable blasters, and cabinets.

Sandblasting Booths

A sandblasting booth is a confined space used exclusively for high pressure sandblasting. The size of the booth varies depending on the intended use and can range from the size of a bedroom closet to a large garage. When it comes to large projects, booths are often preferred over portable pressure blasters. Booths allow for easy cleanup and increased safety.

Sandblasting booths feature an air intake system, a source of compressed air, a hose and nozzle, and a dust collection system. All of these parts allow for effective abrasion, with increased safety and cleanup. The air intake system is ideal for removing unwanted materials and fumes from the booth, while the dust collection system collects certain materials for reuse.

Benefits of a Custom Sandblasting Booth

Many industries can benefit from the use of a custom sandblasting booth. For instance, engineering, auto body repair, cleaning boat hulls, and even the textile industry use sandblasting as part of their processes. Additionally, sandblasting is used in the creation of high-end signage, which can often include smalts or even gold leaf. Sandblasting is also used to clean both industrial and commercial structures. Finally, sandblasting is largely used among those who work with brick, stone, or concrete in construction.

A custom sandblasting booth is an asset to any of the above industries – and more. If your industry requires a sandblasting booth, a custom booth is an invaluable benefit. When each industry is able to set their own specifications, including requirements for production and dimension of the sandblasting booth, the overall process will be far more efficient. A custom booth also allows for improved safety features, including extra protection against abrasion from airborne hazards. A custom sandblasting booth will also provide a means of collecting abrasive dust that protects against pollutants and is ultimately far more environmentally sound. Many industries will benefit from being able to choose from among a wide range of components, including size and accessories, for each working environment.