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In-depth survey report: evaluation of an automated abrasive blasting machine at Marystown Shipyard, Marystown, Newfoundland, Canada, report no. CT-183-22.

Authors
Echt-A
Source
NIOSH 1999 May; :1-19
NIOSHTIC No.
20000560
Abstract
This site visit was part of a project to determine the feasibility of using automated paint-removal technology on steel structures (ships, bridges, storage tanks, etc.). The major goal of the project was to determine the current status of the technology. This involved determining the number of prototypes currently available, the development stage of each prototype, determining on which steel structures each prototype can be used and the percentage of each type of structure on which the automated technology can be used, and a comparison of costs of the automated method with traditional methods of lead-based paint removal. The system evaluated at this site incorporated the Pittman Vacuum Blasting System (PVBS) Vacuum Abrasive Steel Cleaning and Reclamation System. This system included the blast head, a trailer housing the cleaning and reclamation system, an electric winch, and a hand-held controller.
Keywords
Control-technology; Paint-removers; Abrasive-blasting; Lead-dust; Lead-fumes; Shipyards
CAS No.
7439-92-1
Publication Date
19990505
Document Type
Field Studies; Control Technology
Fiscal Year
1999
NTIS Accession No.
PB99-167082
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
ECTB-183-22
NIOSH Division
DPSE
SIC Code
3731; 3569
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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