Black Diamond Iron Silicate

Black Diamond iron silicate gets the job done fast! This blasting media is 20% heavier than other mineral slags, with the muscle to cut 15% faster and 20% less product consumption. It’s EPA approved for reuse, so you can stretch your supply even further. U.S. Minerals iron silicate abrasive products service a range of applications, from heavy-duty railcar facilities and shipyards to cleaning surfaces clean of light rust and coatings.

 

Product Grades

⤎ Coarse
Fine ⤏
⇡ Coarse
Fine ⇣
Mil Profile: 3.5-4.5
Mil Profile:
3.5-4.5
Nozzle (min): 5/16"
Nozzle (min):
5/16"

1240 produces a moderate profile and is used for a near white blast. Blast through medium to heavy coatings, heavy rust, and heavy mill scale. 1240 is often used for general purpose repair and maintenance blasting of coated steel surfaces.

Mil Profile: 3-4
Mil Profile:
3-4
Nozzle (min): 5/16"
Nozzle (min):
5/16"

1630 provides similar cutting efficiency as 1240 with the smoother profile associated with 2040. 1630 is used for surfaces with medium to light coatings.

Mil Profile: 2-3.5
Mil Profile:
2-3.5
Nozzle (min): 1/4"
Nozzle (min):
1/4"

2040 is used to remove light rust, mill scale, enamels, and acrylics. 2040 produces a moderate profile and is used for white to near white blast, often for new construction, special maintenance applications requiring reduced profiles, exposed aggregates, bridge maintenance, new structural steel, and more.

Mil Profile: 1.5-3
Mil Profile:
1.5-3
Nozzle (min): 1/4"
Nozzle (min):
1/4"

2850 provides similar cutting efficiency as 2040 while achieving the more precise profile of 3060. 2850 is used on new steel or surfaces with light coatings to achieve a moderate to slight profile.

Mil Profile: 1-2.5
Mil Profile:
1-2.5
Nozzle (min): 1/8"
Nozzle (min):
1/8"

Clean surfaces and create a smooth finish for a variety of applications. 3060 produces a slight profile for a near white blast finish and is ideal for light rust and mill scale removal. It can also be used in wet abrasive applications.

Mil Profile: .75-1.5
Mil Profile:
.75-1.5
Nozzle (min): 1/8"
Nozzle (min):
1/8"

4080 offers the delicacy for glass etching, can brush surfaces clean of light rust, and is used for light cleaning of new steel, household, automotive, or farm equipment to create a smooth finish with a slight profile.

Case Study


USS Turner Joy Restored to Naval Standards

For the first time in more than fifteen years, the USS Turner Joy was out of water. This Vietnam-era destroyer ship was commissioned in 1959, retired in 1982, and has spent its entire existence riding tides on the Pacific Ocean.

Man in protective gear using abrasives to blast wall clean black and white image

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