Put Down That Blast Nozzle!


Title: Put down that blast nozzle!

Sponsored By: Graco

Date: Available On Demand 

Cost: Free


It often takes years for abrasive blasting professionals to understand which size hose and nozzle will most efficiently clean or prep a surface from one project to another. Sometimes, it’s simply not having the right system for the size of the job, location, frequency of use or what is being blasted (i.e. substrate). With so many different variables, it’s important to understand each and every one as well as how to create the right combination for maximum production.

In this webinar, participants will learn about the factors they should consider before purchasing an abrasive blasting machine as well as how to choose the right hose, nozzle and compressor for a wide range of jobs. Also get deeper understanding around selecting a media type, setting a blast pressure and getting precise control from Graco’s EcoQuip 2 abrasive metering valve to achieve optimal performance.


Eric Rennerfeldt, product manager of Protective Coatings and Surface Preparation Equipment, has been with Graco for 19 years and has experience with various fluid handling systems, with an emphasis on plural-component spray equipment for protective coatings and vapor abrasive blast equipment for surface preparation. He has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Minnesota.

About Graco

Graco Inc. supplies technology and expertise for the management of fluids and coatings in both industrial and commercial applications. When Minneapolis-based Graco began investigating the blasting market, the equipment seemed like the perfect fit with the company’s history of moving, measuring, mixing, controlling, dispensing and spraying a wide variety of materials. After carefully researching the pros and cons of both dry blasting and methods of wet abrasive blasting, Graco launched the EcoQuip 2 vapor abrasive blasting system.