Bristle Blaster® has been specified in several standards or specifications as the preferred, or recommended, method of surface preparation.
Further details can be found below together with the associated documentation.
"Bristle Blasting is an acceptable method of surface preparation prior to application of Chartek epoxy PFP materials,
for maintenance and repair scenarios, providing the required surface preparation meets SSPC-SP10 or equivalent.
A surface tolerant primer such as Interplus 256/356 or Interseal 670HS is recommended.
Furthermore it is a possible method to remove Chartek or other existing coatings."download
A number of coatings manufacturers have specified Bristle Blaster as the ideal surface preparation tool to use prior to application of their coatings etc.download
WARPAINT is the main guidance document of acceptable paint coatings for in-service and new-build Royal Naval Vessels.
Its main aim is to continue to offer guidance on the various approved commercial off the shelf (COTS) protective coatings that have been assessed for their health and safety, fire characteristics and suitability when applied to various areas of Royal Naval Vessels. This document should be a useful addition to the data required by projects for ship/submarine build or maintenance and references Cactus' Bristle Blaster, Kansai Wet and Surface Tolerant Single Layer Coating and ARC Composites and Coatings solutions.download
Bristle Blasting "involves the use of a unique rotary wire-bristle power tool system that operates at approximately 2,500 rpm. The
appearance of surfaces prepared by this power tool is similar to both the visual cleanliness and texture that is characteristic of G-16 grit blasting processes."
JOTUN's Adhesion Pull-off Test for Exxon Mobil Exploration & Production Malaysia Inc.download
Work Instruction of Repairing Local Damages on the Protective Coating on Site.
This Instruction specifies that "all bare steel areas need to be treated with the MBX Bristle Blaster® 3500 X to achieve an Sa 2½ comparable surface cleanliness (roughness Rz = 35-55 µm)."
This same recommendation is made in the Removal of Damage in the Thermal Sprayed Zinc Layer (Mating Area) section.download
In their Vestas Towers Repair Procedure - Surface Treatment Repair for Towers, Hempel specified Bristle Blaster® in the Surface Preparation Standard within the Repairing Damages on the Welding Seam, Exterior Areas section and the Repairing Damages on the Interior Areas section, stating "Bristle Blaster® to provide roughness on the steel/welds similar to BN9 according to Rugotest No 3, or to Medium roughness profile according to ISO 8503; and to obtain a clean surface corresponding to reference photos."
This document shows the agreed and reference standard pictures illustrating the result to be achieved.download
Zinga is "The World's Only Compact 'On-Site Galvanising System'" and Bristle Blaster® is the recommended preparation tool for Ridgeway's Zinga galvanising system.download