Ebony Grit Copper Slag Abrasive

Prices listed are base rates only and total cost vary depending on shipment. Most abrasives can only be shipped via LTL Truck Freight due to the heavy weight of the product. Please call our office at (405)235-1387 for accurate pricing and shipping details.

 

Ebony grit is produced from metallurgical slags and provides fast blast cleaning rates. Three grades are available to suit most common blasting operations. The hardness and high density of Ebony Grit gives it a high resistance to fracture with low dust formation during blasting, as well as faster blast production rates when compared to local slag abrasives. This abrasive is commonly used for restoration of heavily painted steel bridges, ships and water towers.

Ebony grit is a disposable, high-density blasting slag made from a by-product of copper production.

Typically, it is composed of ferrosilicate (Fayalite, Fe2SiO4) material and oxides, formed when the molten slag is quenched in cold water. This cooling process fractures the slag into coarse, angular particles, making it an ideal blasting slag with optimal blasting properties.


ADVANTAGES OF COPPER SLAG

Due to high density, Ebony Grit distinguishes from light weight blasting slag

  • Very high cleaning speed
  • Very low dust level
  • Lower abrasive consumption
  • Crystalline silica levels are less than 1%

"In some cases the reduction in dust has been at least 70%... The productivity increase has been in the area of 60% faster..." - Decker Inc./Echo Bridge Inc.
Read more on this testimonial.

BENEFITS OF USING COPPER SLAG:

APPROVAL

  • California Air Resource Board (CARB)
  • Meets SSPC AB-1 Specification

AVAILABLE SIZES AND PROFILES

Size Profile
EG #12 - provides 3.5-5.0 Mil profile Heavy-duty size for the removal of thick, tough old paint, heavy rust from ships, bridges, tanks, rail cars, etc., and for achieving a coarse profile
EG #14 - provides 2.8–4.0 Mil profile All-Purpose size for cleaning structural steel, bridges, tanks, ships, water towers, etc.
EG #20 - provides 1.5–3.0 Mil profile Utility size for the removal of light rust, paint and mill scale

HOW DOES EBONY GRIT – COPPER SLAG PERFORM?*

Cleaning rate: 295-360 ft2/hour
Consumption: 4.10-7.35 lb/ft2

*Based on internal tests. Rates vary based on blasting pressure and nozzle size.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Symbol Name Percentage
Fe2O3 + FeO (Iron Oxide) 57.0%
SiO2 (total) (Silicon Dioxide) 29.5%
AL2O3 (Aluminum Oxide) 5.0%
CaO (Calcium Oxide) 3.5%
Zn (Zinc) 2.5%
MgO (Magnesium Oxide) 1.0%
Cu (Copper) 1.0%
LOI (Loss on Ignition) < 0.01%

CHARACTERISTICS

Color: Black
Bulk Density: 135 lbs/ft3
Specific Gravity: 3.8
Grain Shape: Angular
Solubility: Insoluble
Hardness: 7 Mohs (see our hardness index)

PACKAGING

  • 100 lb paper bags, 30 bags on a Pallet
  • 3000 lb Bulky Bags