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 availability, accurate pricing and shipping details.
Copper Slag 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 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.
Copper Slag 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, Copper Slag distinguishes from light weight blasting slag
- Very high cleaning speed
- Very low dust level
- Lower abrasive consumption
- Crystalline silica levels are less than 1%
BENEFITS OF USING COPPER SLAG:
- California Air Resource Board (CARB)
- Meets SSPC AB-1 Specification
AVAILABLE SIZES AND PROFILES
|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 COPPER SLAG PERFORM?*
|Cleaning rate:||295-360 ft2/hour|
*Based on internal tests. Rates vary based on blasting pressure and nozzle size.
|Fe2O3 + FeO||(Iron Oxide)||57.0%|
|SiO2 (total)||(Silicon Dioxide)||29.5%|
|LOI||(Loss on Ignition)||< 0.01%|
|Bulk Density:||135 lbs/ft3|
|Hardness:||7 Mohs (see our hardness index)|
- 100 lb. paper bags