Garnet Abrasive Blasting Applications

Some of the many garnet abrasive blasting applications for surface preparation

BARTON garnet abrasives, also known as sandblast media, are used extensively at shipyards throughout North America for new construction as well as refit and repair to remove coatings, tightly adherent mill scale, or rust. Our garnet blast media enables precise control of feathering when blasting weld seams and construction damage. Low dust levels improve working conditions and productivity in tanks, voids, and confined spaces.

Ship Building and Repair

Garnet Abrasive Blasting for Ship Building and Repair

Proven shipyard applications include hulls, superstructures, weapons systems, including the U.S. Navy Vertical Launch Systems (VLS), all types of exterior projects and internal tanks.

Industrial Painting

Abrasive Blasting for Industrial Painting Contractors

Facility maintenance, turnaround jobs, tank projects and blast-room work are just a few of the applications where BARTON’s garnet abrasives help contractors increase productivity, reduce consumption, and shorten the cleanup process.


Petrochemical Blasting Applications

Applications include tanks, offshore platforms, pipe racks and pipeline projects. High productivity rates with BARTON garnet speed completion of time-sensitive projects and reduce costly plant downtime.

Heavy Equipment Repair

Blast Rooms/Heavy Equipment Repair Applications

Our non-ferrous garnet abrasives are used in blast-room applications where aluminum surfaces, sensitive substrates or installed electromagnetic components preclude the use of steel grit or steel shot. Typical heavy equipment applications of BARTON garnet abrasives involve the overhaul of rail cars, construction, and military vehicles.

Powder Coatings

Garnet Abrasive Blasting for Powder Coating Applications

Powder coaters value the high-quality surface finish and uniform profile created by BARTON garnet. High durability allows for several reuses of the abrasives in blast-room applications.


Vapor/Wet Abrasive Blasting

Vapor abrasive blasting equipment is designed to work most efficiently with garnet abrasives.

Operator using garnet abrasive blasting for surface preparation of pipelines

BARTON garnet abrasives meet current industry standards, including U.S. Navy MIL-A-22262B(SH) and SSPC-AB 1 (Type 1, Class A). Our blast media grades are QPL listed and CARB certified.

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