A sodablaster is a self contained system that includes a blast generator, high pressure compressed air, moisture decontamination system, blast hose, and a blast nozzle. The blast nozzle in sodablasting applications is not a typical wear part, as a result nozzles can be ceramic or metal, such as tungsten carbide.
The blasting material consists of formulated sodium bicarbonate (also known as baking soda). Blasting soda is an extremely friable material that has micro fragmentation on impact, literally exploding away surface materials without damage to the substrate.
A sodablaster differs from a sand blaster in that the sodablaster is a direct pressure system, not gravity-fed. The blast media is directly forced out of the pressure vessel, not introduced into a stream of compressed air.
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