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RE: Static from sandblast cabinet

To: "Eriks Skinkis" <>
Subject: RE: Static from sandblast cabinet
From: "James Gambony" <>
Date: Sun, 24 Oct 1999 10:16:55 -0500

As you're sandblasting (or other media) the sand particals are colliding in
the air stream and with the work piece, knocking electrons off some and
creating an imbalance.  Same principle that causes lightning or static
walking across a carpet.

Moisture content in the air is a factor, the effect is most likely to happen
now that winter is starting to settle in (cool dry air, typically!).


(whose kitten is learning about static electicity today!  :-(

> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of Eriks Skinkis
> Sent: Saturday, October 23, 1999 5:55 AM
> Cc:
> Subject: Static from sandblast cabinet
> On some days the sandblast cabinet at work seems to generate a
> lot of static
> electricity. Just wondering why this happens? What is causing the
> static to be
> generated?
> More curious than anything else.
> Eriks.

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