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Re: Static from sandblast cabinet

To: "James Gambony" <>,
Subject: Re: Static from sandblast cabinet
From: "Robert Alder" <>
Date: Sun, 24 Oct 1999 11:29:50 -0600
It helps to always keep the [metal] piece you're blasting touching the floor
screen (metal mess).  This will prevent static from building up and then
jumping trough the glove (ouch).  Holding the piece up in the air with one
hand and blasting with the other can cause the buildup and discharge into
your hand.

-----Original Message-----
From: James Gambony <>
To: Eriks Skinkis <>
Cc: <>
Date: Sunday, October 24, 1999 9:18 AM
Subject: RE: Static from sandblast cabinet

>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
>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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