Nickel Slag Abrasive

Published: | Updated: June 15, 2017;

Definition - What does Nickel Slag Abrasive mean?

Nickel slag abrasive is a type of abrasive material used for blast cleaning. It is created as a byproduct from the slag produced during nickel smelting. The shape of each individual particle makes nickel slag ideal for the efficient removal of mill scale, rust or existing coatings from steel and other metals in preparation for fabrication or painting.

Corrosionpedia explains Nickel Slag Abrasive

Nickel slag abrasive material is a grit that is used in a blast cleaning process prepared by selective screening. Nickel slag abrasive grit is available in various grades and sizes and has a Moh’s hardness ranging from 6.5 to 7; which provides improved cutting relative to conventional industrial and silica sand abrasives.

The mesh size of nickel slag abrasives can be 16/30 mesh, 20/50 mesh and 30/60 mesh; however, nickel slag abrasive mesh sizes vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.

Nickel slag abrasive can be used effectively and efficiently in all grit blasting operations on metal surfaces.

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