When you need to blast-clean large irregular sized items in an environmentally sound and safe manor, you need a J Reid Engineering blast room.

Well designed and equipped blast rooms, can prove to be a very productive facility and a valuable asset to your business.

Our common sense approach to designing a blast room begins with understanding the size of the items that will be blasted. The blast room should be large enough to accommodate the largest work piece and provide ample room for the blasters to work safely.

A blast cleaning room is used to safely contain both the work piece and the operator. The abrasive is contained within the room and can be recovered and recycled, offering significant cost savings compared with expendable abrasives.

Various types of abrasive recovery systems can be incorporated into the room design, allowing the used abrasive to be collected, condition and then returned to the blast pot for re-use.

A correctly sized dust extractor and ductwork not only provides ventilation for the blast room but also offers a safe working environment for the operator, by providing good visibility.

Equipment used in our own blast room systems can be purchased separately and added onto existing blast rooms increasing productivity and lower running costs.

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Blast rooms comprise of the following sub–systems.

  • Blast room: variable sizes depending on the component shape dimensions.
  • Abrasive recovery system: from sweep up, partial, to full floor recovery.
  • Blast pot: with deadmans control suitably interlocked with the doors.
  • Rubber lining: provides protection to the room structure.
  • Lighting: LED as standard along with emergency lighting.
  • Dust extraction: correctly sized to suit you blast room.
  • Component handling: designed to suit your particular application.
  • Electrical panel: Controlling the full system, designed and manufactured in house.

Blast room construction. Suitably supported fabricated mild steel panels form the structure of our blast rooms. Heavy hinged loading doors along with personnel doors provide access into the room. Where possible the use of clients existing building can offer significant cost savings.

Abrasive recovery system: Our experience has proven that screw conveyors provide the most economic and reliable method of under floor recovery, for long life, ease of maintenance and efficiency.

J Reid Engineering can offer a variety of recovery floor, designed to meet customer’s requirements.


1 – Sweep in recovery: is our basic economical design, available in various sizes.

recovery type 1 ver 2 + frame


2 – Single screw partial recovery: utilising a cross screw conveyor to feed the elevator system reduces operator input.

recovery type 2 ver 2 + frame


3 – U-shaped partial recovery: introduction of additional screw conveyors, giving a further reduction in operating costs.

recovery type 3 ver 2 + frame


4 – H-shaped partial recovery: introduction of additional screw conveyors further more reduces operator reducing operator costs. Utilises two long screws feeding into a main cross screw and then elevator

recovery type 4 ver 2 + frame


5 – Full floor recovery: using several long screws feeding into main cross screw and then elevator.  There is no input required from the operator.

recovery type 5 ver 2 + frame

Abrasive elevator and cleansing unit. The elevator comprises of a purpose built fabrication housing an endless belt. Buckets fitted to the belt transport the abrasive to the airwash unit for cleaning.

Blast machine: All of our blast rooms come with one of our pressure pots suitably interlocked with the access doors.

Multiple blast pots can be incorporated dependant on production requirements and the size of the blast room.

Air fed blast helmet with breathing air filtration is provided as standard.

Rubber lining: All of our rooms are fully lined with shotblast quality rubber sheeting to protect the structure. A quick release bracket system ensures that the curtains can be easily maintained.

Dust extraction:   Correctly designed extractor with suitably positioned air inlets ensure correct air speed through the blast room, providing first class ventilation.

The purpose of an extractor is to:-

  • Provide good visibility inside the blast room.
  • Provide an operator friendly and safe working environment.
  • Convey the dust from the machine to the extractor.
  • Provide air washing facility for the abrasive conditioning unit.

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