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Abrasive Blasting Program (C7)

Abrasive Blasting Program (C7) 



Course Description

C7 is designed for contractor personnel who wish to obtain certification or others who wish to learn about dry abrasive blast cleaning of steel. It covers principles of surface preparation, surface cleanliness, surface profile, dust and debris control, and abrasives. Note: Students who do not want to receive the C7 Certification can attend and receive a certificate of attendance by only attending the lecture portion of the training and observing the blaster demonstration.


Course Content

  Principles of Surface Preparation
  Primary Components of an Abrasive Blasting System
  Nozzle Equipment Operations Hands-On Session 
  Portable Centrifugal (Wheel) Blast Equipment Operations Hands-On Session


Benefits of Attending

After attending this course, you will be able to:

  Recognize the importance of surface preparation.
  Discuss the merits of dry compressed air abrasive and centrifugal shot blast cleaning as a surface preparation method.
  Create a surface profile to industry standards that define the level of achievable surface cleanliness.


Course Format

The course starts out with a classroom overview of fundamentals in preparation for the written exam, which is then followed by a thorough review and walk-through of abrasive blasting and portable centrifugal blasting equipment setup and operation. Once the written exam is completed, a tailgate safety meeting is conducted to review safe gun operating procedures, including troubleshooting and signals, before the hands-on session takes place.

Following the equipment review, the instructors will observe each student as they describe setup procedures and demonstrate their blasting skills. This format provides candidates with prior blasting experience an opportunity to achieve blaster certification. This program is not intended for inexperienced blasters. Each candidate will receive a comprehensive manual that includes copies of useful handouts and industry blast cleaning standards. Those who successfully complete the blaster certification program will receive a certificate and wallet identification card from SSPC.

The written multiple-choice exam is worth a maximum of 100 points. The hands-on evaluation is also worth a maximum of 100 points. Candidates wishing to achieve the C7 Certification and CEU's must attend all 16 hours of the certification and pass the written exam with a score of 70% and the hands-on exam with a score of 80%.


Who Should Attend

Contractors and facility owners.