garnet blasting abrasives for oil and gas

Oil & Gas Blasting Abrasives

GMA provides a range of blasting abrasives for upstream, midstream, and downstream sectors.

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GMA works extensively with global oil & gas asset owners to ensure our blasting abrasives meet the stringent standards set to ensure asset protection and longevity. Key product performance characteristics include
  • Creating a high surface profile
  • Creating a consistent peak density, higher than alternate abrasives, 3-5 times higher than slag abrasives.
  • A clean surface free of contaminants
  • Very low dust emissions
  • Extremely low trace levels of heavy metals, far below most alternate abrasives.
  • Minimal if any health hazards. 

Offshore and Onshore Refineries

Offshore surface preparation is challenging. Remote access, aggressive environment, and risks to worker safety and environmental challenges just to name a few.
GMA works extensively with global oil & gas asset owners to ensure our blasting abrasives meet the stringent standards set to ensure asset protection and longevity. GMA Garnet™ is particularly suited to Offshore Platforms due to:
  • Very low dust emissions, reducing risk to surrounding sensitive equipment
  • High blasting and cleaning efficiency, leading to low abrasive consumption, minimizing material transport and storage offshore
  • Creating the required surface profile with consistent peak density for stronger coating adhesion
  • Exceptional surface cleanliness with minimal abrasive embedment, for better corrosion resistance and substrate integrity
  • GMA Garnet™ is an inert, sustainable natural mineral with little to no recordable heavy metals or worker risks & hazards.
abrasives for offshore and onshore refineries

Tanks, terminals and pipelines

GMA Garnet™ is a staple in tank (external & linings), terminal, and pipeline fabrication and maintenance work.
  • Fabrication: GMA Garnet™ is ideally suited for fabrication where hard mill scale is present. GMA NewSteel™ is the fastest mineral abrasive on the market for removing mill scale.
  • Maintenance: GMA’s unique engineered blends are ideal for cleaning heavily pitted steel tank floors and internal tank linings. GMA Garnet™ cuts and cleans faster, leaving a cleaner and more consistent surface, while using less abrasive media and producing far less dust than alternate abrasives.
abrasives for tanks, terminals and pipelines
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Why is GMA Garnet™ the preferred garnet abrasive?

Approved by paint manufacturers around the world, GMA Garnet is the preferred garnet abrasive of major oil companies, full-service shipyards, and industrial fabricators. Learn more about the benefits of the world's most advanced garnet abrasive.
  • High Productivity

    High Productivity

    Do more with GMA in less time. Reduce your costs with lower consumption, higher production rates, and shorter project times.

  • Better Surface Quality

    Better Surface Quality

    GMA Garnet cleans deep into the troughs that typical slag abrasives cannot. Get your required surface profile, and greater peak density with GMA's blends.

  • Reduced Abrasive Consumption

    Reduced Abrasive Consumption

    GMA Garnet lowers abrasive consumption by 30-50% compared to traditional slag abrasives.

  • Low Dust Blasting

    Low Dust Blasting

    GMA Garnet produces significantly lower dust emissions and improves operator visibility on site.

  • Cost-effective Blast Cleaning

    Cost-effective Blast Cleaning

    Reduce overall project costs with higher productivity and lower abrasive disposal costs.

  • Safer Abrasive Blasting

    Safer Abrasive Blasting

    GMA Garnet" abrasives meet the safety requirements of OSHA and other global regulatory bodies.

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With GMA Garnet™, a clean surface is just the beginning. Let’s talk about how GMA can produce the range of surface profiles that your protective coatings require — safely, efficiently and without disrupting your facility.

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