Nozzle Guard protects the Super Air Nozzle from damage that could be caused by incidental contact during use.
Gate Valve option for easy flow adjustment by the operator, with a simple twist of the ring!
Rugged AND comfortable elastomer grip with pushbutton trigger for optimal ergonomics.
These, combined with the features they share with our four most powerful Super Blast Safety Air Guns (high force, automatic shutoff, 3 and 6 foot extensions) make it one of the most innovative blow off products on the market today. With all that going for the TurboBlasts, we still want to emphasize that they’re offered as an enhancement to – and not a replacement for – the Super Blast line. Consider:
Super Air Nozzle Clusters. Because of the Nozzle Guard, Clusters aren’t offered with the TurboBlast products. Clusters concentrate their high force, powerful airflow on a smaller target area than comparable single Super Air Nozzles:
Spring-To-Close Ball Valve. While the ergonomic, pilot actuated pushbutton trigger on the TurboBlast Safety Air Guns is likely to be preferred in a number of situations, the full hand grip of the Super Blast Safety Air Gun’s ball valve proves to be more suitable for certain positions, like when the device is to be operated above shoulder height:
EXAIR is in the business of helping you get the most out of our products – and your compressed air system. If you have questions, I welcome the opportunity to help…give me a call.
I had the pleasure of helping a caller out with a cleanup problem not long ago. Normally, calls involving cleanups involve a discussion of how our Industrial Housekeeping Products might replace an electric shop vacuum or sump pump, but this one was about replacing a broom…with a Super Blast Safety Air Gun.
Now, I need to mention that the folks at Compressed Air Challenge have a list of Inappropriate Uses Of Compressed Air. Using compressed air for cleaning is on that list, and I couldn’t agree more…as a blanket statement, that is. Of course, the last paragraph of their document makes it clear that good judgement can, and should, always rule the day: “if safety enhancements, significant productivity gains, or labor reductions will result,” they say, a compressed air solution is certainly worth considering.
That’s exactly what the caller and I did.
See, he works in an equipment service shop. Their technicians make the company money through billable labor – the time they spend fixing their customers’ equipment. Of course, they have to spend time on tasks that aren’t billable to jobs…like tool maintenance, paperwork, and keeping a clean shop. A particular item from a shop audit that caught his attention was the amount of time spent sweeping the floor in the welding area. Not only did slag & dust get all over the floor out in the open, it accumulated under tables and behind the welding machines themselves. This meant that technicians had to get down on their hands & knees, and reach brooms under those tables. Not only was this cumbersome; it wasn’t even 100% effective…when replacing a machine recently, they discovered a surprising amount of debris in a “blind spot” that the broom just couldn’t reach.
After a discussion of the engineered Super Air Nozzles that are available on the Super Blast Safety Air Guns, the caller liked the idea of the Model 1213-7-3. The hard hitting, tight air flow pattern of the Super Air Nozzle Cluster at the end of a 3 foot extension gave the perfect combination of power & reach for his application.
So, at the end of the day, (literally…that’s cleanup time, right?) a task that previously took about 10 minutes for them was reduced to just under two minutes. Of course, that doesn’t figure in the cost of the compressed air. The Department of Energy uses a thumbrule that states it costs $0.25 to generate 1,000 Standard Cubic Feet of compressed air. At 98 SCFM @80psig, the Super Blast Safety Air Gun’s Cluster DOES use a decent amount of compressed air, so we did the math:
98 SCFM X 2 minutes X $0.25/1,000 SCF = $0.049
We didn’t need to get in to payroll records, employee benefit packages, etc., to realize that an 80% reduction in labor, improved cleanup (air reaches where the brooms couldn’t,) and worker satisfaction (no more crawling along the floor beside the tables) was worth a nickel a day.
The Super Blast Safety Air Gun can be fitted with a variety of Super Air Nozzles, from our Model 1112 3/4 NPT Super Air Nozzle (4.5lbf at 12″) , to our Model 1120 1-1/4 NPT Super Air Nozzle (23lbf at 12″).
As an Application Engineer, I’m always looking for the best ways to apply our products, and quantify the benefits. If you call me to discuss an application and the math doesn’t prove it out, I’ll let you know. If you have a task you’re considering a compressed air solution for, give me a call.
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For those times when you need a hand-held, long distance, wide area blowoff, cooling or drying tool – look no further than the EXAIR Super Blast Safety Air Guns. Any of the Super Air Nozzle Clusters and Large Super Air Nozzles that we offer can be had with the added convenience of a comfortable soft grip and easy to operate spring-loaded manual valve that automatically shuts off if dropped.
All Super Blast Safety Air Guns meet OSHA noise level and pressure requirements.
The nozzle material is Zinc Aluminum Alloy, with Stainless Steel available for the models 1214SS and 1215SS. The base Safety Air Guns are 10″ – 15″ long (nozzle type dependent), and a longer extension can be added, in either 3′ or 6′ lengths to gain access to hard to reach areas.
The table below provides a guide for performance of each of the Super Blast models, for comparison and to make selection easy. We can provide more details, including dimensional drawings and air flow patterns as required. And as always, the Super Blast Safety Air Guns are in stock, and come with the EXAIR Unconditional 30 Day Guarantee.
If you have any questions about the Super Blast or any of the EXAIR Safety Air Guns, feel free to contact EXAIR and myself or one of our Application Engineers can help you determine the best solution.
The Super Blast Safety Air Guns are comfortable to hold with a soft foam grip. They’re safe to operate with all of the Super Blast Safety Air Guns incorporating EXAIR’s OSHA compliant nozzles and clusters. In addition, they also have a spring-loaded manual valve that will automatically shut off the compressed air if accidentally dropped.
The Super Blast Safety Air Gun is available with nine different styles of nozzle at the end. They are able to achieve a blowing force of anywhere from 3.2 lbs all the way up to 23 lbs when measured 12” away from the nozzle at an operating pressure of 80 psig. All while still adhering to OSHA directive 1910.242(b)!! Each of the Super Blast Safety Air Guns is also available with a 1’, 3’, or 6’ extension for hard to reach areas that still require a maximum blowing force. When compared to the same sized open-pipe blowoffs, the Super Blast Safety Air Guns represent a significant savings in air consumption.
In addition to the standard Super Blast Safety Air Guns, EXAIR’s 1008SS 1” NPT Back Blow Nozzle is also available as a Super Blast Gun. With a 360° airflow pattern, this gun is the ideal choice when trying to remove debris from large pipe diameters or deep channels.
If you have an application in your facility that requires a seriously strong blast of compressed air, give us a call. Our team of Application Engineers is ready to assist you in determining the appropriately sized Super Blast Safety Air Gun for your needs.