BLAST NINJA® NOZZLES
SETTING THE NEW STANDARD
IN NOZZLE TECHNOLOGY!
Blast Ninja is a next-generation abrasive blast nozzle that significantly reduces noise exposure at the source. The proprietary technology leverages years of aero-acoustic research conducted on jet engine noise reduction and was created in partnership with the U.S. Air Force and Office of Naval Research.
Blast Ninja reduces nozzle air exit velocity while maintaining particle velocity – therefore reducing noise production at the source while maintaining blasting production. Oceanit performed many years of extensive fluid dynamic modeling, lab analysis, field trials, and rigorous operator testing in various conditions to arrive at the final Blast Ninja™ product.
Durable carbide insert construction
Expected nozzle life = 500 hours, similar to a tungsten carbide nozzle
Strip rate equal to, or better than standard venturi nozzles
Reduction in hazardous noise exposure by up to 17 dB(A)
Greatly reduced incidence of operator hearing damage
Reduced OSHA noise citations
OSHA has implemented noise exposure limits for the worker’s health and safety. Exposure to high levels of noise can lead to: hearing loss, tinnitus (ringing in the ear), stress, anxiety, high blood pressure, gastrointestinal problems, and chronic fatigue. As a rule of thumb, every 3 dB change represents a halving of sound energy.
At 115 dB, the average volume of abrasive blasting operations, OSHA regulations allow for just 15 minutes of exposure. Operator downtime creates excess costs associated with an idle asset. Per OSHA requirements, better hearing protection does not reduce worker noise exposure. Only by reducing sound at its source will a worker experience non-hazardous noise.
In certain conditions, Blast Ninja can meet OSHA’s noise standard compliance 29 CFR 1910.95 of four hours of exposure, meaning that operators are protected, and productive work time is improved. The standard uses a 5 dBA exchange rate; so for every 5 dBA TWA increase in noise permissible exposure time is cut in half. The reduction in employee exposure to hazardous noise to below the OSHA 8-Hour Time Weighted Average alleviates employer’s need to modify employees’ current practices, reduces the likelihood of injury in the case of PPE failure, and ensures that personnel in adjacent “safe zones” are guaranteed to be safe from exposure.