Shot

SAE specification/ISO specification:
Ervin Amasteel shot complies with SAE specifications J444 and J827, plus ISO specification 11124-3 and SSPC-AB3. We are of course pleased to talk to Customers about their specific requirements should they fall outside of these parameters.

Structure:
The fine and uniform structure caused by the atomising process, coupled with the water-quenched heat treatment processes, lead to the best metallurgical structure to enable high levels of energy transfer coupled with durability to reduce consumption. From January to December 2012, Ervin Amasteel shot tested against equivalent manufacturers’ products averaged 21% better in this regard. 13% of samples from other manufacturers failed the SAE/ISO hardness test in these trials.

Sizing and Shape:
Ervin product is rigorously screened throughout the production process for size, and for anomalies in shape or structure. All product delivered is traceable, and we guarantee specification adherence. And it is always true that the smallest suitable shot will give the best blasting coverage. Ervin technical personnel will be on hand to advise in this regard as part of the service that we provide. From January to December 2012, in comparative trials, 36% of samples from other manufacturers failed to meet SAE/ISO specifications for size grading.

Chemistry:
It is easy to reduce the cost of manufacturing steel abrasive, by purchasing uncontrolled raw materials and reducing the addition of ferroalloys and other components that ensure consistency.

Ervin Amasteel never compromises its production processes, because our Customers expect to be able to trust Amasteel to deliver consistently excellent results. From January to December 2012, in comparative trials, 39% of samples from other manufacturers failed to meet SAE/ISO specifications for chemical characteristics.