- Reduction in hazardous noise by 17 dB(A)
- Compatible replacement for existing abrasive nozzles
- Reduced incidence of operator hearing damage
Learn how MD&A Turbines - one of America’s largest turbine generator repair and engineering organizations - is using Blast Ninja to reduce noise exposure.
Blast Ninja meets OSHA’s noise standard compliance (29 CFR 1910.95) of four hours of work with sound levels at 98 dBA. In normal 115 dB blasting conditions without Blast Ninja, OSHA sets a maximum safe exposure time of just fifteen minutes per day.
Blasting particles are accelerated while air speed is reduced. This reduces noise exposure at the source.
Blast Ninja was developed by Oceanit - a leading research and development firm specializing in advanced research for clients such as the Department of Defense and NASA.
Blast Ninja utilizes a plug and play nozzle design that easily attaches to existing setups.
The use of Blast Ninja nozzle systems increases production where OSHA time-weighted-average exposures rules limit operator exposure. Down time creates excess costs associated with an asset. OSHA has implemented noise exposure limits for the worker’s health and safety. 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.
Workers in blasting environments are routinely exposed to hazardous levels of noise that can result in hearing loss and tinnitus over time. Hearing protection alone is not enough to prevent long term health impacts.