Abrasive Blasting Program - Certified Abrasives
This page last reviewed March 13, 2017
IntroductionThere are two components to ARB's abrasive blasting program:
- the registration of portable equipment used in the application of abrasives, and secondly
- the certification of abrasive materials discussed below. The California Health and Safety Code authorizes ARB to adopt air pollution standards for abrasive blasting operations. California Code of Regulations, title 17, sections 92000 - 92530 stipulates indoor and outdoor abrasive blasting criteria and names ARB to certify permissible abrasives that meet performance standards for most outdoor applications. (more)
Abrasive Blasting Certification
- Certification Process : Abrasive blasting manufacturers apply to ARB to have their products tested biannually and certified by Executive Order August 31 of each year for permissible outdoor use in California.
- Applying for Certification : Manufacturers submit an Application Form (PDF) to ARB. Each product that is the same chemically and physically, is the same grade, and is mined and produced at the same location using the same processes is identified separately.
- Certification Test Procedures : The manufacturer sends a 200 pound sample to ARB. Tests and performance standards are identified in California Code of Regulations, title 17, section 92530. The manufacturer pays for the certification.
- Certified Dry Outdoor Abrasives List : The current Executive Order authorizes the list the certified abrasives for permissible outdoor blasting in California and posts their expiration dates.
- Sample Product Disposition : At the completion of the abrasive certification testing, arrangements will be made for the disposition of your sample, and you will be billed for the cost of your testing and for the sample disposition.
- Certification Status : Check on the certification status of your company's abrasives.
- Frequently Asked Questions : Questions addressed in the past
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- For more information on the Statewide Portable Equipment Registration Program, please contact email or call (916) 324-5869.
- For more information on the Abrasive Blasting Certification
Program, please contact Kathryn Gugeler
at (916) 322-0221.