The Steiner Medium Duty Welding Blanket is ideal for heavier welding applications, sparks, spatter and light slag. Heat resistant materials are widely used for draping over equipment or floor surfaces in welding areas, or as a vertical shield to protect from sparks, spatter and slag. The finished blanket size may vary by approximately 3 - 4" in height and width to allow for hems and joining. Grommets are not provided on Silica cloth, Velvet Shield or leather. Sew-edge hems are not provided (or necessary) on leather or Velvet Shield Blankets.
Product selection criteria:
What is the general welding application?
•Light Duty - general purpose welding, light sparks, minimal spatter
•Medium Duty - heavier welding, sparks, spatter, light slag
•Heavy Duty - heavy sparks, spatter, slag
•Extreme Heavy Duty - heavy spatter, slag, possibility of molten metal
Stress relief application?
•Stress relief - use only uncoated material recommended for stress relief applications.
Coated material or uncoated?
•Coated Material - better abrasion resistance. Stiffer to allow spatter and slag to roll off easily.
•Uncoated Material – more pliable, making it easier to drape over and wrap around objects.
Weight and thickness of material?
•The performance of the material depends on many variables. However, as a general rule, heavier/thicker material will provide better protection and take longer to burn through.
Is the application horizontal (flat) or vertical?
•For vertical (hanging) application, the thinner materials may be used. For horizontal (flat) application, heavier material and/or with higher temperature rating should be used.