Profit Optimization of Abrasive Blasting Systems
This paper presents a new study on profit optimization of abrasive blasting systems. In the study, the effects of many parameters such as the air pressure, the initial nozzle diameter, the cost components and the nozzle wear on the profit rate were investigated. Based on the results of the optimization problem, regression models for determination of the optimal exchanged nozzle diameter in order to get the maximal profit rate were proposed. With “optimal diameter”, both the profit rate and the cleaning time can be reduced significantly.
Tsunemoto Kuriyagawa, Libo Zhou, Jiwang Yan and Nobuhito Yoshihara
V. N. Pi "Profit Optimization of Abrasive Blasting Systems", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 389-390, pp. 392-397, 2009