This part of ISO 11126 specifies requirements for staurolite abrasives, as supplied for blast-cleaning processes. It
specifies ranges of particle sizes and values for apparent density, Mohs hardness, moisture content, conductivity of
aqueous extract and water-soluble chlorides.
The requirements specified in this part of ISO 11126 apply to abrasives supplied in the "new" condition only. They
do not apply to abrasives either during or after use.
Test methods for non-metallic blast-cleaning abrasives are given in the various parts of ISO 11127.
NOTE 1 Information on commonly referenced national standards for non-metallic abrasives is given in annex A.
NOTE 2 Although this part of ISO 11126 has been developed specifically to meet requirements for preparation of steelwork,
the properties specified will generally be appropriate for use when preparing other material surfaces, or components, using
blast-cleaning techniques. These techniques are described in ISO 8504-2:1992. Preparation of steel substrates before
application of paints and related products — Surface preparation methods — Part 2: Abrasive blast-cleaning.