Photo By Clifford Davis | JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (July 27, 2018) Sandblaster Ken Almas readies to blast an aircraft…… read more read more Photo By Clifford Davis | JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (July 27, 2018) Sandblaster Ken Almas readies to blast an aircraft component in the Fleet Readiness Center Southeast blast booth. The lower cross draft velocity will help blasters like Almas not have to refill their media tanks as often, making them more productive. (U.S. Navy photo by Clifford Davis/Released)  see less | View Image Page JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A mechanical engineer at Fleet Readiness Center Southeast is helping to rewrite the book on industrial processes concerning component blasting. Not only will his findings change the rulebook on industrial ventilation, it will also mean big savings and greater efficiency for the Navy aviation maintenance, overhaul and repair facility. “We estimate this will save between $40,000 to $50,000 per blast booth per year,” said FRCSE mechanical engineer Michael Clarke. “And we have 12 of these booths.” Clarke sits on the board of the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists industrial ventilation committee that publishes “Indust...