Meeting Safety Precautions For Paint Spray Booths

As with any industrial environment, following safety precautions is critical to the welfare of the people who work in them. In a facility with paint spray booths, reducing the risk to your employees and making sure your products are of the highest quality, are the top priorities. Below are some important procedures to follow. Protect From Hazardous Fumes A paint spray booth will contain hazardous fumes from the chemicals in paints, primers, varnishes, and other coatings. These can be very harmful to your employees’ health. A well-operating booth will maintain good air quality inside of the booth, as well as out. The ventilation system should be checked regularly to make sure it is running optimally. It should always be operating when spraying is occurring, and should continue running for an appropriate amount of time after the procedure is completed. It’s important to make sure exhaust fans, filters, and ductwork are in good working condition. Lower The Risk Of Fire Besides being toxic, finishing coatings are highly flammable.  When paint is sprayed, a liquid flammable product becomes an airborne product; these [...]

2023-06-20T13:21:45-04:00April 4th, 2023|Spray Booths|Comments Off on Meeting Safety Precautions For Paint Spray Booths

Recirculating Paint Booth Versus Conventional Paint Booths

To understand a recirculating paint spray booth, we must first consider the conventional paint booth and its process of operation. In a conventional paint booth, air makes only one pass through the system and no air is recirculated. Conventional spray booths have an exhaust fan that draws air through the work chamber, across the part being painted, through an air cleaning apparatus (dry filter or water scrubber) and finally, is exhausted outside the building. In recirculated paint booths the volume of air being moved through the spray area of the paint booth is often the same as with a conventional booth. However, instead of all air being exhausted, a portion is looped back to the booth air supply. A side stream of the recirculation loop is drawn off and exhausted. Fresh air is supplied to the recirculation loop at the booth supply plenum to offset the amount of air being exhausted. The benefits of a recirculating paint booth are substantial. These types of paint booths require less heating and cooling, provide accurate control of climate and airflow, while also providing [...]

2023-08-01T09:37:51-04:00January 3rd, 2023|Spray Booths|Comments Off on Recirculating Paint Booth Versus Conventional Paint Booths

Air Flow Options In Paint Spray Booths Provide Various Advantages And Disadvantages

When it comes to air flow in a paint spray booth, the idea is to move air around the object being painted out of the area, so that overspray does not get deposited back onto the new coating. Advantages and disadvantages of various types of drafting systems result from the direction of the air. Since the air must flow from one end of the booth to the other, it stands to reason that in some instances dry overspray will end up on an area that has not yet been painted, or even worse, an area that has. A good painter knows how to work within the parameters provided by the system to provide a flawless finish, however, it takes effort. Turbulent Airflow Some types of booths create turbulent airflow. Turbulence is created when two banks of air turn and collide with each other on their way to the other side of the booth. This happens again when the air has to separate in two to be exhausted. Turning Air In booth styles, air comes into the booth and must turn [...]

2023-08-01T09:35:24-04:00November 1st, 2022|Design & Engineering, Spray Booths|Comments Off on Air Flow Options In Paint Spray Booths Provide Various Advantages And Disadvantages

Pressurized vs Non-Pressurized Paint Spray Booths

Paint spray booths come in various types and styles. Certain kinds are better suited for specific applications. And the opposite is also the same – some configurations are simply not well suited for certain applications. Choosing the right type of spray booth for your finishing business is one the most important decisions you can make. Purchasing the wrong kind of booth can create problems and hinder production. One feature to consider is whether the industrial spray paint booth is pressurized or non-pressurized. The purpose of a spray booth is to move air past the object being painted so that the part is well coated and the overspray does not get deposited back on the object or the newly coated element. Let’s take a look at these two options. Pressurized Booths A pressurized paint booth is designed to work with negative and positive air pressure. The booth operates with a balance of air coming in and air going out; in other words, the balance between the air replacement fan and the exhaust fan. If only the exhaust fan is running, [...]

2023-06-20T13:22:49-04:00October 4th, 2022|Spray Booths|Comments Off on Pressurized vs Non-Pressurized Paint Spray Booths

Three Advancements For Paint Spray Booths In The Automotive Industry

Car manufacturers and repair shops are asking for new features and capabilities to be incorporated into their spray paint booths. Below are some of the most commonly-requested elements from companies who use spray booths. Bigger Is Better. Companies in the automotive industry are wanting larger spray booth designs. What was once a standard-length size – 24 ft, is now increasing to 28 - 30 ft. This larger sized booth allows for oversized vehicles to be accommodated or for multiple treatments to be accomplished in each cycle. Standard height has been 9 ft; that is now becoming 12 ft. But the size of the booth itself is not the only aspect of the booth that is getting bigger. Companies want larger doors and windows, and more glass panels. Larger doors mean wider openings that make it easier and quicker to load and unload the booth. Bigger windows and glass paneled doors and walls allow for improved visual inspection of the process. More Automated Controls Manufacturers and automotive paint companies are more and more interested in more complex control systems that allow [...]

2023-06-20T13:22:58-04:00September 6th, 2022|Spray Booths|Comments Off on Three Advancements For Paint Spray Booths In The Automotive Industry

Linear Automatic Paint Spray Booths

Linear spray booths are used to spray primer or a finish to flat straight items, such as door frames, doors, window frames, picture frames, moldings, flooring, and more. However, these spray booths can be adjusted to handle shapes and angles. They offer a fast and efficient way to finish larger volumes. Common materials that are coated include: Wood, plastics, composites, metals Commonly used materials that are applied include: Various paints, polyurethane, sealants, coatings Automatic linear spray machines consist of: the control panel air adjustment gauges conveyor for transport piece sensor spray guns recovery troughs filter unit exhaust fan pump The conveyor in a linear paint spray booth transports the work item to the spray guns. When the item is in position, the spray guns are triggered to apply the coating. When the item moves away from the guns, the guns automatically turn off until another piece is in place. This ensures the spray is only on when an item is in position, minimizing wasteful overspray and taxing the filtration system. Linear spray booths generally include three to six spray guns [...]

2023-06-20T13:23:17-04:00July 18th, 2022|Spray Booths|Comments Off on Linear Automatic Paint Spray Booths

Paint Booth Maintenance

It is critical that the area inside your booth, and the area surrounding your paint booth are as clean as possible. Below are some key elements that should be considered to keep your equipment worry-free. Changing Filters The primary function of Paint Booth filters is to efficiently maintain airflow in your booth. If the filters are not kept clean, or replaced in a timely manner, painting overspray will begin to build up and dust will start to accumulate. Typically, Paint Booth exhaust filters need to be changed every 100 operating hours or every three to four work weeks. All filters should be addressed including intake, exhaust and air heater filters. Keeping Your Booth Dust Free Over time, dust and debris builds up in your paint booth, substantially reducing its efficiency. One way to keep dust out of your spray booth is to make a habit of keeping the doors closed. When you do open the doors, make sure the booth is running so any contaminates are drawn into the exhaust filters. You should also regularly clean the floors and walls [...]

2022-07-18T13:10:37-04:00July 18th, 2022|Spray Booths|Comments Off on Paint Booth Maintenance

Paint Spray Booth Cleaning And Maintenance Tips – Preserving Your Investment While Maximizing Job Results

Paint spray booths are designed to keep dust, dirt and moisture away from paint jobs being performed inside the booth. Occasionally you might find contaminants in your paint jobs, the reason is typically a dirty or poorly maintained paint spray booth. Establishing a regular cleaning and preventative maintenance routine can help keep your booth efficient and production costs low. Below are maintenance tips and best practices that can significantly extend the lifespan of a paint spray booth and reduce the risk of contamination by dust and dirt on your jobs. Limit traffic in and out of the spray booth. Less traffic means less chance for contamination. Have all painters wear a lint-free painter’s suit and headcover and store these suits in a clean area. Keep the spray booth’s doors closed as much as possible. Place a specialized mat at the entrance of the booth to help workers keep their feet clean when entering. Keep the spray booth on and running when you are bringing in the objects to be spayed. This way, any airborne contaminants you bring in are drawn [...]

2021-11-02T14:24:54-04:00November 2nd, 2021|Spray Booths|Comments Off on Paint Spray Booth Cleaning And Maintenance Tips – Preserving Your Investment While Maximizing Job Results

Air Flow and Ventilation of Paint Booths

Removal of polluted air and the introduction of clean fresh air into a paint booth is important for the safety of the operators and the quality of the end product. There are various ventilation methods for spray systems depending on the flow of air through the enclosure. There are advantages and disadvantages to each method. The ventilation methods include: Cross Draft – With a cross draft system, air enters from the front of the booth, usually through the main doors of the booth. It flows horizontally through the space to the back, and exits through an exhaust plenum in the back of the booth. The air flows directly to the area that is to be painted. These types of booths are generally the most economical and are easy to integrate into a facility; this makes them the most popular in many environments. However, the air flow is linear and travels a greater distance, making it more likely that if dust or other contaminant is present in the stream, it has a lot of ground to cover before it exits. In [...]

2023-06-20T14:11:31-04:00September 7th, 2021|Spray Booths|Comments Off on Air Flow and Ventilation of Paint Booths

Open Faced Dry Filter Paint Booth

Production Systems recently installed an open faced, dry filter paint booth with rear exhaust. The overall dimensions of the paint booth are 9’4’’ wide x 7’8’’ high x 7’2’’ deep. The paint booths exhaust included a 30’’ Tubeaxial fan with motor, belts, and a motor guard rated for 8,000 CFM at .375’’ ESP. The exhaust stack penetrated through a rear wall with a back draft damper and weather hood. A wall mounted air supply fan with housing, gravity dampers, weather hood, disconnect, and filter box was also installed to supply air for the Paint Booth. Learn more about the types of paint spray booths offered at Production Systems. You may also call us at (336) 886-7161, or email us at for more information.

2021-06-01T11:41:19-04:00June 1st, 2021|Spray Booths|Comments Off on Open Faced Dry Filter Paint Booth
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