Spray painting tasks for different industrial applications aren’t just defined by the choice of paint used, and the design and construction of spray booths. Quality services are also influenced by responsible and pro-active use of spray booth filters. Specifically, the end quality of the spray paint finish is defined by the appropriate use of paint overspray arrestor filters. Spray booth filters can help screen the dirt and other contaminants that are present in the air within the working area. And with the presence of these filters, the air quality inside the spray booth will improve thus ensuring a cleaner and quality spray paint all the time.
Filters for use inside the spray paint booth can come in many forms, and some of the hardworking filters are the intake filters. These filters can screen the dirt and other particles from the air that may enter the chamber. Under normal spray booth design; these filters are often installed in doors and the ceiling of the downdraft spray booths. Depending on the design of the spray paint booth, pre-filters may be added that can take out the coarse dirt, dust or contaminants, thus extending the service life of filters. Commercial pre-filters are designed to screen out nearly 75 percent of dust particles that range from 7 to 10 micrometers.
Replace spray booth filters for improved paint jobs
Without the services of the filters, the airflow within the spray booth will be filled with dust and contaminants that may impact efficiency. Also, having a clogged spray booth filter will push for the booth fans to work harder, thus impacting its efficiency and service life. But don’t just install booth filters; remember to maintain and replace the filters at recommended intervals to ensure the efficiency of the filters. Dirty and loaded paint booth filters can limit the airflow inside the booth and ruin spray paint quality. This problem is magnified by the presence of combustible solids that may eventually catch fire if left unattended.
To avoid accidents in the workplace and to ensure better paint quality, it’s recommended to replace filters at appropriate intervals. What you can do is to regularly check the condition of the filters and see if these are already loaded with dirt. For a more automated approach to filter maintenance, you can tap the services of a manometer or draft gauge that can monitor spray booth filtration efficiency. With the use of the equipment, you’ll easily know if there’s a pressure drop in filters that suggest an immediate replacement of filters. Whatever approach you take, the main requirement is to appreciate the roles played by spray booth filters and replace these on time.