Paint is dangerous for your health. They contain all kinds of toxic substances like VOC, mercury, and others which can make you sick if not appropriately used and in big enough and well-ventilated spaces. The first step you should undertake when starting a paint booth is to ensure it has the right filtration system and other systems. An Industrial Paint Booth needs a proper filtration system and several other features that will allow them to work at their full power. Here are the essential features you need to consider before choosing a paint booth:
Proper Filtration System
A good paint booth should include an efficient filtering system that traps fumes, particles, and odors from the air. Air quality should meet the industry standards because if it doesn’t, it can emit harmful particles. The standard limit for particles is 50mg, but this can vary depending on your industry sector and how much paint will be used at any one time.
Filters replacement frequency
You need to consider the frequency rate because this factor will tell how often you need to replace the filters. Typically, there are three types of different filter systems:
v Once every month
v Twice a month
v Once each week
Choosing an appropriate system will determine the efficiency of the booth. Therefore, you should always double-check the product’s specifications before buying it.
Proper ventilation system
The standard industrial paint booth should also include an option to control airflow, labor-saving functions like separate lighting for work and rest areas, floor or sump drain (in case of water leaks). It should also have a minimum level of illumination (approximately 10 ft-c) – enough to see what you’re doing without damaging your eyes. The door opening angle should be at least 120 degrees. That will allow you to move in and out easily while ensuring no paint on one side, which could get stuck onto clothing or skin when trying to open the door.
An overheat protection system is crucial because no paint will be sprayed if the temperature reaches its limit. Most of the booths on the market use a temperature control system that you can set manually. However, some booths will automatically turn off the booth if it reaches their limit (usually around 95 degrees Fahrenheit).
Work time function
The work time function lets you pre-set how long you want your booth to work for – saving both energy and money. It is recommended to set this timer for at most two hours because the paint will eventually dry and become useless after that time. If the booth is not turned off before it reaches its stop time, it might damage itself or even start a fire due to high temperatures. Therefore, you need to ensure that the spray booth has a feature before buying it.
Adjustable ceiling height
The ceiling height should be adjustable to allow for different-sized objects. The standard should include the highest possible setting because this will ensure that even larger components can fit into the booth without problems.
Good suction power
The suction power of the booth is critical because it will determine how much paint you can filter at one time. A good suction system allows for around 10-15 ft³/min airflow, which means that 20ft³ of air will be filtered in 15 minutes. That means more productivity and a limited amount of money spent on filters.