If your spray shop business undertakes large volumes of spray paint, you'll have considered a spray booth extraction system. Spray booths are ideal for the design and manufacture of industrial products that need spray painting. Benefits of providing paint spray booths:
- Simple and easy to maintain
- Modular system construction
- Complies with all Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidance
How do Spray Booths Work?
Spray booths work by drawing paint laden air to travel through the spray booth whereby paint fumes and airborne paint droplets are caught by the filter paper. The filter media is made from Andrea paper and spans across the width of the spray booth. The Andrea paper is folded into a concertina form and is one, two or three layers deep, making the route traitorous.
Paint extraction units collect between 80-90% of the dry overspray dust to leave the chamber behind clear of paint overspray and paint fumes.
Spray Booth Variants
These in various sizes and can be assembled as part of a modular system to meet your fume extraction requirements. Booths are manufactured in galvanised steel, which is double-folded for stiffness and rigidity. They offer a complete wet paint and paint fume extraction system solution for your business. Dry filter spray booths can be supplied in various kinds to suit your range of painting processes, they include:
- Bench type - These can be specified in a variety of different modular depths and widths, and feature a workbench as standard. These are ideal for smaller workpieces.
- Low-level Penums - These can be specified in a variety of different modular depths and widths, however, are ideal for converting rooms into spray rooms.
- Extended heights - These can be specified in a variety of different modular depths and widths (typically 1-meter in-depth, as standard), however, these are taller and area ideal for taller workpieces.
- Standard Type - These can be specified in a variety of different depths and widths (typically 1-meter in-depth, as standard).
Spray booths come complete with a push-button start button for each motor, whilst spray booths can be specified to feature integrated ultra-white LED lighting to illuminate the workpiece.
Maintenance is simple, as part of ongoing maintenance regimes, with disposable spray booth filters only taking a few minutes to replace.
What are the Dangers of Spray Painting?
The HSE defines products such as paints, thinners and glues as solvents, or VOCs (volatile organic compounds). Tasks such as spraying, for example in bodywork spray workshops, can generate very high exposures levels.
What do the HSE State?
In the Health and Safety Executive's (HSE) ‘HSG140: Safe Use and Handling of Flammable Liquids’ guidance, it states that: there should be sufficient ventilation where flammable liquids are being handled to dilute any released vapours to a safe level, below the applicable workplace exposure limit. However, where there is not sufficient ventilation, mechanical ventilation, through the form of local exhaust ventilation is required.
HSE HSG276: Isocyanate Paint Spraying guidance states: “Isocyanate paint mist is invisible and breathing it in can cause occupational asthma:” However, Yale School of Medicine state: “If occupational asthma develops, attacks can are triggered in a variety of environments; not just by isocyanate exposure."
The HSE recommend that local exhaust ventilation (LEV) is put in place to help capture solvent fumes and overspray to help clean the air. Extracted air should be discharged to a safe place. Read the HSE’s latest spray room/booth guidance here.
Health Risks Associated with Bodywork Spray Workshops
Solvents can penetrate the body when vapours and fumes are inhaled, whilst in contact with your skin, or; through solvent-contaminated workwear. Solvents can have several short-term health risks that include, irritation of eyes, lungs, skin and headaches, whilst long-term health risks can include; dermatitis and occupational asthma. You can read more about the dangers of solvents here.
The Right Dust Extraction Solution for Your Needs
Auto Extract Systems offer a wide range of high quality dry back spray booths, or also commonly known as extraction chambers to extract paint overspray and paint fume from the workplace.
Auto Extract Systems can help specify and design the right LEV system for your business's requirements. We only use the highest quality products and installations come complete with a 12-month installation warranty. Find out more about our LEV Installations service.
A Complete LEV System
Reverse pulse filters should be utilised in conjunction with one of our centrifugal fans to vent the captured fumes to the reverse pulse filter.
To find out more about reverse pulse filters and how we can help you find the right local exhaust ventilation (LEV) system for you and your business, head over to our News section. To arrange a free site assessment, call us on +44 (0)1942 267444 or click the yellow Request My Free Assessment button above.
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We'll call to arrange a convenient time and date to visit your site. We'll analyse your working processes, assess the substances used and the contaminants generated. We'll work out how best to control the dust and fume in a way that's in line with your COSHH risk assessment. Next, we'll design you a comprehensive LEV system that adheres to HSG258 guidance and send this you to via email.
We'll do all this to ensure we fully understand your dust and fume extraction requirements and help you to provide a pollution-free workplace!
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