Dry Filter Spray Booths
Safe Environmental Designs
Spray Systems’ Industrial Dry Filter Spray Booths are custom designed to satisfy all local and federal safety and code regulations, like IFC and NFPA-33, and others. Protection of all painters has our complete dedication in the engineering of your booth. We also ensure the protection of the work areas outside of the booth and the environment outside of your facility. All without the loss of any efficiency to remove paint overspray while protecting a uniform air flow throughout the work area.
Designing and Installing Your Industrial Manufacturing Dry Filter Booth
The vast majority of spray booth solutions in the industrial manufacturing industry use dry filtration technology. This is in contrast to water wash booths that can only be justified with very high production rates, as sometimes these high production rates require the use of water wash booths. Industrial Manufacturing spray booths are typically designed with dry filters that are sized to accommodate the wide variety of part sizes in the industrial manufacturing market.
Here are some key questions to answer in designing the right industrial manufacturing dry filter booth for you:
Size of products matter; is your spray booth the right size when considering your products?
Whether you’re spraying golf balls, appliances, patio furniture or other products, one variable stays constant…based on the size of booth, you’ll need to consider maintaining at least a 3 – foot clearance over the top of the products, as well as a 5- foot clearance around the products being sprayed.
All products must be evaluated within your specific manufacturing and production processes in order to responsibly design your industrial manufacturing dry filter booth. Whether you use a batch system or automated conveyor system, Spray Systems will determine with you the right size of spray booth for you based on your finishing application requirements. For instance, batch systems require adequate product clearance for the paint operator, whereas the automated conveyor system requires ample clearance for the automated application equipment to operate to specifications, including robotics.
How much area in your facility can be dedicated to your spray booth?
- Depending on whether you have batch or automated application equipment, determining where the booth will be located inside your facility is critical. There are several factors to consider regarding the location of your spray booth:
- Is there enough clearance around the booth to mount the appropriate air moving equipment, as well as access to light fixtures, and remain sensitive to the application equipment in use?
- Are there building conditions to consider, such as roof framing (e.g., building trusses), electrical power and other utility supply lines that may be an obstruction to any ductwork or other booth components?
- Can the booth be located adjacent to an exterior wall to save facility space? If not, you’ll be required to maintain the required 3-foot clearance from the wall. The fire department should allow you to place the booth adjacent to the wall as long as the wall has at least a (1) hour fire rating.
- Will the booth be located in such a place within the facility that maintains your workflow, from manufactured product to finished product ready form packaging and shipping? We understand that building a seamless operation in the facility gains speed, quality and lower costs for our customers – the location of your dry filter spray booth plays a critical role in achieving that objective.
Does your spray booth require an Air Makeup Unit (AMU)?
Industrial dry filter booths require large exhaust volumes. Typically, this exhaust air is supplied from a direct gas-fired AMU system that replenishes the air in the booth that is being exhausted. The larger the booth, the more air that needs to be supplied. Be careful: The calculated air volume, if the booth is not designed properly, may be too much, or too little, leading to operational inefficiency and poor airflow within the booth.
Where will the AMU be located, on your roof or inside your facility?
Industrial dry filter booths typically require an AMU to effectively meet the airflow requirements. These units are typically mounted outside the building horizontally on the roof of the building, or vertically alongside the building. AMUs can be large; some exceed 20 feet in length or more. Be sure to take the size and weight of these units into consideration based on the overall size of the booth.
AMUs, by nature, are relatively heavy, and you need to consider how you’re going to support this weight. If the building’s roof cannot support your AMU, other options exist, such as mounting the AMU on a platform inside the building or on top of the booth, itself. If an indoor AMU is required, you will need to add the required intake duct from the roof line or adjacent wall to the intake of the AMU, which draws sufficient air from the outside.
Do you need accelerated drying options in the curing process?
If an AMU is used in your industrial dry filter spray booth design, it can easily add a Bake Mode feature to the operation. The cure mode accelerates the cure time of the freshly painted product, and thus, increases production speed.
You will need to regulate all features of the booth – from lights to temperature, to air flow – with a control panel designed by Spray Systems. This control panel can be designed to allow you to switch between a spray mode and a bake mode with temperature control and a bake timer that can be adjusted accordingly based on your curing requirements. The burner, and many of the controls, are already in the AMU unit, so this feature can be added relatively, inexpensively.
What local and federal regulations do I need to address in the design of the booth?
Industrial dry filter spray booths are highly regulated and are required to meet all local and federal standards and regulations. These regulations include:
- NFPA-33 Spraying of Flammable Material
- NFPA-68 Standards for Explosion Protection
- NFPA-70 National Electric Codes
- NFPA-86 Standards Ovens for Oven and Furnaces
- International Building Codes (IBC)
- International Fire Code (IFC)
- International Mechanical Code ((MC)
- OSHA 1910.107 Protection
- Any other local codes or AHJ (Authority Having Jurisdiction)
Customers compliment our booths for delivering a high-quality finish
Spray Systems prides itself on designing dry filter spray booths that allow painters to deliver the highest quality finish to their products. Rest assured that your custom dry filter booth design will be manufactured to efficiently and effectively remove airborne paint particles by designing exhaust systems that maintain and ensure uniform air flow throughout the booth.
Your Industrial booth will be flexible and adaptable
Spray Systems’ cross draft dry filter spray booths are modular in design. We use 30- feet wide panels, which are bolted 6 inches on center. This creates a sturdy enclosure while it provides the flexibility to add-on sections as your operation requires. This allows you to adapt our custom designed industrial-type dry filter spray booths to any finishing application that meets your operating objectives conveyorized dry spray booth models for higher production, to simpler open face booths for batch production operations. For a cleaner painting environment, you can add automatic booth balance controls, air make-up systems, front filter doors.
When Durability and Appearance matter
Spray Systems constructs your dry filter spray booth by only using durable, premium grade G-90 galvanized steel -a higher grade steel material that ensures our dry spray booths resist corrosion and last longer. And our booth is designed and constructed in such a way that it contributes to the overall all look and use of your facility, overall.
Discover a lower operating cost
High efficiency is the goal for all Spray Systems’ dry filter spray booths. We utilize variable frequency drives, and motors that are rated for high efficiency, in all of our spray booth designs. We can also recirculate exhaust systems to recover conditioned air for even a higher efficiency system. Spray Systems will conduct lighting calculations and will recommend the most efficient lighting system required in the design of your booth to meet your needs. We achieve this through use of high-efficiency T-8 (4-tube) fluorescent fixtures, or the new, advanced LED light fixtures.