SPRAY BOOTH MAINTENANCE
Maintenance of Spray Booths -
"It's the Law"
According to OSHA and NFPA, spray booths must be properly maintained.
- NFPA 8-3: "All spary areas shall be kept free from the
accumulation of deposits of combustible residues."
- NFPA 8-4: "Maintenance procedures shall be established to
ensure replacing overspray collector filters before excessive
restriction to air flow occurs."
- OSHA 1910-159 Cleaning: "All spraying areas shall be
kept free from the accumulation of deposits of combustible
residues as practical, with cleaning conducted daily if
Proper maintenance is key to a spray booth's performance. If a spray booth
is allowed to operate without proper cleaning procedures, the percentage of
escaped material increases and the quality of freshly painted materials
decreases. In time, this escapage will coat the inside of the exhaust
stack and settle on the building roof and the surrounding area,.
A regulation spray booth will not create a fire by itself. All fires are
set by faulty auxiliary equipment, carelessness, poor housekeeping, spark or
heat producing equipment near the spray booth exhaust stack.
Cleaning an air filtration system is a dirty job, so it is often the "low man on
the totem pole" in the shop that inherits the job - usually begrudgingly.
Therefore, carefully consider your investment in your spray booth and your
desire for top quality work when it comes to your spray booth maintenance.
If booth maintenance isn't your thing, consider using BCI Equipment Specialists
to maintain your spray booth. BCI will send our highly trained technicians
to your facility to inspect your spray booth filters, heat exchangers and booth,
then perform whatever maintenance is necessary to keep the system in peak
operating condition. In fact, some spray booth manufacturers recommend
using outside maintenance services, like BCI, because they are better trained to
service the equipment properly.
With each BCI maintenance visit, you will receive an updated computer printout
stating the services performed on your spray booth. This will assist you
in tracking your spray booth service for government inspections.
Additionally, your spray booth will operate more cleanly and smoothly, giving
you better quality results.
For a personalized spray booth maintenance program, please