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Powder painting is a material coating process, where dry, free-flowing powders are applied to a target electrostatically and then cured with heat to allow it to flow and form a “skin”. It is usually used to create a pre-determined hard finish, which maintains its color hue, and is tougher than conventional paint. After application of the powder coating, the parts enter a curing oven where with the addition of heat, a very durable weather resistant finish is achieved. Powder coatings can be applied to metal and non-metallic substrates such as plastics and fiberboard.

Some of the key benefits from a successful industrial filtration system of powder paint processing include:
  • Worker health and safety
  • Facility and asset safety
  • Improved product quality and consistency
  • Reduced housekeeping and equipment maintenance
  • Regulatory compliance

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Contaminant Characteristics

Contaminants from powder painting processes range from medium to light, fine particulates and fumes. Some contaminants may be hygroscopic or agglomerative when exposed to moisture.

Powder Paint Contaminant Hazards

Worker Inhalation and exposure to contaminants is an important concern on powder paint applications. Most materials commonly used in powder paint applications are combustible and / or explosive posing a significant threat to workers and to facility safety.

Design Approach for Powder Paint Contaminant Control

Powder paint rooms are generally designed where the industrial ventilation controls maintain a negative pressure relative to the adjacent rooms to contain the contaminant locally. Hoods within the painting equipment are designed to capture any powder that does not adhere to the target and then may pass through cyclone dust collectors to reclaim the material. Any contaminant not reclaimed is conveyed into the dust collection system where it is captured. The clean filtered air is returned to the painting area to minimize workload of air conditioning system and maintain constant pressure.

Industrial filtration solutions for powder paint processes may also require special options or accessories to improve the safety and reliability of the system. Bag-out options for consumed filters and collection drums may be used to limit exposure of collected material when performing system maintenance. Additional features such as duct and equipment clean-out doors are utilized because the safety after filters.

Fire retardant cartridges, sprinkler connections, explosion vents, suppression systems, duct isolation devices, or other safety devices are common when handling combustible and or explosive materials.

Product Solutions for Collecting Powder Paint Contaminants

We offer a full line of dust extraction and collection equipment which can be used to safely control these dry powder paint contaminants. The list below indicates our products that are most commonly applied into this application. Our application engineers can help you select the right product with the appropriate options and accessories such as explosion vents (swing doors or rupture panels), sprinklers, safety after-filters, rotary air locks, and more to meet your specific application and facility needs.

UAS products that are most suitable for powder paint applications include:

Various federal government agencies have regulations and standards in place to protect both workers and the environment from the hazards of abrasive blasting contaminants. Several national organizations also provide safety considerations and guidelines.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

  • Standard on Explosion Protection by Deflagration - NFPA 68-2013
  • Standard on Explosion Prevention Systems - NFPA 69-2014
  • Standard for Combustible Particulate Solids - NFPA 654-2013
  • Standard for Spray Application Using Flammable or Combustible Materials - NFPA 33

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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