Do you want your spray booth to catch fire and explode? Certainly no one wants that. In order to be confident that the area is safe, inspections will be necessary. Keep reading to learn how you can ensure that your safety booth is working safely.
Spray booths are controlled environments where material washing, painting, and finishing take place. They are also called paint booths or finishing booths. Spray booths are often connected to a conveyor and actually a safety precaution in and of themselves. They reduce paint overspray and keep the work environment safe for everyone. However, they are also subject to explosion.
You can use a spray gun to apply paint and other finishing sprays, either automatically or manually . They are usually applied using compressed air, but the materials they spray are very flammable. The booth prevents coworkers from being exposed to this air. Just the spark of a lighter could cause serious problems if the space were to be contaminated.
Dust Collection Systems
Dust collection systems are also a concern for safety managers. These systems filter and clean the air inside the spray booth. Too much dust in the air can compromise the paint job and ruin a product. The main causes of fires include static electricity or welding/cutting metal too close to the booth. It’s important to go over these areas, clean filters regularly, and get anything with fire away from the booth.
For specific information from OSHA on spray finishing using flammable or combustible gas, click here.
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