Commercial spray booths come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes in order to accommodate the exact needs of different companies. This variety means there is certainly a spray booth to serve any need, but it also means it can be difficult to determine which commercial spray booth is right for your company.
The Right Booth for You
There are many components that come into play when choosing a commercial spray booth. Ask yourself the following questions to determine which spray booth will best fit all of your specifications:
- What materials do you need to apply? In general, commercial spray booths are used to apply paint, but they can apply other substances to products as well. Before choosing a booth, make sure it is designed to deal with all of the materials that are a necessary part of your operation.
- How much space is available for the booth? Commercial spray booths are often large and require a certain amount of free space around them. It is a good idea to ensure you have enough space to safely install a booth before purchasing it.
- Do you need a closed face or an open face cabin? A closed face cabin is equipped with doors in order to provide more protection for both your employees and for the products being sprayed, but sometimes an open face cabin without doors is acceptable.
- How often will you be spraying products? If your operation requires continuous spraying, consider a heavier duty, more durable booth. Limited or intermittent spraying can often be accomplished with less expensive options.
- Which application method will be most effective? Some of the different booth options include electrostatic, air atomization, and airless atomization, each of which is more effective in different situations. Do some research to determine which application method is recommended for your specific industry.
- Which type of airflow do you need? Airflow is one of the most important components in commercial spray booths. Unsurprisingly, there are a number of different options that each have strengths for different circumstances.
The Major Types of Airflow
The way the airflow is designed in a commercial spray booth determines which types of materials should be used in the booth. In each booth, air must be drawn in and circulated in one of the following ways:
- Full downdraft. One of the most popular options, a full downdraft commercial spray booth, draws in air through ceiling vents and circulates the air vertically through the booth.
- Semi-downdraft. This style of airflow is actually a type of cross flow design that incorporates elements of a full downdraft.
- Side-draft. Like a full downdraft system, a side-draft booth pulls air in through the ceiling but then exhausts it through the walls.
- Cross flow. Cross flow commercial spray booths introduce air horizontally to the work area.
Once you have considered all of these elements, you should be ready to select a commercial spray booth. However, it is a good idea to discuss your options with an expert before making a final decision.
RelyOn Technologies has been customizing and installing paint booth systems for over 30 years. If you would like to discuss your project with one of our experienced consultants, please do not hesitate to contact us at 562-697-7095.