Dust Collection for powder coating processes.
Airborne dust particulate in the powder coating process can be hazardous to workers. Powder coating contains different chemicals that can cause sparking and fires, health issues for workers, and electrical problems in the facility. Systems for controlling, collecting, and eliminating dust from coatings must be in place to ensure a safe, clean, efficient workplace.
What is Powder Coating?
Powder coatings are made from dry chemical compounds, and are applied to surfaces using an electrostatic bonding process. The powders are sprayed onto the surface, and then cured in a special oven to form a solid, durable coating. Powder coatings are applied to a wide variety of products, particularly metal surfaces. The powder coating process is an important part of manufacturing. This type of coating is preferable to paint coatings because of the durability of the bond, the strength and appearance of the powder coating, and the versatility of applications.
Powder Coating Dust Collection Challenges
The hazard and combustibility of dust in a process should be evaluated by a Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA) to fully understand the reactive nature and risks associated with the dust generated in an application.
In addition to providing dust control and mitigation equipment, Airpro Inc. can also provide custom fans to exhaust heat from the oven curing process.
Typical Dust Collection Equipment
Some of the dust collection equipment that may be used in a powder coating facility: