If you have just taken ownership of a new spraybooth system, you’ll want to make sure you look after such a critical asset to your business. Servicing is vital to ensure the efficiency and safety of any machinery used in a commercial environment.
Fortunately, there are ways to maintain an optimum level of performance from your spraybooth while also extending its lifespan. In this blog, we’ve gathered together a few basic maintenance checks that you can apply to your system. With these checks, you will be able to catch any potential issues early on.
Checks that should be in your daily routine
Before we get going, it should be noted that all spraybooths should be provided with an operating and maintenance manual from the manufacturer which will detail specific maintenance requirements. However, the basics for most spraybooths are generally the same.
Here are the maintenance checks that you should find time to do when you’re going about your weekly and monthly inspections.
- Unless your spraybooth has a completely grated floor, you should sweep the floor at the start and end of each day. Things can get really dusty in and around the booth area, as you’ll likely know!
- Check and extract filters when necessary. We recommend that exhaust filters are changed at regular intervals. Operating a spraybooth with clogged filters can increase the cost of operations, as well as reducing airflow in the booth and compromising the quality of the paint finish.
- Check your booth pressure and adjust it to ensure it’s running under negative pressure.
- Make sure that the booth’s door seals are clean and intact. If they’re allowing even the slightest bit of outside air in, it could compromise the quality of the end product. Overspray can build up on the door seals which makes them less airtight – wipe the seals every now and then. If overspray is building up on the seals, it’s a sign that the filters may need changing.
Checks that should be made periodically
Here are some maintenance checks that do not require daily upkeep, but should be made every now and again.
- Replace the fan belts on your motors and then adjust them to the required tension.
- Take a close look at the control panel and assess the timer settings as well as the temperature controls. Ensure that it all looks normal and that it’s set to your chosen settings.
- Check how your light fixtures are doing. Look for any damaged glass or issues with wire connections.
- You should also, periodically, ensure that all workers operating the spraybooth are fully trained on safety, cleanliness, and incident management.
Spraybooth maintenance and servicing
The key to ensuring a long life for your spraybooth and ancillary spraybooth equipment is simply due care and attention. Preventative maintenance is relatively straightforward and good in-house procedures between scheduled spraybooth services will benefit your business long-term.