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Spray booth cleaning is an important job, and if done effectively these cleaning procedures can therefore help to provide a more productive workplace and improve the environment.

Specific written procedures should be developed for cleaning your booth. The following examples can assist you:

" In down draft spray booths, used in some larger refinish coating facilities, air supply and exhaust volumes should be maintained at optimum design parameters.

" Paint overspray should be kept at minimum levels for conventional or HVLP/high efficiency air atomized spray guns by fine tuning spray patterns and minimizing air atomizing pressures

" Carefully planned cleaning schedules will also contribute to fewer cleaning cycles without sacrificing quality

" Spray booth walls may be coated with strippable compounds, preferably low VOC types that can be removed by hot, high-pressure water streams. Flat surfaces may be cleaned mechanically by scraping

" Booth cleaning equipment, including solvents should be stored in closed cabinets, preferably with limited access. Solvents used in cleaning operations should be closely monitored with volumes and access controlled. The use of non-VOC strippers and/or hot high pressure water should be used as the preferred option wherever feasible

" Used cleaning materials and equipment should be stored and sent for disposal in tightly sealed containers.

(Adapted from the CCME National Standards and Guidelines for the Reduction of Volatile Organic Compounds from Canadian/Commercial/Industrial Surface Coating Operations - Automotive Refinish) It is recommended that a copy of the complete document be ordered from:

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Energy Aspects of Pollution Prevention (U.S)
A study by The Small Business Pollution Prevention Center of the Iowa Waste Reduction Center.
The 'Energy Consumption of Painting and Coating Equipment' project examined the energy use of painting and related equipment, and attempted optimization.

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