As paint booths and blast rooms are generally one-time capital purchases, companies tend to have no staff personnel who can guide the decision maker with respect to the process of exploration and costing. BlastOne are experts in the design, engineering, construction, and implementation of paint booths and blast rooms and offer the following 5 critical components that determine the productivity, safety, and ultimately, cost of new blast room.
1. The Physical Shell – The room itself (the length, width, and height) will typically be determined by the largest material products you frequently blast. There is no need for a large booth if your products can easily fit inside a smaller compact space… and of course the opposite is also true. BlastOne works with clients to determine the necessary size required to satisfy your production needs.
2. Dust Collection System – The size of the room then determines the next important component of a blast room; the dust collection system. The dust collector needs to effectively clear the airborne dust and contaminants by sweeping fresh air from one end of the room, through exhaust plenums on the opposite side. The dust is then carried through ducting and ultimately to a filtration system which removes the contaminants and either releases the captured air into the greater environment, or recycles it through the blast chamber again.
3. The Abrasive Handling System – This system determines how all the spent abrasive will be handled after it collects on the floor of the booth. The options vary – from an unsophisticated manual process whereby the workers must shovel and sweep the used abrasive into collection bins – to very advanced, automated, full-floor recovery systems that collect, clean, and recycle the abrasive for future use. As there are many options, BlastOne will work to determine which is the most optimal for your particular situation.
4. The Abrasive Cleaning System – One the greatest benefits to a blast room, besides being able to control environmental conditions, is the ability to recycle abrasive and keep costs down. An abrasive cleaning system automatically separates and disposes of the dust and fine particles from the reusable abrasive and sends the reclaimed abrasive to the designated blast pot.
5. The Blast Pot – In order to blast anything, a pressurized vessel holding the abrasive will be needed. Depending on your needs (including how many operators inside the booth, or even if you use a robotics system) a proper blasting set-up is crucial for efficiency and productivity. Both air-prep and compressor-size are also critical components in themselves when designing the optimal system.