Spray booth drying times and why they’re so important

As most businesses in the UK look to make their processes more energy efficient and environmentally friendly, those with spray booths must do the same. We think that it begins with an understanding of how spray booth drying times can simultaneously speed up your operation while saving you money along the way. There’s a great deal to be said for bringing in spray booths for sale and revenue purposes – they’re an integral part of many businesses’ operations.

There’s also the quality of the work itself, of course. Speeding up your operation while saving money should in no way lead to the sacrifice of finish quality. So, there’s a balance to be struck.

This article will demonstrate how understanding spray booth drying times can result in speedier operations, lower energy costs, and consistently high quality paint finishes.

The issue of productivity and spray booth drying times

For every business that owns and operates a spray booth, there’s an issue that lies at the heart of everything they spray. The longer the drying time, the fewer jobs can be completed in any one day. That said, the drying period is essential to achieve a high quality paint finish. So, what do you do?

One particular solution that we engineered at Junair is the QADs Auxiliary Air Movement System. Here is how our innovation works to reduce your spray booth drying times and save you money.

The role QADs plays in spray booth drying times

QADs is an invaluable asset for any business with a spray booth. It allows you to process more work, generate more revenue, and save time generally. In fact, QADs has been shown to reduce paint drying and curing times by up to 35%.

QADs is an air movement system which supplies heated airflow from the corners of your spray booth to cover all areas of the cabin; since heat rises, they substantially reinforce the heat levels so that jobs can be completed quicker with drying times reduced.

The airflow is designed to disrupt the air moving over a painted surface during flash off and bake cycles. During the “flash off” cycle this air disruption speeds up the removal of solvent or water from the coating. During the “baking” cycle the auxiliary air movement speeds up
the increase in panel temperature, thus shortening the baking process. The adjustable nozzles enable you to direct airflow against the painted surface.

What do you need to know about spray booth drying times?

You need to maintain a low humidity environment

As we’ve said, high levels of heat and a consistent airflow will help speed up the drying and curing process. Essentially, you need a dry environment and those of higher humidity will increase the process time.

High humidity in your spray booth cabin will result in the slower evaporation and will therefore give you slower drying times.

Make sure the heat is distributed evenly

To make sure that the heat covers all areas, you need even supply and distribution of airflow. That’s why our QADs are placed strategically to guarantee this.

With us, you can save on your energy costs

When you’re working in the industrial sector, saving on energy costs is a significant concern. With our products and innovations, we can help you do just that. To learn more about how we can help, get in touch here.

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