Powder booth Airflow issues solved by an Air Power Dynamic Duo

Problem:

The client, a local manufacturer, was having air flow issues within it’s paint operation. This was causing major dust/powder buildup in the nearby areas of the plant. Not only this, but the inefficiency of the airflow was hampering overall plant performance.

Solution

After on onsite review with the customer, Chris Case (Account Manager) and Travis Stirewalt (Technical Specialist) were able to determine that the 2nd and 3rd stages were horribly neglected. In addition, we pointed out that although airflow with no filters and clean filters was excellent, the airflow with the clogged stage 2 and 3 were causing the issues.  We installed the Kemwove filters during a one day trial and testing period of the filter process. Two weeks later, we revisited the plant to check on the filters and then again a couple of weeks after that. The customer had moved into some of their old first stage inventory (paint pockets) but had left our 2nd and 3rd stages alone as requested. The 2nd stage filters were absolutely full and had spared the bulk of powder capture leaving the 3rd stage pocket filters in great shape.

Results

With the collected data over the test and review period, we were able to provide a concise filter plan and maintenance schedule for monthly, quarterly and annual review.  For this customer – better air flow, improved plant performance, and a reduction of annual filter costs!

 

Filter Troubles

Prevost Launches new 4″ Air Pipe System

Provost 4" Air Pipe System

Prevost Corporation, an international manufacturer of pneumatic equipment, is pleased to announce its Prevost Piping System (PPS) 100% aluminum line has expanded to include a new 4” diameter size.

Like the existing line, the 4” range boasts an extensive selection of fittings and accessories making it the most complete range by any single manufacturer. They designed the 4” fittings to facilitate installation while maintaining the same reliable performance customers have grown to trust. The double lobe O-ring in our fittings, guarantees the system leak free for 10 years. In addition to the 4” launch, they also developed new “CC” fittings designed for compressor rooms and limited space constraints, innovative installation tools, and a pneumatic safety shutoff valve. The entire system is fully customizable and designed to accommodate any facility configuration.

They meet numerous worldwide certifications though our rigorous Research & Development design process, stringent manufacturing operations and thorough quality inspections. Their products meet the following international requirements: ISO 9001 for quality management, ISO 8573-1 Class 0.0.0 for air quality, ASME B31.1 & ASME B31.3 for pressurized equipment, Fire Classification UL 723 – ASTM E84 and ATEX approved for gas, areas 1 & 2 then dust, areas, 21 & 22.

Prevost Piping


Since 1978, Prevost has been developing, manufacturing and marketing a complete range of products suitable for air, fluid and vacuum systems. Innovation has always been the central pillar of PREVOST’s strategy and why they strive to develop top quality, safe and sustainable products. They specialize in safety couplings, blowguns, piping networks, air filtration and pneumatic equipment.

Interested in learning more about Prevost’s new 4″ piping system…please contact Air Power