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Chapter 7- Powder Coating System Design Considerations (eChapter from User's Guide to Powder Coating, Fourth Edition) Image

Chapter 7- Powder Coating System Design Considerations (eChapter from User's Guide to Powder Coating, Fourth Edition)


Author(s)/Editor(s): Nicholas Liberto PE
Published By:
SME

Published: 02/28/2003
Product ID:
BK03PUB1_E_CH-7
ISBN:
978-1-62104-046-0

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Description

A proper powder-coating facility is an important part of producing consistently high-quality products. Being able to design a facility from the ground up is the ideal situation. Many systems, however, must be installed within available plant space. In every locality, guidelines and parameters exist for air quality and liquid- and solid-waste disposal. This information should be reviewed carefully with local regulatory agencies prior to designing a powder-coating system. Adequate consideration should be given to the availability and accessibility of all utilities. Energy is needed in a powder system to heat solutions and cure the applied powder. Water is needed in the metal preparation stages. Disposal facilities must economically handle the spent solutions and solids that are residual to the system. Components of a powder-coating system rely on each other to maintain a safe and healthy operation. Proper operation of each component ensures a safe and healthy working environment and results in maximum productivity. Several factors should be considered in operating and maintaining a powder-coating system.