Spray Booth Efficacy and Code Compliance

A crucial part of the purchasing and installation of any spray booth or shop equipment is to ensure that your equipment and installation meet all of the safety and legal requirements that apply in your city, state, and country.  Here at MAS, we make sure that our services and products meet or exceed all the codes related to your installation and equipment purchase.

Our staff of employees and our dedicated core of vendors strictly follow and contribute to the advancement of these standards.  We are constantly evaluating “Best Available Control Technologies” (BACT), Best Practices, and new standards for higher energy ratings efficacies to assure that our customers receive the latest and greatest technologies offered for today’s demanding environment.

Managed Air Systems is an expert in compliance.  We provide peace of mind when compliance is in question by making sure all OSHA, EPA and state guidelines are met.  Through our analytical process, we will test cabin airflow, stack velocity, filtration requirements and installation conditions.  Then we will work with you to educate your operators and management team on proper maintenance and inspections procedures to keep your paint shop performing at peak efficiency while staying in compliance.

At the completion of every investigation, Managed Air Systems provides a final air quality and compliance report containing an analysis of the findings, copies of laboratory results and our recommendations.

Testing, sampling & compliance services include:

  • Grade of Air Quality
  • Carbon Dioxide
  • Carbon Monoxide
  • Temperature Control
  • Relative Humidity
  • Particulate Matter
  • Moisture Testing
  • OSHA & EPA Compliance

The 10 most common causes of contamination:

  1. Poor utilization of process control when preparing the sub straight for painting
  2. Poor surface preparation and inability to see contamination on the surface
  3. Booth environment not properly balanced or pressurized
  4. Poor and/or uneven velocity around sub straight
  5. Low airflow or movement around the sub straight
  6. Chemical wipe fibers left on or in the surface
  7. Poor quality of “tack” or preparation wipes
  8. Poor quality of paint filtration equipment or supplies
  9. Contamination found within paint booth due to poor maintenance
  10. Operators or painters not properly dressed for painting