Spray Booth Maintenance

 

In order to provide a safe working environment, maintain equipment efficiency, and attain a high quality, blemish free finished product it is recommended that you set up a spray booth maintenance schedule. The schedule will vary depending on the painting facility and the amount and type of products applied, but should be implemented and adhered to on a pre-determined basis.

It is recommended that the manufacturer’s recommended filters be utilized when any filters are being replaced. If you choose to utilize a different type of filter in your equipment, contact your booth supplier to ensure that the chosen filter will allow your equipment to operate as designed.

Maintenance should be done on an ongoing basis and some items that require regular monitoring and attention are listed below on a daily, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual basis. This list is intended to be used only as a guideline. If the manufacturer of your equipment or components recommends a different maintenance schedule, those recommendations should be adhered to.



*** Please ensure that all pertinent safety precautions are taken prior to and during equipment maintenance. ***

 

Note: - DO NOT OVER GREASE BEARINGS – TOO MUCH GREASE IN A SEALED BEARING WILL DESTROY THE BEARING – GREASE SHOULD NOT “OOZE” OUT OF BEARING SEALS.



Daily

  • Check manometer or other provided filter monitoring to determine exhaust filter cleanliness –  change exhaust filters if required.
  • Ensure exhaust filters clear of obstructions – ie. Masking paper or plastic.
  • Inspect all surfaces that can accumulate overspray buildup and clean if required – including walls, ceiling, floors, doors, light fixtures and lifts if equipped.


Monthly

  • Visually check the booth input filters for cleanliness – replace if required.
  • Visually check lights and replace burned-out tubes.
  • Inspect the make up air unit filters – replace (or clean) if required.

 

Quarterly

  • Check control panel cooling fan filter and housing if equipped – clean if required.
  • Check exhaust and intake plenums and ductwork – clean if required.
  • Inspect and lubricate exhaust fan bearings if equipped with grease fittings.
  • Inspect the exhaust fan belt(s) and belt tension  – tighten or replace if required.
  • Check exhaust fan pulley alignment – adjust if required.
  • Check exhaust fan fasteners, set screws, and lock collars – tighten if required.
  • Inspect the fan blades for cleanliness and or damage – replace if required.
  • Inspect and lubricate the make-up air unit bearings if equipped with grease fittings.
  • Inspect the make-up air unit belt(s) and belt tension - tighten or replace if required.
  • Check make-up air unit pulley alignment – adjust if required.
  • Check make-up air unit blower fasteners, set screws, and lock collars – tighten if required. - NOT DOING THIS STEP, PARTICULARLY ON A BAKING BOOTH, COULD POTENTIALLY VOID YOUR WARRANTY
  • Inspect the blower for foreign objects or damage – clean or replace if required.
  • Check the gas and electrical controls for cleanliness.

 

Semi-Annually

  • Check the exhaust fan motor -  remove dust and dirt from the motor and lubricate if required.
  • Check the exhaust fan blades - clean or replace if required.
  • Check the make-up air motor -  remove dust and dirt from the motor and lubricate if required.
  • Check the make-up air blower - clean if required.

 

Annually

  • Have a certified gasfitter or qualified service technician inspect the make-up air unit and service the burner.
  • Have a certified electrician or qualified service technician inspect the make-up air unit and controls and tighten all electrical connections.