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Document ID (ISN)39496
CIS number 83-348
ISBN(s) 91-524-0632-6
Year 1982
Convention or series no. ivf-resultat 82501
Author(s) Lückner S., Österberg L.
Title Improving the working environment at low pressure spraying work stations
Original title Möjligheter att förbättra arbetsmiljön vid lågtryckssprutning [in Swedish]
Bibliographic information Sveriges Mekanförbund, Box 5506, 11485 Stockholm, Sweden, Feb. 1982. 21p. Illus. 7 ref.
Abstract A description of the low-pressure paint spraying technique is given, and it is pointed out that during normal work up to 50% of the paint sprayed may be lost into the atmosphere. To minimise atmospheric contamination, it is proposed that : the spray method and spray nozzle should be selected to ensure that paint atomisation is no finer than necessary; spraying parameters should be optimised to minimise spray loss; ventilation air should be directed in such a way as to carry spray mists away from the operator. The most important parameter affecting spray loss is the spraying distance: the greater the spraying distance the greater the paint loss. Increased air pressure and decreased paint flow also increase the paint loss.
Descriptors (primary) paint mist; mechanical ventilation; paint spraying
Descriptors (secondary) limitation of exposure; description of technique; optimization
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Other equipment and plant
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Surface treatment
Ventilation