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Document ID (ISN)40906
CIS number 83-1887
ISSN - Serial title Cahiers de notes documentaires - Sécurité et hygiène du travail
Year 1983
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Cornu J.C., Leleu J.
Title Study of a closed painting booth - Anemometric measurements and air pollution
Original title Etude d'une cabine de peinture fermée - Mesures anémométriques et pollution de l'air [in French]
Bibliographic information 4th quarter 1983, No.113, Note No.1450-113-83, p.505-516. Illus.
Abstract Air flow and pollution rates were measured in an experimental automobile spray-painting booth (manned and unmanned) with various blower and extractor configurations and air-flow regimes; glyptal paint was used. Similar measurements were obtained in the field for a polyurethane paint system. Regardless of the type of paint used, there are several basic considerations in assuring healthy working conditions in the booth: the overall air flow through a booth is not an adequate measure of its performance - only air velocity measurements at several different points will provide sufficient information; air velocities that are too low prevent the establishment of a stable air-flow regime; 0.3m/s is proposed as a threshold value; effects of higher velocities are discussed; blower and extractor configuration have a strong effect on air distribution within the booth.
Descriptors (primary) local exhaust; paint mist; airflow measurement; spray booths; ventilation; painting
Descriptors (secondary) threshold limit values; description of technique; paints and varnishes
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Heating, ventilation and climate
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Surface treatment
Ventilation