When you are looking for a small parts booth, there are a few key items to consider, such as the size of the booth, the type of filters, and the CFM.
The booth size should be a size that gives you a comfortable area around the item that you are painting, not just for movement, but so that the air flows around the item easily. We designed the perfect small parts booth, and the specifications are listed below.
CFM is an abbreviation of “Cubic Feet per Minute”, and is a measure of the rate at which air moves through a given space. The larger a space is, the more air (or CFM) must move through that space. The industry standard states that the rate should be 100 feet per minute.
Exhaust filters are meant to catch overspray and remove it from the air stream before the exhaust air leaves the booth. Our spray booth also has a second chemically enhanced “carbon” filter to remove fumes and solvents from the air, so that you are not breathing these fumes as you work. Fumes from diesel, adhesives, paint, formaldehyde, even that “Rotten Egg” smell from hydrogen sulfide and mercaptans are removed. This filter also has superior performance on removing VOCs from gasoline, solvents, and nicotine. Both filter types are standard filter types that are readily available from most industrial suppliers. To change them, you simply pop them out of their frame, dispose of them accordingly, and put the replacement filter in place.
This unit is designed with 4 stage filtration:
The first stage is a pre-filter, which is a simple fiber sheet, meant to “catch” the largest overspray particulates. The primary benefit of this is to allow this inexpensive filter media to “load up”, rather than having to purchase the main filter more often. Change this filter frequently.
This filter is the “main” filter. It is a multi-layer fiber filter designed to remove most of the overspray particulates during spray operations. Heavy loading of this filter will adversely affect the effective operation of this booth, so monitor this filter closely.
This is called the “Pleated” filter, and is intended as a “Last Chance” to catch any particulates before the carbon filter. Again, it is a much less expensive filter than the carbon filter, and should be replaced often to extend the service life of the carbon filter and maximize it’s efficiency.
This is the “Carbon” filter. The Carbon filter is meant to remove the VOCs and solvents that are major components of modern paints, coatings, and varnishes. This filter has roughly 4 lbs. of carbon.