The manometer in your spray booth needs to be installed and calibrated properly. To achieve the best results, follow these simple steps for installing, calibrating, and using a manometer.
A manometer is a gauge that tells paint-booth operators when a filter needs to be changed. Essentially, it measures the pressure at two points: before the filters and after the filters. The difference between the front and back of a filter tells operators when it needs to be changed. If there’s a significant difference, the filters are ready for replacement.
As buildup occurs inside a paint booth, the pressure difference between the pre and post-filter locations will vary. Pressure will increase, and the performance of a paint booth will suffer. Not only is performance hurt, but filters that aren’t changed (and need to be) could be considered a safety hazard.
Installing a manometer is simple. By following these steps, you can easily add a new manometer to your paint booth:
Now, your paint booth should be ready for ideal performance!
Maintenance of a manometer ensures it continues to work correctly while giving you important information about filters.
When new filters are in place, you can start the system. At this point, you should mark the starting pressure difference by placing a green arrow where the gauge currently rests to act as your benchmark pressure reading. Add a red arrow to show when the pressure difference is too much.
Depending on your location (different locations have different air-quality laws), you may need to place the red arrow at .25 inches or .5 inches.
Elevated Industrial Solutions can help ensure you get the right manometer, spray booth, and filters. We can also help you install one.
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