Record Display for the EPA National Library CatalogRECORD NUMBER: 9 OF 17
|Main Title||Optimizing Transfer Efficiency in Spray Painting.|
|Author||Darvin, C. H. ;|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.|
|Additional Subjects||Spray painting ; Mass transfer ; Efficiency ; Atomizing ; Air pollution ; Aerosol generators ; Spray guns ; Reprints ; Stationary sources|
The paper describes an extensive program to define the effects of operating and maintenance practices on the transfer efficiency of spray painting. Three spray painting systems were used: air-atomized conventional, air-atomized electrostatic, and airless conventional. More than 30 operating variables were initially identified and evaluated. Eight were found to be most important and received intensive testing: restricted air lines, booth air rate, gun cleanliness, restricted paint lines, fan or shaping air, gun tip erosion, electrode position, and tip voltage.