Spray coating operations and water-wash paint booths are inherently challenging to manage. Underperforming filters degrade water curtain performance long before anything is obviously amiss. When that arrestor starts to fail, it allows more paint overspray to escape into your exhaust systems and stacks. Once there, it gums up exhaust fans and potentially makes it out of your plant altogether. Meanwhile, as with any process fluid, your paint itself is picking up impurities that may agglomerate with the pigment, resin, or lacquer, resulting in lumps, stars, splatters, and other quality issues.
In the natural course of events, paint will always accumulate in your tanks, and pigments will always clog plumbing and disrupt flows. Adding filters to your spray operations can save you time and lower costs—but most filter systems chronically underperform.
For example, Trucent was contacted by a manufacturer who was stuck emptying their spray line’s 12,000-gallon settling tanks at least once each month. Owing to the makeup of their paint, all of that effluent and sludge needed to be treated as hazardous waste, at the cost of $20,000 per load. The addition of a new CentraSep S-Series paint centrifuge allowed them to eliminate these monthly tank dumps and shift to just one or two tank dumps per year. Their savings in disposal alone is calculated to be $160,000 annually. Once they factor in the reduced cost of labor, maintenance, chemistry, and downtime, they expect to save more than $200,000 every year.
And this is no anomaly: On average, Trucent customers decrease tank cleanings from five or more per year down to a single routine annual cleaning, with a proportional reduction in maintenance. The CentraSep S-Series centrifuge regularly reduces chemical costs (flocculants, biocides, etc.) by as much as 70 percent. For most painting-intensive manufacturing facilities, the payoff period for such equipment is under a year (and as little as three months).
Comprehensive Service and Expert Team Support
We’re dedicated to a process-oriented approach. This has meant spending decades investing in a team that brings together years of experience with non-disposable media filtration, chemistry, centrifuges, fluid separators, and industrial spraying operations. That time will work with you to find the right intervention, use the right technology, and match it to the right application.
And then we can go one step further, with optional warranties and service plans, ongoing parts and maintenance support—even installing an in-house Trucent team. No one else can offer this comprehensive level of paint filtration service.
Every solution begins with a conversation. Contact us today to begin that conversation, or schedule a no-obligation on-site consultation. We’ll come to your site, walk your paint booth line, take samples back to our lab for further analysis, and find a better way to keep your paint booths running smoothly.
Comprehensive Paint and Process Fluid Filtration Solutions & Services
Poor paint filtration massively increases the expenses of operating your paint booths. But paint filtration, sludge removal, and dewatering can be easy once you have the right solution in place. We can help you with your existing centrifuge—or furnish you with an entirely new paint sludge separator. We can install one piece of equipment, or connect you with our team of service technicians for long-term support. The goals remain the same: Fewer clogs, less downtime, lower operating costs, and higher quality.
Whether a side-draft (water curtain) or down-draft spray booth, and whether using water-based, solvent-based, or 2-component (epoxy) paints, this unique centrifugal separation system will help you consistently maintain cleaner process water.
Decrease in tank cleanings from as much as five times per year down to only one routine annual cleaning.
“Quick responses, personal service, and knowledgeable technicians are able to achieve desired results with little fuss or disruption of our process.”
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