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by Ron Joseph

August, 2004

Designing a Powder Coating Spray Booth

Q. Presently I use a really cheap powder coat booth built by HotCoat. Now production is ramping up and it can't keep up. I need to design an efficient running booth that will do the job, but I don't know how to calculate for the filters, fan and motor size etc... Can you help?

Thank you for your e-mail. I strongly suggest that you do not try to design your own powder coating booth because there are too many factors that determine the effectiveness of the booth. Therefore, I suggest that you bite the bullet and purchase a booth from some of the leading powder booth manufacturers such as Nordson ( or ITW-Gema, ( I'm sure that there are other powder booth suppliers, but at least with these two manufacturers you can be assured of a modern designed booth that you will be able to use for many years to come.

For your information the powder coating show will be held in at the Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, NC, from September 21 - 23, 2004. Refer to for details. If you are able to attend you will see a range of powder booths and then understand why it is so worthwhile purchasing a properly designed booth for your application. Moreover, if you are able to attend the show you will also see a range of powder coating spray guns, powder coating materials and a wide range of other ancillary equipment.

Best wishes,

Ron Joseph

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