Designed as a small lab tool that can replicate the paint curing process in a full-size production facility, paint-testing oven utilizes a “chamber in chamber” design. The outer chamber of the oven simulates the temperature of a full production line and the inner testing chamber represents the characteristics of the production oven where the actual paint curing takes place. Software allows the user to adjust the oven parameters to simulate either gas or electric heat (either infrared/radiant or convection). If the oven being replicated utilizes gas heat, the testing oven contains monitoring ports to observe NOXand SO Xconcentration levels. Flammable vapor concentration levels also are continuously monitored to allow the user to operate at a predefined solvent concentration in the circulated air.
Paint Sample Baking Tool Replicates Full-Scale Oven
September 1, 2006