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Downdraft Versus Cross-Draft Booths
Q. We are considering a new spray booth, and we’ve read a lot about the different types of airflows. What can you tell me about downdraft booths and cross-draft booths, and what should I consider in adding one to my shop?
Liquid Clinic: Is Air Free?
What's the cost of compressed air and how can a business calculate air consumption?
Parts Cleaning Clinic: Zinc Shot Blasting, Zinc Plating Alternatives
David S. Peterson talks zinc shot blasting, zinc plating alternatives, and advantages to reducing the heating of alkaline cleaners.
Liquid Clinic: Flushing a Fluid Line, Cutting Costs
Justin Hooper from Carlisle Fluid Technologies talks cutting costs for flushing a fluid line using a solvent flush.
Liquid Clinic: Justifying Liquid Automation
Q. I am trying to justify liquid automation for my plant, but am not sure how to develop a return on investment. What are some guidelines that would help?
Liquid Clinic: UV Waterborne Flatline Spraying
Q. We have been asked to put a finish on some wood products. What can you tell me about UV flatline spray finishes?
Anodic Versus Cathodic Electrodeposition
To keep the chemistry of these two processes straight, first consider the metal part you are coating. In cathodic electrocoat, the part is the cathode and in anodic electrocoat, the part is the anode. Follow the four E’s of the electrocoat process t...
Time for a Federal Contractor Reality Check
The economic benefits of a federal contractor status can be significant; the federal government awarded over $445 billion in contracts in the 2014 fiscal year.
Liquid Coatings Q&A: How to Effectively Use PLCs
What are some of the most effective uses of programmable logic controllers in a coating operation?
Liquid Coatings Q&A: Improving an Operation’s Transfer Efficiency
What is the best way to achieve transfer efficiency optimization in our operation?