Our Client’s Problem…
Earlier this year, Phil, the Senior Maintenance Engineer, reached out to us as they needed our expertise and custom non-stick coatings at their site in Lancashire.
In fact, this was a classic case of déjà vu…
They’d used our service in 2013 when they were looking for a long-lasting coating to apply to the workhorses of their busy paint shop.
The Extraction Fans
The extraction fans are vital in the paint shops, as an ongoing stream of trucks gets painted in these booths.
When these booths are fully operational, they leave behind paint residue and other airborne materials that could negatively affect the following cars trucks are coming through the production line. So, these fans are designed solely to help keep the excess airborne particles out of the booths and get the new trucks that “showroom” look.
As a result, the fans get coated with tons of deposits that often cause an imbalance in the fan when it rotates, reducing its efficiency and even breaking down completely.
Another negative impact of paint build-up means regular cleaning of the excess paint, which increasing the downtime of the line reduces truck production, which of course, will eventually hit the bottom line…
Which for a modern manufacturer who is dealing with ever-smaller margins, is a big problem.
Phil needed a solution, and we had just the correct battle-tested application for this job, our PR245W non-stick coating.
We chose PR245W as its proven time and time again its properties as an excellent non-stick coating, chemical resistance, and also its longevity, especially in a paint booth environment.
In fact, other coatings have an expected life span of around two years, whereas it was a full eight years since our last coating was applied before we got a call.
Without wasting any time, we took delivery of the extraction fans, and our team got to work.