If you are thinking of buying and installing an automotive paint booth for your shop, there is so much more to it than just putting it up and starting to paint as soon as the booth is put together.
One important step, and one that is often times overlooked, is making sure that your booth installation meets all necessary safety and legal requirements at the local, state and national levels.
At Accudraft Paint Booths, we ensure and guarantee that all of our products meet or exceed all of the applicable and necessary standards and codes related to all of the equipment pieces. While we are not the only company to provide this benefit, there are other companies who will only meet codes for part of their parts or products, so it is extremely important to know and trust the company you are buying from. As the world’s leading automotive paint booth manufacturer, you can rest assured that Accudraft is dedicated to providing only the highest quality finishing systems in the industry.
At the surface, going through all of the necessary work to obtain permits and pass inspections may just feel like a waste of time and money, or simply a hassle – while it is actually anything but. Dangerous fires can and will occur if a booth is installed or handled incorrectly or without care. The results of this can be detrimental and catastrophic, and can lead to injured workers, damage to your automotive paint booth or building, and steep fines. Obviously, it is crucial to abide by all necessary regulations.
At this point, you may be asking yourself where you should start. When it comes to the necessary codes and permits, a big component of what you will need to know is dependent upon where you live. It is common knowledge that many codes and regulations are established on the local level, so it is important to know which authority has jurisdiction, in your case.
For automotive spray booths, local governments will enforce one of the following codes, although they may have other additional requirements, as well.
International Fire Code (IFC). This is the most commonly enforced code, and addresses specific requirements for spray rooms, spray areas, and spray booths. The International Fire Code is addressed and referenced within the International Building Code (IBC).
NFPA 1 Fire Code. This particular code is enforced in specific areas that have embraced the NFPA set of codes, and it incorporates NFPA 33 in its whole.
In addition to local codes and standards, there are also national laws to keep in mind. OSHA has specific requirements and rules when it comes to the design of the spray booth, equipment, and operations that have anything to do with combustible or flammable materials, such as paint. Similar to local codes, state OSHA regulations may also have additional and differing requirements.
If you have any questions, or if you are ever feeling overwhelmed by the amount of information that is required in purchasing, installing, and operating an automotive paint booth, keep in mind that our friendly team at Accudraft is never more than a phone call away!
We have over 30 years of automotive paint booth engineering experience, which allows us to provide you with unmatched quality and superior performance. Accudraft has been a world leading manufacturer and supplier of automotive finishing systems since 1977, and we are proud of our brand that is synonymous with quality, durability, and performance.
No matter what type of automotive paint booth you require, we have a product that is just right for you. The type of booth that you choose for your shop will depend on many factors, including the size of your shop, the number and volume of jobs that you have to complete each day, and the types and sizes of vehicles you will be working on should all be taken into consideration to determine the right paint booth for your shop.
Whether you are searching for the most basic and simple booth, or a high production paint booth with all the bells and whistles, you can know that Accudraft has you covered. There are four main types of automotive paint booths to choose from, including a cross draft booth, a semi downdraft booth, sided raft booth, and downdraft booth.
If you have any questions about any of our products, or if you would like to speak to a team member about the specific needs of your shop, please feel free to give us a call! Our experts would be more than happy to talk with you and answer any questions that you may have. Browse through our website and then connect with us today to learn more about the wide range of products we have to offer!