GFS recirculating paint booths provide accurate control of climate and airflow, while providing the most efficient operating system possible. This type of booth is often used in conjunction with temperature and humidity controls, regenerative thermal oxidizers and other VOC abatement equipment.
Not to overlook safety, all GFS recirculating booths include all of the required airflow monitoring systems and controls to ensure a completely safe operating environment during all modes of operation.
A key feature of GFS’ recirculating booths is the Consta-Flow system. This system maintains constant airflow in the booth, by automatically adjusting the recirculation fan to the changing conditions of the exhaust filters. Consta-Flow consists of a VFD, differential pressure gauge and sensing probes.
GFS recirculating paint booths feature integrated 4-tube, inside-access fluorescent light fixtures. GFS light fixtures are ETL listed (Class 1 Division 2) and come complete with T-8 color-corrected tubes.
Fans & Motors
GFS recirculating booths include a recirculating fan and 3-phase, TEFC 3 tri-voltage motor(s) with variable pitch pulley, as well as a tube axial exhaust fan(s) and a 3-phase, TEFC, tri-voltage motor(s) with variable pitch pulley.
Each recirculating booth includes a personnel door with panic latch and clear tempered glass observation window, as well as a personnel door in the exhaust chamber (less window).
Four-Stage Exhaust Filtration
GFS’ recirculating booths feature a four-stage exhaust filtration system. The first two stages, roll media and fiberglass filter pads, are in the exhaust plenum. The third and fourth stages, final filters, are in the recirculating plenum. This filtration system effectively removes 99.9% of particulate down to 0.5 microns.
GFS’ Recirculating Booths are constructed with single-skin, 18-gauge, G-90 galvanized steel.
Pre-punched booth panels and nut-and-bolt assembly takes the guesswork out of installing a paint booth, and provides more structural integrity.
Recirculation is an effective method of reducing operating costs of the paint booth. GFS recirculating booths reduce operating cost by using less energy and exhausting less air. At a recirculation rate of 80:20, energy use is reduced by a factor of five.
In addition to energy savings, a recirculation booth can also provide capital expense savings, since air handling and abatement equipment is reduced in size when using a recirculation booth.
The following are examples of the energy savings you could see in a recirculating paint booth:
By recirculating 5,000 CFM, this system reduces exhaust by 62.5 percent.
GFS guarantees that our products meet or exceed all of the applicable codes related to the equipment. Our engineers regularly follow and contribute to the advancement of codes and standards that affect the industries that we work in. One of our engineers currently serves on the NFPA Technical Committee on Finishing Processes, a key standard in the finishing industry.
With in-house services including plasma cutting, bending, welding and blasting, Poseidon Barge recently also brought painting services to their Berne, Indiana, location. The addition of a new 60-foot Large Equipment Paint Booth has allowed the company to open another revenue stream, as well as better control product quality and cost.
Whether you are looking to purchase a new paint booth or have a current booth without an air replacement system, it is important to understand how the air that is exhausted from your paint booth is or will be replaced.