CS 8 – OEM Problems with Paint Collection and Foam

Situation

  • Chemical Manager at an OEM was experiencing problems with paint sludge collection
  • Paint particles were exiting the stacks and going into the parking lot

Background

  • A chemical manager was having performance problems in an assembly plant with paint sludge collection
  • Paint particles were also exiting the stacks and going into the parking lot leading to numerous complaints
  • Suspended solids levels in the system were high which led to excessive foam
  • Since it was a chemical manager using Galaxy products, they did not ask for assistance until they were in trouble

Solution

  • Galaxy audited the system and found there was a problem with the product selection and application point
  • Galaxy performed product selection screening to determine the proper product mix
  • Galaxy changed a product and a feed point

Results

  • Total suspended solids to the booth dropped from 155 ppm to less than 30 ppm
  • Foaming tendencies were completely eliminated
  • No more complaints from the parking lot from stack emissions

CS 8 – Foam and High TSS in Booth Supply