How to Store Your Spray Foam Rig

Flushing Out the System

One of the most common reasons rigs come in for repairs is lack of hose recirculation of material or not flushing the material lines, causing a buildup of iso crystals; ultimately damaging hose lines and potentially other equipment. In order to prevent buildup when your rig is shut down for an extended amount of time, recirculating or flushing out the system is imperative. Here, our tech experts share the items needed and steps involved in flushing the material hose connected to your proportioner.  Continue reading

Keeping Material Warm

Custom Rig with 4 Barrel BlazersWhy should you keep your material warm? Quick and simple: Cold material is unusable. When it’s cold it thickens and damages your equipment. The best way to prevent this is using a drum warmer or insulation/barrel jacket. Using these stocked in your building or rig will keep your material warm and ready to use and prevent costly equipment repairs and/or replacements. 

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Having Quality Equipment

When starting your own spray foam company, it is important to have high quality equipment from reputable manufacturers. Companies like PMC and Graco have products that are quality tested and built to last. By spending more money on quality equipment now or buying new instead of used, you can save on having to replace less quality products more frequently. Oftentimes, used equipment is less costly than new because all the parts are brand new.

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Using New Spray Foam Material

When using new material, always check the manufacturer’s SDS for recommendations on spraying. Every material sprays differently in different environments and by following recommendations provided, you will be able to spend less time making adjustments and increase material yield.

When to Perform Maintenance Checks

Avoid unnecessary down time by performing maintenance checks before you start your day. It is easier to perform these checks while the system is cool and pressure free. Taking this step saves you downtime later if something was wrong.

Cleaning your Rig to Save Money

How often do you give your rig a good thorough cleaning? You should do a thorough cleaning and inspection a few times a year. Taking the time to clean your rig from top to bottom will help you see any regular wear and tear from use and be able to address those areas before they become a costly problemBe sure to address any rust areas or leaky zones to help keep your rig spraying for a long time to come. 

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The Benefits of Using a Barrel Blanket and Insulating Jacket

If you store a spray foam product, it must be maintained at specific temperatures to maintain its optimal state (or be usable at all). As a result, you’ve likely looked into methods of temperature regulation. Chemicals stored during fluctuating ambient temperatures can experience adverse property transformations not ideal for their uses. While the temperature may not feel cold to people, for particular products, dramatic exposure to changes in environmental temperatures are slow to change even one degree of temperature inside the stored containers.Continue reading