When operating or are initiating a foam insulation business, you are aware of the practical, versatile, and lucrative nature of the insulation market. However, as with most booming industries, there are a variety of uses for spray foam insulation spanning a range of applications. In an increasingly ‘green’ initiative-minded world, insulation helps lower energy consumption and assists in keeping often unfriendly weather outside where it belongs.Continue reading
Preventing pocketing is an important step in properly applying spray foam. Study the material manufacturer’s manual and take the proper steps to prepare your area before spraying foam. If the proper steps are taken for preparation, you will save time from preventing issues from occurring.
For the best application, first reference the material manufacturer’s manual. Do not exceed the total thickness acceptable in a single pass and allow the material to cure in between passes (typically about 10-15 minutes). Follow these steps to eliminate pocketing on your project.Continue reading
With the ever increasing need to save energy, combined with incentives to utilize more efficient insulation, spray polyurethane foam insulation is fast becoming the insulation of choice. These changes have spawned a new generation of foam applicators, in turn, providing a competitive atmosphere in the marketplace. Material manufacturers have flooded the marketplace and knowing which to choose can be a daunting task. Material will ultimately be the most expensive ongoing product your company will consistently need and you can’t afford to play trial and error – especially when your company’s reputation is at stake.Continue reading
Pounds per minute of spray foam can be determined by 4 factors.
- What spray foam machine you are using vs the output it is designed to perform?
- What pressure is the spray foam being sprayed?
- What spray tip or mixing chamber is being used to spray the spray foam?
- How much spray foam can the spray foam mechanic consistently control given the spray foam application?
So, you’ve come to recognize the versatility and popularity of spray polyurethane foam and have decided to capitalize on the growing trend by creating a spray foam business start-up? Since spray foam has a variety of uses and fits across a wide range of industries, it may seem overwhelming when deciding where to begin. Construction and renovation are one of the most common markets for spray foam, as it is gaining traction in both new buildings and retrofitting.
The Magnificent Membrane
The manufacturing and installation of low slope- polyurethane foam membranes (LS-SPF) takes place simultaneously, resulting in an emphasis is on manufacturing and processing controls. LS-SPF systems are formed by the resulting reaction created between mixing two liquid chemical components “A” and “B” while spraying to a prescribed substrate. The two liquids are packaged in individual containers, usually 55 gallon drums. The set, containing 500 lbs of Resin-“B” component and 500 to 550 lbs. Iso-“A” – are sold by the pound. They are processed in a 1:1 mix ratio or mixed equally in parts by means of plural component airless spray. Similar to airless spray painting and coating applications, the two materials are kept separate just prior to spray applying to the prepared surface. From the drums, the two liquid components are displaced or transferred equally from their individual containers to a processing machine called a proportioning unit for its ability to place both products under relatively equal pressure (proportioned equally). The proportioning unit is equipped with individual pumps and heaters that places the components under “prescribed” relatively equal, pressure (1000-2000 psi) and heat (110 to 160 degrees f).
The Machine that is Revolutionizing
the Spray Foam, Coatings, and Polyurea Industries
It resembles a Mars Rover Robot, except that a spray gun is mounted on this motorized mobile spray machine. Introducing the latest innovation in spray coating equipment: The Spraybot, from Sprayworks Equipment Group.
Jim Davidson, President of Sprayworks Equipment Group, LLC in Canton, Ohio has invented a new automated spray application machine that has been patented as the Spraybot. This roving machine is designed to evenly apply spray foam, polyurea, or other coating materials to roofs, bridges, decks, and other large horizontal surfaces. Interestingly enough, automated spray machines are finding a place in floor-coating industries that require the application of elastomers, polyureas, epoxy, and other types of coating materials.
Now is the time to save! If you’re looking to upgrade your existing spray foam machine and or looking to expand your spray foam business. Purchase a PMC GH-40 PN# GH 40P-1210A30 from SprayWorks Equipment Group for only $18,500.00 offer expires 12-31-13.
The PMC GH-40 is designed to accommodate up to 410ft of heated spray hose and features two independent pre-heaters, providing you with precision control. The user friendly control panel makes it easy to adjust temperatures and pressures. The GH-40 now features a stroke down cycle counter. The counter can be pre-set to prevent you from running out of material. This alone can prevent costly down time at the same time saving you money in labor monitoring barrel levels. “Designed with the customer in-mind”
SprayWorks Equipment Group announces, the Blazer TC, an optional and programmable temperature controller for the Barrel Blazer Drum Heater system!
The optional Blazer TC controllor will allow new and existing customers to fine tune the viscosity of materials being manufactured and have a digital read out as well. The Blazer TC plugs directly into the Barrel Blazer Drum Heater unit and comes with an easy to install wall mount din rail.
The Barrel TC can be pre-programed to regulate minimum and maximum temperatures. Using this feature will decrease energy consumption.
When utilized as a troubleshooting tool, it gives you an immediate answer to the #1 spray foam equipment tech call question in cold weather applications, “what is you drum temperature”?
In addition the Blazer TC solves problems with other heat wrap type devices.
When recirculating materials, the controllor can be used to monitor drum temperatures.