INDUSTRIAL COATING

Paint and powder coatings produce flammable vapors and dust particles that, when mixed with air, create a high risk of fire or dust explosion. The presence of gas, electrostatic electricity, and shock can increase these risks.  Explosion venting latches install on paint booth and oven doors and help prevent explosion or implosion or other catastrophic events by automatically opening to release pressure.  
 
Brixon manufactures explosion venting latches for industrial coating applications including paint booths, powder booths and industrial drying ovens of any size. We provide the widest pressure release range of any Factory Mutual (FM) approved manufacturer and offer latches with release force ranges from 3.9 lbs.- 285 lbs. Our pressure release safety latches can also be combined or linked together for use on large doors requiring release forces over 3000 lbs.

Paint Booth Pressure Release Latches

Spray booths provide a fully enclosed and controlled environment for applying paint and coatings to automobiles, airplanes, furniture, and various electrical and industrial products. Paint booths are designed to improve workplace safety by containing hazardous and combustible fumes and particles in a specified area. The combination of a pressurized environment and highly flammable materials, however, creates a severe risk of implosion or explosion. 
 
When installed properly and adjusted to the correct release force, pressure release safety latches will automatically release to open the booth door in the event of an explosion. Safety latches also provide venting at specified ranges to prevent implosion by relieving the vacuum of negative pressure.

Curing and Drying Oven Pressure Release Latches

Many industries use industrial drying ovens to cure, dry or anneal solvent-based coatings and powder coatings. Using a gas or electric heat source around volatile substances and combustible particles significantly increase the risk of fire and explosion. Curing and drying ovens also present the risk of gas line leaks and bursts.
 
Explosion venting latches provide venting at a pre-determined release force to automatically open the oven door when there is an explosion or if the pressure reaches dangerous levels. When installed and used properly, safety latches provide reliable protection against paint oven explosions and other catastrophic events.

Safety Latch Material Considerations for Industrial Coating Applications

Most industrial coating applications involve a controlled environment with low humidity and temperature control. Cast iron and cast steel pressure release latches with a plain powder-coated finish typically provide the right material properties for these applications. For operating environments where there is an increased chance of electrostatic electricity or shock, a spark-proof brass  or spark-proof aluminum explosion venting latch might be a better option.
 
Selecting a safety release latch material depends on your application and operating environment. Each latch material provides different levels of strength and resistance to moisture or corrosion. View all our pressure safety latch material options to learn more about the material and finish options we offer.

Learn More About Pressure Release Latches for Industrial Paint Booths and Ovens

Brixon provides explosion venting latches in release forces up to 285 lbs. per latch for industrial coating applications. Request a quote for explosion venting latches or contact us to discuss your pressure release requirements.