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24 EQUIPMENT 2018 COATINGSPROMAG.COM Another type of surface prep — abrasive blasting — may add debris to the jobsite. Spent abrasives need to be vacuumed and disposed of properly, and Marco is one provider of such options. Containment helps keep the outside from coming in and the inside from going out. Devices, such as tarps from Detroit Tarp, are offered in various sizes, fabrics, and weights for specific solutions. A common application method for concrete, steel, and rooftop substrates is spraying. "People in the industry are more selective, and reliability is key," explained Polyurethane Machinery Corp.'s Murphy Mahaffey. Proper Tools enclosed instrumentation. "e turnkey design has an effec- tive cyclone pre-separator capable of removing large and/or [small] abrasive material prior to filtration," said Industrial Vacuum CEO Randy Bourdo. "One person can easily maneu- ver and set up this lightweight portable dust collector." "Having the proper ventilation will contribute to a safe and clean work environment," Bourdo added. "ese portable dust collectors are convenient and easy to transport for use in a wide variety of applications." Marco is another industry provider offering a wide range of vacuums and dust collection options, with dust collectors as large as 28,000 cfm (792.9 m 3 /min.) and 50,000 cfm (1,415.8 m 3 /min.). Meanwhile, several of Marco's abrasive vacuums are critical in recycling spent abrasive gener- ated during surface prepa- ration. e company also offers blasting equipment and a full line of abrasives, along with numerous rental options. Other containment devices can often be used in tandem with vacuums and dust collectors to ensure a clean jobsite and surrounding area. For instance, Detroit Tarp's containment tarps have been tried and tested by numerous contractors for over half a century, with a wide selection of sizes, fabrics, and material weights to choose from, depending on jobsite condi- tions. ese tarps can be used to seal the jobsite in many public areas, such as on a bridge. Eagle Industries and Indian Valley Industries offer various containment options, too. If a wall is part of the contractor's jobsite, ZipWall 's SideBridge wall mount works w ith the company's FoamR ail Span to tightly seal wall barriers and keep dust under control during remodeling, restoration, and repair opera- tions. T he SideBridge comes in a standard size for most jobs, and a long version designed to provide more clearance room around obstructions, such as baseboard radiators and crow n moldings. To form a tight seal, the wall mount snaps onto a FoamR ail Span and holds it against the pole closest to the wall, creating a seal up to 8 feet (2.4 m) long. T he SideBridge is reusable and can be used w ith negative or positive air. Spray It On! Once the surface is prepared, contractors are finally free to apply the new coating system. On larger jobs, this can involve using powerful spray equipment for both coatings and spray polyurethane foam (SPF). Graco, Polyurethane Machinery Corp. (PMC), Spray Foam Systems, SprayWorks Equipment Group, Titan Tool, and WIWA are among many indus- try providers. " We're seeing a lot of cost of operations discussions in the industr y now, w ith ever ything from equipment spray guns and pumps to how they're getting materials, how materials are transported, and whether they're choosing to design big ger rigs or smaller rigs," said Mur phy Mahaffey, PMC 's director of international sales. "People in the indus- tr y are more selective, and reliability is the key. At the end of day, time is the most valuable and limited resource that any of us have, and the selection of equipment can make a big difference in how quick ly a job is finished. T hat's usually a function of how reliable the machine is." One of PMC's newest offerings is the compact, light- weight AP-3 Air Purge gun. Weighing only 2.4 lb. (1.1 kg), it is one of the lightest and smallest plural component spray guns on the market today. e AP-3 — described as easy to maneuver, assemble, and disassemble — requires fewer parts than many competi- tive air purge guns, with a short trigger stroke to reduce operator fatigue. is is especially useful in high-triggering applica- tions, such as residential insulation. e short stroke allows precise detail shots, while the gun also has check valves for maximum crossover protection and an advanced design for pattern development and mixing. In addition, for users that previ- ously invested in the compa- ny's AP-2 gun, their spare parts will transfer over. Titan Tool also provides spray equipment. e company offers a full range of spray- ers, including electric and gas airless sprayers, fine finish

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