PROCART M2 is a cardboard spray booth filter that can be used with all types of wet paint and can also handle powder paints. It is fitted with a secondary filtration layer that is designed to not disrupt the flow of the booth air as it is extracted.
As with all the spray booth filters within our PROCART range, the Procart M2 has been designed to give the best air filtration for the air within your spray booth. When using the filter, you can be assured that the correct filtration is taking place leaving you to concentrate on your painting.
Designed to be used with all types of water-based and solvent-based paint, our Procart M2 can give you complete filtration flexibility, so that you need only use one filter, even if you spray different types of paint including some powder paint.
The primary concertina cardboard layers will maximise airflow even when the filter is full due to its accordion design. The secondary ‘M2’ filtration layer, adhered with water-based glues, works in a very similar way to our Procart H filter so that any paint particles that bypass the initial primary cardboard filter will be caught thus not reaching the booth fan. The higher quality fibre of our Procart M2 will maintain a smooth and constant airflow and will last longer than alternative filters. This means that the Procart M2 will not require changing as often as many other filter types especially fibreglass rolls.
If you are not sure how to remove & replace your spray booth filters then watch our Procart Filter Replacement Tutorial.
Whilst the Procart M2 does come in standard sizes, it can also be cut to suit your requirements.
- DEPTH: 57mm
- RECOMMENDED AIRSPEED: 0.5—1 m/s
- PRESSURE DROP: 13 PA at 0.5 m/s
- LOSS OF AIRSPEED AT NEW: 0.5mm for 0.75 m/s (4.91 PA)
- PAINT HOLDING CAPACITY: 15kg/m2
- FILTRATION EFFICIENCY: 99.3%
- MAXIMUM LOSS OF AIRSPEED: 9.0mm for 0.75 m/s (88.3 PA)
- DIMENSIONS: 0.9 x 9.0-metres
How do I know how much filter to put into my booth?
Our Procart M2 should be fitted at a minimum of 26 folds per meter. This means that if your booth measures 2-metres wide then you would need to count 2 x 26 folds (52 folds) plus a couple of extra couple of folds to hold the filter at each end. However, don't feel that you must stick to 26 folds regardless. 26 folds per metre is a minimum and can be increased to allow for individual circumstances such as a very high airflow.
You mention a maximum airflow, what is it?
The recommended maximum airflow is 1-metre per second (m/s). If your airflow is higher than this then it doesn't mean that you can't use the filter but it does mean that you may have to make some slight changes to ensure you have the best filtration quality. The easiest change to make is to increase the number of folds per metre. Even a small increase of 2 or 3 folds per meter will make a noticeable difference.
How do I measure the airflow?
You can buy an anemometer which will give you a very accurate reading. If you don't have one of these then there are a couple of 'homemade' methods to tell if your airflow is too fast. One method is once the filters have been installed, turn on the fan and stand with your back to the filters. Once the air has settled you should feel a very slight temperature drop and draft on your face. You shouldn't find yourself stuck to the filters. If this happens then the airflow is a little on the high side.
What difference does a smooth airflow make?
The smoother the airflow pattern then the less turbulence there is within the spray booth. This gives a smooth flow of air over the items being painted drawing overspray towards the filter and less dust being drawn from the booth floor. It also means less resistance upon the booth fan as it can pull air in a constant pattern.
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