29th of November, 2016
Blasting and Spray-painting facilities can cover a lot of valuable industrial floor area, and, up until now, blast rooms required heavy hinged doors to withstand the impact of abrasive.
While hard-wearing, installation of these doors is time-consuming and once in place require a lot of clearance to be able to swing open. Typically, on a large blast room, that additional space used by hinged doors can be considerable – up to 12.5m2 for 5m wide doors.
To counter this issue our design team at Airblast has come up with an innovative solution. We have replaced the hinged doors with a uniquely developed lined roller door. These doors utilised industrial space more effectively and help recover unproductive factory space that would have been lost if hinged doors had been installed.
Historically, roller doors were dismissed as a solution for blast rooms due to abrasive grit damaging the mechanisms. But our new space-saving roller doors are lined with a blast-proof fabric to absorb abrasive impact and protect moving parts.
This fabric has been tested by Airblast Eurospray over a five-year period and drops down with the roller element providing a secondary door to protect the mechanisms. Constructed from high quality galvanised steel, our lined roller doors are proven to be highly robust, quick to fit, and completely resilient to media ingress.
They are electrically operated so require no manual handling, are completely secure when closed, and 100% weatherproof – perfect for outdoor sites.
Available in widths up to 5m, our roller door blast rooms are generating interest from maintenance managers and vehicle manufacturers around the world. One waste cart manufacturer said: “The roller door is a relatively small component delivering large benefit.