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Realizing Solvent Savings By Controlling Temperature

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In this presentation, we will demonstrate the fundamentals behind using temperature control to minimize solvent consumption in your paint operation.

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Realizing Solvent Savings By Controlling Temperature

  1. 1. REALIZING SOLVENT SAVINGS BY CONTROLLING TEMPERATURE Saint Clair Systems © All rights reserved ISO 9001:2000 Certified 1
  2. 2. • DESIGNERS AND MANUFACTURERS OF ADVANCED POINT-OF-USE TEMPERATURE AND VISCOSITY CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR INDUSTRIAL FLUID DISPENSING PROCESSES SINCE 1990 • SPECIALIZING IN BOTH RECIRCULATING AND “DEAD-END” SYSTEMS WITH MORE THAN 3500 ACTIVE INSTALLATIONS • LOW VISCOSITY (<1 CPS) TO HIGH VISCOSITY (>1,000,000 CPS) APPLICATIONS STANDARD AT PRESSURES FROM 0.4 BAR (5 PSI ) – 400 BAR (6000 PSI) Saint Clair Systems © All rights reserved ISO 9001:2016 Certified 2
  3. 3. SO WHO CARES? • THOSE 3500+ TEMPERATURE CONTROL INSTALLATIONS INVOLVED SOME OF THE TOUGHEST APPLICATIONS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH DEMANDING CUSTOMERS LIKE: Saint Clair Systems © All rights reserved ISO 9001:2016 Certified 3
  4. 4. y = 317.09x 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 0% 3% 6% 9% 12% 15% Solvent (%) ViscosityChange(Zahn#4Seconds) ADJUSTING VISCOSITY WITH SOLVENT (Valspar - 080 White Polyester) Data Courtesy of Alsco Metals Corporation Saint Clair Systems © All rights reserved ISO 9001:2016 Certified 4
  5. 5. 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 65 15 20 25 30 35 40 Temperature (°C) Zahn#4Seconds 15s 10s ADJUSTING VISCOSITY WITH TEMPERATURE 5 Saint Clair Systems © All rights reserved ISO 9001:2016 Certified (Valspar - 080 White Polyester) Data Courtesy of Alsco Metals Corporation
  6. 6. This sequence shows that an increase in temperature from 15ºC – 25ºC produces roughly the same change in viscosity as adding 16 liters of solvent to 200 liters of paint Saint Clair Systems © All rights reserved ISO 9001:2016 Certified 6 The path to savings looks something like this…
  7. 7. Reduce Solvent Usage Determine Solvent Used In Warmest Months Determine Paint Temperature Observed In Warmest Months Set Solvent Add At Amount Used In Warmest Months For Each Paint Set Paint Temperature Observed In Warmest Months Saint Clair Systems © All rights reserved ISO 9001:2016 Certified 7
  8. 8. Solvent Add Rate by MonthGallons/Drum byMonth 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Saint Clair Systems © All rights reserved ISO 9001:2016 Certified 8
  9. 9. Old Annual Solvent UsageGallons/Drum byMonth 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Saint Clair Systems © All rights reserved ISO 9001:2016 Certified 9
  10. 10. Minimum Solvent Add RateGallons/Drum byMonth 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Saint Clair Systems © All rights reserved ISO 9001:2016 Certified 10
  11. 11. New Annual Solvent UsageGallons/Drum byMonth 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Saint Clair Systems © All rights reserved ISO 9001:2016 Certified 11
  12. 12. Annual Solvent SavingsGallons/Drum byMonth 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Saint Clair Systems © All rights reserved ISO 9001:2016 Certified 12
  13. 13. THANK YOU!! PLEASE COME SEE US AT: www.viscosity.com AND VISIT OUR BLOG AT: blog.viscosity.com/blog AND OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVyAgTJtgNZTozqFeBc CeNA Saint Clair Systems © All rights reserved ISO 9001:2016 Certified 13

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