Spray Foam Equipment 101
Spray foam equipment is the most important when you are in a spray foam insulation business. Without the right equipment your business will never flourish. There are several important components of the equipment that you should get to be familiarize with. The spray foam machine is the most important part of the system. The machine is the one who performs that most critical task and it is also considered as the heart of the entire operation. This is also the reason why the machine has to be of highest standards in both quality and work.
The machine also has an hydraulic pump that will calculate the necessary amount of foam that is to sprayed on the set ratio and them pumps it into the hose and out into the nozzle. The heating system is also in the machine and this keep the foam maintain its required temperature for it to give its optimum yield. It is important that he heaters that comes with the equipment is the best. It is very important that you always check the machine’s pressure rating as this will give you a better idea on the pressure that is generated to mix chemicals to the foam. It is also important for you to check the electrical requirements for the machine and if you have the required power connections that is available for you to run the machine.
One of the basic piece of equipment is the hose that is used to pump foam. You also have to make sure that you have the necessary ratings and enough length for you to operate the machine freely.
There are actually 3 different types of guns that is available in dispensing chemicals. The commonly used is the air purge due to the fact that it is affordable and easy to operate. In order to dispense the foam, it uses air. Less common types that are also used are the mechanical purge which uses rod and air t pus out the foam and there is also the solvent purge gun which also uses chemical solvent to push out the foam.
The transfer pump is another important component of the spray foam equipment system. This is the actual pump that transfer chemicals on tank A and B. The chemicals are mixed in different portions and it is then transferred to pumps that also have different capacities that will then allow the spray foam chemical to mix with the right proportions.
If you want to start your own spray foam business, then you have to first understand what are the different foam equipment that you need, you may also ask your local dealer to find out more.