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The unit requires a power point, able to to supply at least 10 amps. It should be positioned so that it is protected from overspray. Where this is not possible, power connectors to IP65 must be provided. All power points in the spraying room should be protected by an RCD device. The A100P control unit should be placed out of the range of the overspray.
The unit requires quantities of De-ionised water. We can supply, upon request, but at extra cost, a suitable water filtration plant to produce D.I. water, from a domestic water supply. Where such a unit is to be installed, it is required for it to be placed adjacent to a mains water supply. The input fitting to the D.I. plant is a 3/4” BSP female thread. It is the customer's responsibility to provide plumbing to this point. We advise that the installation of a flexible pipe, and a stopcock should be fitted between the fixed plumbing, and the D.I. plant input, to facilitate the replacement of the De-ionising resins. Please also note, that any fitting used in the D.I. water path, and after the filter unit, must be made of plastic or high grade stainless steel – brass or plated brass fittings can cause severe loss of quality to the de-ionised water.
Concentrated chemicals should always be added to the D.I. water, and not the other way round. Under no circumstances should the concentrated solutions, M5 and B5A be mixed together. Only sufficient solutions for a single day's operation should be mixed at any one time. However, in the event of surplus chemicals remaining after metallisation is complete, the shelf life of P2 working solution is up to 1 month. The M5 working solution is approx one week. All other working solutions must be used on the same day, as they were prepared.
Waste water should be discharged from the A100 system into a suitable storage container for processing by a specialist contractor. Or may, (subject to water authority approval) be discharged into the public sewerage system. Waste discharge from the A100 is by means of an internal pump, which can pump up to a 2m head, and uses a standard male Hozelock fitting.
The A100 requires a compressed-air supply at the rate of 12Cuft per min, at between 8 to 10 Bar. The air supply system should include a water filter, but must not include any oiling systems.
The spray “chrome” solutions contain very small quantities of irritant chemicals, and we recommend, that air-fed breathing masks are worn at all times when spraying. The process is a water-based one, and subject, to the sprayers individual technique, can result in over-spray. It is the customer's responsibility to ensure that the installation site is so equipped that the operators are not at risk of slipping on the floor, if wet.
The chemicals used in the system are hazardous in their concentrated form, and should be securely stored. The storage life of the concentrated chemicals is extended by keeping them refrigerated.