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Re: Optimum CFM air flow for arc spray


Posted by Gordon England on February 20, 2004 at 13:45:03:

In Reply to: Optimum CFM air flow for arc spray posted by Derek Richardson on February 19, 2004 at 21:45:18:

: Dear Gordon,

: Can you tell me what the optimum CFM air flow rate for arc spraying with 1-1/6" Tafa 60T wire should be. I have only managed to find one article that even mentions optimum air flow rates for arc spraying. I currently have a 245 CFM screw compressor, which has died on me and I need to replace it, hopefully with something smaller.

Hi Derek

I don't have any specific Tafa data at hand, but arc spray units typically require around 40 - 50 CFM @ 80 psi

Hope this helps

Regards Gordon


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