All of Tools USA’s spray booths are designed to comply with the NFPA-33 requirement for an after-market fire suppression system that:
– complies with NFPA-33 Chapter 9
– is installed by a licensed contractor who can work without being on top of the spray booth
– is not installed in a manner that threatens the structural integrity of the paint booth by removing excessive material or placing excessive weight on the top of the booth
– does not create excessive obstructions within the spray booth that would accumulate overspray
– is inspected annually by a licensed contractor.
The vast majority of our spray booths are complimented with dry-chem suppression units from experienced manufacturers who specialize in fire protection. These units comply with NFPA-17 and NFPA-33 when installed by a licensed contractor. They allow quicker fire suppression without the threat of electrical shock, quicker restart after deployment and better fire suppression in the exhaust ducting.
The wet sprinkler system is a valid alternative if required by local code or specific building factors.
Tools USA strongly recommends that proper installation of the paint booth, proper training of operators and safe storage/mixing of materials to be sprayed per EPA, NFPA and OSHA codes as the best method of reducing the chance of fire or explosion in your spray paint booth.