Before operating an airless sprayer, the operator must:
• Be designated or directed by supervisory personnel to operate the sprayer.
• Read and understand the manufacturer’s operational instructions and these safe work practices.
• Receive instruction from experienced shop personnel in the operation of the machine.
• Read and understand the Safe Work Practices for electrical machinery.
1. When painting indoors, the operator must wear a respirator.
2. Never aim the gun at any part of the body. Never allow a hand to be in front of the gun. Gloves will not provide protection against an injury. A high pressure stream of paint produced by this equipment can pierce the skin and underlying tissues, leading to serious injury and possible amputation.
3. In case of skin injection, see physician immediately.
1. Never use a spray gun which does not have a trigger lock or trigger guard in place and in working order.
2. Report any unsafe condition to a supervisor. Equipment which has obvious defects may not be used until it is repaired.
3. Paint hose can develop leaks from wear, kinking, abuse etc. A leak is capable of injecting material into the skin. The paint hose should be inspected before each use.
4. Always have the tip guard in place while spraying. The tip guard provides some protection against injection injuries but is mainly a warning device.
5. Always lock the gun trigger, shut fluid pump off and release all pressure before servicing, cleaning tip guard, changing tips, or leaving unattended. Simply turning off the pump motor will not release pressure in the system. The Prime Spray Valve must be turned to the pressure release position to relieve the pressure.
6. Always remove spray tip before flushing or cleaning the system.
Hazard of Explosion or Fire
Solvent and paint fumes can explode or ignite causing property damage and or severe injury.
Exposure or Fire Prevention
1. Work area must remain well ventilated.
2. Do not spray paints or other flammable fluids that have a flash point below 70 degree F (21 degree C).
3. Avoid all ignition sources such as static electricity sparks from connecting and disconnecting power cords and working light switches.
4. Fire extinguishing equipment must be present and in working order.
5. Keep the pump away from spray area to avoid solvent and paint fumes.
6. High velocity flow of material through equipment may develop static electricity. The equipment being used and objects in and around the spray area must be properly grounded to prevent static discharge and sparks.
7. Use only conductive or grounded high pressure fluid hoses for airless applications. Be sure that gun is grounded through hose connections.
8. Follow the material and solvent manufacturer’s safety precautions and warnings.
9. When flushing equipment use lowest possible pressure.
Hazards of Explosion Hazard Incompatible Materials
May cause property damage or severe injury
Explosion Hazard Incompatibility Materials Prevention
1. Halogenated hydrocarbon solvent such as methylene chloride and 1, 1, 1- Trichlorethane are not compatible with aluminum and may cause an explosion. If unsure of a material’s compatibility with aluminum, contact your coating’s supplier.
2. Some spray guns and accessories cannot be used with halogenated hydrocarbon solvent. Be certain of compatibility before use with halogenated hydrocarbon solvents.
3. The Spray Tech pump is not compatible for use with halogenated hydrocarbon solvents.
Paints, solvents, insecticides, and other materials may be harmful if inhaled causing severe nausea, fainting, or poisoning.
Hazardous Vapors Prevention
Use a respirator or mask whenever there is a chance that vapors may be inhaled.
Read all instructions with the mask to assure that it will provide the necessary protection against the inhalation of harmful vapors.
May cause property damage or severe injury.
General Hazards Prevention
1. Read all instructions and safety precautions before operating.
2. Comply with all appropriate local, state and national codes governing ventilation, fire protection.
3. This pump is designed to be used with authorized Spray Tech parts only. When using this pump with parts that do not comply with the minimum specifications and safety device of the pump manufacturer, the user assumes all risk and liabilities.
4. Before each use check all hoses for cuts, leaks, abrasion or bulging of cover or damage or movement of couplings. If any of these conditions exist, replace the hose immediately. Never attempt to repair a damaged or worn high-pressure paint hose. Replace it with another grounded hose.
1. If a metal container is used, ground the gun by holding against the edge of the container, in order to ground the container while flushing. Failure to do so may lead to static electric discharge, which may cause a fire.
2. Be sure to follow the pressure relief procedure when shutting the unit down for any purpose including servicing or adjusting any part of the spray system, changing or cleaning spray tips, or preparing for clean up.