GOMACO desired to improve the efficiency of its painting operations by reducing overspray in the paint booths, researching more effective booth filtration systems, and reexamining
current masking practices. These goals were
intended to both increase production and reduce the solid waste and harmful air emissions generated by the paint lines.
Dry Filter Conversion - $2,500. Three of GOMACO's four paint booths utilized waterwash
filtration systems at the beginning of the summer. Slowly being phased out of common
practice due to their tremendous upkeep requirements, water wash filters generate a nasty paint sludge that requires extensive processing in order to be landfilled as a non-hazardous waste. By converting its booths to dry filters, GOMACO is selecting a more easily managed form of booth filtration that reduces solid waste and makes booth cleaning a less despised and time-consuming chore. Thus far, only one of the three paint booths has been converted, which should yield annual savings of $2,500 and reduce the solid waste generated by that booth by 50 percent (by weight). Once the other two booths have followed suit, those results should triple.
Details of Reductions
Additional Information :
GOMACO was established in 1965 by Harold Godbersen as an offshoot of Godbersen Equipment
Company. It has grown to become the worldwide leader in slipform paving equipment,
although every machine it produces continues to come from the two plants located in
Godbersen's hometown of Ida Grove. GOMACO manufactures a wide variety of pavers,
including curb and gutter machines, flat slab pavers, placer/spreader machines, trimmer/placer
machines, texture/cure machines, canal pavers and finishers.
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