BERGEN’s $500,000 surface preparation blasting booth is the envy of many manufacturers. The (18-foot by 53-foot) booth was designed by Al Bergen as a means of preparing the best possible surface for their products prior to painting.
The system utilizes a steel grit which removes all mill scale and is capable of producing a “white metal” finish to a level of NACE1. The structure is fully enclosed and all blasting media is 100 per cent recycled.
Recycling technology removes all minutely broken down blasting media as well as any large debris, allowing only the non-broken down media to be returned to the storage hopper for reuse.
Al states, “The benefit we see, in house, is a clean work environment from an efficient system along with an angular surface profile which allows the primer to properly adhere to the metal. The results our customers are receiving in their products are a superior topcoat adhering to a more enduring base.”
As a result, manufacturers like Hitachi Canada, Foremost Industries and others have contracted BERGEN to manufacture surface preparation blasting booths, custom designed to meet their requirements.
BERGEN’s two paint rooms with down-draft booths are also state-of-the-art. The paint system is composed of plural pumps and electrostatic guns. Facilities can turn out oil field equipment up to 50-feet long and 18,000 pounds.