This manual contains information that is important for you to know and understand. This information relates to USER SAFETY
and PREVENTING EQUIPMENT PROBLEMS. To help you recognize this information, we use the following symbols.
Please pay particular attention to these sections.
Important safety information - A hazard
that may cause serious injury or loss of life.
Solvent and coatings can be highly flammable
or combustible especially when sprayed.
During use and while cleaning and flushing,
solvents can be forcefully expelled from fluid
and air passages. Some solvents can cause
Certain materials may be harmful if inhaled,
or if there is contact with the skin.
Explosion Hazard - Halogenated hydrocarbon solvents - for example;
methylene chloride and 1, 1, 1 - Trichloroethane
are not chemically compatible with the aluminum
that might be used in many system components.
The chemical reaction caused by these solvents
reacting with aluminum can become violent and
lead to an equipment explosion.
Improper operation or maintenance of equipment.
Use of hand tools may cause cumulative trauma
CTD's, or musculo-
CTD's, when using hand tools, tend to affect the
upper extremities. Factors which may increase
involve damage to
the risk of developing a CTD include:
the hands, wrists
1. High freequency of the activity.
2. Excessive force, such as gripping, pinching
neck and back.
or pressing with the hands and fingers.
3. Extreme or awkard finger, wrist, or arm
4. Excessive duration of the activity.
as tennis elbow or
5. Tool vibration.
rotor cuff syndrome) 6. Repeated pressure on a body part.
are examples of
7. Working in cold temperatures.
CTD's can also be caused by such activities as sewing, golf, tennis and bowling, to name a few.
Important information that tells how to
prevent damage to equipment, or how to
avoid a situation that may cause minor injury.
The following hazards may occur during the normal use of this equipment.
Please read the following chart before using this equipment.
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Information that you should pay special
Adequate exhaust must be provided to keep air free of
accumulations of flammable vapors.
Smoking must never be allowed in the spray area.
Fire extinguishing equipment must be present in spray area.
Wear eye protection.
Follow the requirements of the Material Safety Data Sheet
supplied by your coating material manufacturer.
Adequate exhaust must be provided to keep the air free of toxic
Use a mask or respirator whenever there is a chance of inhaling
sprayed materials. The mask must be compatible with the
material being sprayed and its concentration. Equipment must
be as prescribed by an industrial hygienist and be NIOSH
Guns with stainless steel internal passageways may be used
with these solvents. However, aluminum is widely used in
other spray application equipment - such as material pumps,
regulators, valves and cups. Check all equipment items before
use and make sure they can also be used safely with these
solvents. Read the label or data sheet for the material you
intend to spray. If in doubt as to whether or not a coating or
cleaning material is compatible, contact your material supplier.
Operators should be given adequate training in the safe use &
maintenance of the equipment (in accordance with the
requirements of NFPA-33, Chapter 15). Users must comply with
all local and national codes of practice and insurance company
requirements governing ventilation, fire precautions, operation,
maintenance and housekeeping. These are OSHA Sections
1910.94 and 1910.107 and NFPA-33.
Pain, tingling, or numbness in the shoulder, forearm, wrist,
hands or fingers, especially during the night, may be early
symptoms of a CTD. Do not ignore them. Should you
experience any such symptoms, see a physician immediately.
Other early symptoms may include vague discomfort in the
hand, involve loss of manual dexterity, and nonspecific pain
in the arm. Ignoring early symptoms and continued repetitive
use of the arm, wrist and hand can lead to serious disability.
PROP 65 WARNING
WARNING: This product contains chemicals
known to the State of California to cause
cancer and birth defects or other