New investment from Seldén Mast

Seldén's new enclosed paint booth could be the longest in the UK Seldén's new enclosed paint booth could be the longest in the UK

Seldén Mast has unveiled its latest investment – a 41m enclosed paint booth which could possibly be the longest in the UK.

The Olympian 1000 Series from British company Todd Engineering represents a £200,000 investment by Seldén Mast to increase its efficiency and capacity when painting yacht and keelboat masts.

“The addition of our new paint booth shows our commitment to growing our capacity to produce quality masts of all sizes to meet the demands of our business efficiently and with reduced lead times,” said Steve Norbury, Seldén MD.

The new paint booth is 20m longer than any other booth that Todd engineering has built.

It is split into four individual booths of different lengths linked by a series of three leaf concertina doors allowing a mast of up to 100ft to be painted or smaller masts in different configurations to be painted at the same time.

“A direct fired gas burner allows for the temperature to be maintained at the optimum 18°C for paint application,” added Mr Norbury. “The diagonal air flow system, which changes the air three and a half times a minute, ensures that all overspray is extracted through industrial filters, creating the ideal environment for the best possible paint finish on a mast.”

To complete the mast painting process the booth has a cook cycle using recycled air, heating the booth to the correct temperature for the paint, up to a maximum of 86°C, increasing efficiency and reducing lead times.

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