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    fan angle

    Hello,

    While reading Marine Point Manual, I came across the word "fan angle". Does the "fan angle" mean "spraying angle"?

    The source: http://143.125.247.63/en/products/da...-MarineAC2.pdf

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    Re: fan angle

    The device used to apply the paint sprays the paint from a nozzle. The nozzle will release the paint in a triangle pattern called a fan, after the Asian folding fan of a similar shape. This document says that this paint should be applied using a nozzle that will send the paint out at a 55 to 62 degree angle. This fan angle has nothing to do with the angle of the spray gun to the work surface.

    Without further context, I would understand "spraying angle" as the angle of the spray gun to the work surface. Considering a vertical surface, the spraying angle would be 90 degrees. Spraying angle of a more horizontal surface would be some lower angle.
    Last edited by J&K Tutoring; 21-Oct-2019 at 13:25.

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    Re: fan angle

    Is it possible to find another name for the "fan angle". I need to explain it to my workmate.

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    #4

    Re: fan angle

    Perhaps the 'spray pattern'?
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    Re: fan angle

    Is there a website that explains fan angle? Perhaps a video?
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    #6

    Re: fan angle

    Search as I might, I could not find it anywhere.

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    Re: fan angle

    You're right- it is hard to find, and I didn't have much luck either. I suggest you contact a distributor of paint spraying equipment near you and talk to someone who can explain things in your own language.

    One clarification: There is a difference between spray angle and spraying angle. Spray angle is the same as fan angle- it's characteristic of the spray tip. Spraying angle is as I mentioned before- the angle of the spray gun outlet to the work surface.

    Here's one link, though it speaks mostly of spraying technique- not so much on tip selection. http://www.spraytec.net/pdf/General%20Information/Spraying%20Techniques.pdf
    I do think it can't hurt to become familiear with basic concepts of spraying paint.

    This link goes more into what you are asking about, though it is using information from one manufacturer and the details may not be helpful with some other manufacturer. https://www.airless-discounter.de/news/determining-spray-fan-width-using-the-spray-tip-number/
    Last edited by J&K Tutoring; 22-Oct-2019 at 09:33.

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    Re: fan angle

    Taking into account all the information I have received from you so far, I think I can explain the fan angle as the angle at which paint is sprayed out of a spraying nozzle.

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    Re: fan angle

    I also found spray jet used with the degrees to say how wide the spray would be.

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