PRVO Paint Sample Drying Oven
For use in automotive, appliances, and other high volume paint applications
The PRVO Despatch Paint Sample Drying Oven is a Class A (NFPA 86) oven designed for small batch laboratory testing of paint finishes
used in automotive and other high volume applications. The PRVO has the ability to test paints, including
flammable solvent based paints, for temperature, ramp rates, curing time with gas or electric heat. Controls
are conveniently located on the front of the oven, including the fresh air control. The high-volume recirculating
vertical up airflow with fixed louvers on the supply and return ducts provide uniform airflow to all parts in the
work chamber for consistent temperature uniformity throughout the work chamber and reliable process results.
A recirculating air filtration system is available as an option to prevent contamination of the paint finish.
Custom Design For Paint Forumulations
Designed in cooperation with a major automobile producer and
international paint supplier, Despatch developed a custom, "chamber
in chamber" paint sample testing tool. New paint formulations now
require the added variables of NOx concentration, Dew point levels,
volatile organic content control, airflow velocity control and air turn
The oven was created as a small lab tool that can accurately replicate
the paint curing process in a full-size production facility. The outer
chamber of the oven simulates the temperature of a full production
line and the inner testing chamber represents the characteristics
of the production oven where the actual paint curing takes place.
The oven boasts state-of-the-art software that allows the customer
the capability to adjust the parameters of the oven in order to simulate
the characteristics of any type of production oven (radiant, direct
gas heated or electric convection) and to replicate the environmental
conditions surrounding a specific production facility, given its geographic
location and heating method.