CONSTRUCTION OF A SIMPLE PAINT MIXER

ABSTRACT

A paint mixer is defined as a pattern constructed for the production (mixing) of paint manually.  The method of fabrication of the paint mixer involved a preliminary computation of the dimensions of the standard mixer in relation to the dimension of the reacting vessel in which they will be used in marking out, cutting out to sizes, rolling, folding, welding, body-filling and painting.  The first step taken in the fabrication of this project work was the selection of material suitable for the construction.  The materials used in the construction were locally sourced and were selected to suit the fabrication.  The mild steel sheet was used instead of galvanized steel because of its malleability and low cost.  The dimensions of the mixer are as follows:
-Thickness of the mild steel sheet= 2mm.
-The actual diameter of cylinder = 1ft or 12 inches.
-Volume of the cylinder = 37.7 inches.
-The overlapping volume = 2 inches.
-Depth/Height of mixer = 18 inches.
To fabricate the mixer, the design of the mixer is divided into:-
(1)The cylinder (mixing vessel).
(2)The driving shaft and impeller.
(3)The drive.
The paint mixer assembling was done by installing the bearing in the bearing housing and installing the drive shaft in the bearing whose extreme has been mounted with an impeller.  The above assembling was then installed in the mixing cylinder with the help of bolts and nuts.  The drive was then installed on the extreme of the drive shaft with the help of keys. The cover was placed on top of the cylinder and fastened with anchorage.  The paint mixer was tested and confirmed to function effectively which can serve the purpose of a manual paint mixing.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
TITLE PAGE=========i
APPROVAL PAGE========ii
DEDICATION=========iii
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT========iv
ABSTRACT==========v
TABLE OF CONTENTS========vi

CHAPTER ONE:
INTRODUCTION========1
1.1BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY=====1
1.2STATEMENT OF THE STUDY======2
1.3OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY======3
1.4SCOPE AND LIMITATIONS======3
1.5METHOD OF RESEARCH======4
1.5.1THEORETICAL METHOD======4
1.5.2PRACTICAL METHOD=======5
1.5.3SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY=====5

CHAPTER TWO 
LITERATURE REVIEW=======6
2.0THE HISTORY OF PAINT======6
2.1PAINT=========9
2.2IMPORTANCE OF PAINT======10
2.3THE MAKEUP OF PAINT (COMPONENTS)====11
2.4PROPERTIES OF GOOD PAINT======13
2.4TYPE OF PAINT========14
2.5.1GLOSS PAINT========14
2.5.2EMULSION PAINTS=======14
2.5.3OTHER TYPES OF PAINT AVAILABLE====14
2.6OTHER TYPE OF PAINT=======16
2.6.1PRIMER/SEALERS========16
2.6.2FINISH PAINT========17
2.6.3GLOSS PAINT========17
2.8FAILURE OF PAINT=======19
2.8.1DILUTION=========19
2.8.2PEELING/BLISTERING=======20
2.8.3CHALKING========20
2.8.4CRACKING========20
2.9DANGERS OF PAINT=======21
2.10HOW PAINT IS MADE=======21
2.11HISTORY OF MIXER=======23
2.12DEFINITION OF MIXER=======24
2.13TYPES OF MIXERS=======26
2.13.1MANUAL MIXER========26
2.13.2CENTRIFUGAL  MIXER=======26
2.13.3IMPELLER MIXER========26
2.13.4TURBINES MIXER========27
2.13.5MOTORIZED MIXER=======28
2.13.6OTHER TYPES OF MIXERS======28
2.13.6.1 A HAND MIXER========28
2.13.6.2 STATIC MIXER========29
2.13.6.3 CONICAL/SCREW MIXER======29
2.13.6.4 BATCH MIXER========30
2.13.6.5 CONTINOUS MIXER=======31
2.13.6.6 VOLUMERIC CONCRETE MIXERS=====31
2.13.6.7 DRINK MIXERS========31
2.13.6.8 CONCRETE MIXER=======32
2.13.6.9 FEED MIXERS========32
2.13.6.10 PAINT MIXERS========32
2.13.6.11 A MAGNETIC MIXER=======32
2.13.6.12 AGITATOR========33
2.14 APPLICATION OF MIXERS======33
2.14.1 BAFFLES=========34
2.14.2 SHAFTS=========34
2.14.3MIXERS SELECTION=======35
2.15PAINT MIXERS========36
2.15.1TYPES OF PAINT MIXERS======36
2.15.1.1 ELECTRIC PAINT MIXER======36
2.15.1.2 PNEUMATIC PAINT MIXER======37
2.15.1.3 INDUSTRIAL GYROSCOPIC ======38
2.15.1.4 HANDLED PAINT MIXER======38

CHAPTER THREE
3.1MATERIAL SELECTION=======40
3.2CONSTRUCTION/FABRICATION PROCEDURE===42
3.2.0SHAPE OF THE MIXER=======42
3.2.1MARKING OUT========43
3.2.2CUTTING OUT========44
3.2.3SYSTEM DESIGN ANALYSIS==
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APA

Ugwu, A. (2018). CONSTRUCTION OF A SIMPLE PAINT MIXER. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/construction-of-a-simple-paint-mixer-4412

MLA 8th

Ugwu, Anderson "CONSTRUCTION OF A SIMPLE PAINT MIXER" Afribary. Afribary, 29 Jan. 2018, https://afribary.com/works/construction-of-a-simple-paint-mixer-4412. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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Chicago

Ugwu, Anderson . "CONSTRUCTION OF A SIMPLE PAINT MIXER" Afribary (2018). Accessed May 30, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/construction-of-a-simple-paint-mixer-4412

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