Fan Pattern

Published: | Updated: May 15, 2020

Definition - What does Fan Pattern mean?

Fan pattern refers to the characteristic appearance and form of the area where atomized paint is deposited during spray application. A fan pattern is analyzed to determine which method of spray application is the most beneficial in order to prevent material corrosion.

Corrosionpedia explains Fan Pattern

Understanding the fan pattern before a spray application helps to prevent paint failure-based corrosion. Such paint failures include overspray, sag, blistering, fading, etc.

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