TO DETERMINE IF A
PETROLEUM DRYCLEANING MACHINE
HAS A RECLAIMER
petroleum drycleaning machine with a reclaimer would be classified
in one of the following three (3) categories:
|| A transfer machine process in which the damp garments are placed
in a reclaiming dryer that utilizes a water-cooled cooling tower
to capture the solvent vapors during the drying cycle for reuse
in the drycleaning process. [An example of a reclaiming dryer in
this category would be a Hoyt Petromizer.]
drycleaning machine process involves a transfer machine in which
the garments are dried in a reclaiming dryer that uses a refrigeration
unit similar to the refrigeration units on perc drycleaning machines.
dry-to-dry drycleaning machine in which the clothes are not removed
from the drycleaning machine during the complete drycleaning cycle
and the solvent vapors from the drycleaning cycles are reclaimed
during the cool down cycle and are returned to the drycleaning still.
drycleaning machine without a reclaimer
drycleaning machine uses a transfer process in which the garments are
cleaned in one machine and are then transferred to a dryer that does
not recapture the solvent remaining in the garments. The dryer emits
the solvent vapors directly into the atmosphere.