HOW TO DETERMINE IF A
PETROLEUM DRYCLEANING MACHINE
HAS A RECLAIMER
A petroleum drycleaning machine with a reclaimer would be classified in one of the following three (3) categories:
   
1. 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.]
2. The 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.
3. A 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.

Petroleum drycleaning machine without a reclaimer

This 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.

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