A few items you might want to consider to save you $$$$.
- Check all the insulation on steam pipes and hot water pipes, making sure all are insulated. Not only can this save greatly on energy, but it can also cut down on the temperature inside the plant. This is a very easy, less expensive approach to saving energy that will definitely pay you back.
- Check your steam traps to make sure the are working properly and not blowing through.
- Check for steam leaks and repair or replace leaky valves. Often, all it may take is just a little turning of a pipe or packing nut around a valve stem.
- Check and clean condensing coils on your dry cleaning machine. A clogged condensing coil can drastically reduce your solvent mileage.
- Check the drying times, dry control and drying temperature on your dry cleaning machine, making sure all are operating properly. These can help to conserve energy and increase solvent mileage.
- Clean the base tanks. Especially you hydrocarbon guys. Nothing can ruin your day worse than a bacterial smell developing in your dry cleaning machine. This can lead to lost production, angry customers, discarding of solvents, filter changes and can often be easily prevented. The base tanks are very often the culprit and are quite often overlooked when doing routine maintenance. It isn't a fun job, but it sure can save you the dollars in the long run.