Tag Archives: parts washing

5 Things to Know Before Buying a Parts Washer

The following information includes tips, best practices, and statutory and regulatory requirements found in the Illinois Environmental Protection Act and Title 35 of the Illinois Administrative Code, which will help to guide you in buying a parts washer. 1. Know your parts washer options Parts washers are commonly used in manufacturing or maintenance operations to…
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How does an aqueous parts washer work?

An aqueous parts washer is a safe and effective waste-based solution that, unlike petroleum- based solvents, are typically non-flammable and contain little or no VOCs. It is an alternative to solvent parts cleaning and eliminates the need for harmful cleaning solutions. Aqueous parts washers use water-based chemicals. Instead of dissolving grease and solids, aqueous cleaners…
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A primer on mineral spirit uses

Mineral spirit uses are widespread. But how do the solvents compare, and how do you properly select one vs. the other? First, let's separate the solvents into the petroleum distillates. Because the most highly used mineral spirits are petroleum distillates, this reduces the remaining products to a number that’s easy to handle. Petroleum distillates are all…
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Mineral Spirits vs Paint Thinner – what’s the difference?

What is the difference between mineral spirits vs paint thinner? Mineral spirits are a type of solvent typically used for parts cleaning and machine washing. A petroleum distillate, mineral spirits are often used as a substitute for turpentine, and tend to build up grease and grime. Mineral spirits also include thin oil-based materials such as varnishes. Paint thinner, in…
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Mineral spirits as a degreaser

Maintaining a low-cost and sustainable operation for your degreaser is of vital importance in the effort to offset rising production facility costs. Solvent Recycling Systems can recycle mineral spirits used as a degreaser, including D-Limonene, Paint thinners and Naptha solvent, in addition to other hydrocarbon solvents used for parts washing. Solvent Recycling Systems uses state-of-the-solvent distillation machines…
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4 Key Benefits of Parts Washer Solvent Recyclers

Maintaining the efficiency of your parts washer or degreaser is of vital importance when it comes to reducing facility production costs. By integrating your parts washer with an IoT-enabled solvent recycler, your company can expect an annual reduction of solvent purchase and disposal costs by upwards of 90%, simply by reusing waste solvent through the…
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Parts Washer Solvent Recycling FAQs

Reducing parts washer waste is of critical importance for today's chemical supply companies. We've broken down the most frequently asked questions on the topic according to the EPA. What is a parts washer? Parts washers are commonly used in manufacturing or maintenance operations to clean parts or components. Parts washers include cold cleaning units, vapor…
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5 Key Characteristics of a Waste Solvent Recycling Partner

When looking for the ideal waste solvent recycling partner, there are many factors you may be considering. How will this partner manufacture equipment that cleans contaminated solvents while reducing your facility's footprint? How can you reclaim and reuse solvents again and again in your own facility, without worrying about cost? Below is a list of characteristics…
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