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Safe handling of perchloroethylene dry cleaning solvent

Safe handling of perchloroethylene dry cleaning solvent

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Published by Halogenated Solvents Industry Alliance in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Tetrachloroethylene -- Environmental aspects.,
  • Tetrachloroethylene -- Toxicology.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRA1242.T45 S34 1986
    The Physical Object
    Pagination12 p.
    Number of Pages12
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18815225M

    Synonyms: 1,1,2,2 TETRACHLOROETHENE, TETRACHLOROETHENE, TETRACHLOROETHYLENE, PERCHLOROETHYLENE, PERCHLOROETHENE Component Percent [%] CAS Number Tetrachloroethylene [Perc] - Carbon Tetrachloride. PERC is stable and non-flammable, making it an ideal chemical intermediate for consumer products. Additionally, GreenChem’s formulation of PERC is found in printing inks, shoe polish, and dry cleaning solvents.

    Approved Alternative Solvents for Dry Cleaning. Alternative solvent dry cleaning equipment must use approved solvents when operated in NYS*. Approved solvents have lower toxicity and are alternatives to perchloroethylene (perc). Click the Safety Data Sheet link to get more detailed information on a solvent.   Video about handling PERC and PERC waste. Dry Clean Ladies Suit, Saree, Palla | Ek saath kayi kapde dryclean kare ghar mein | MTO Petrol - Duration: Radhe Radhe Production Recommended for you.

    Background on Perchloroethylene Perchloroethylene is a colorless liquid used primarily in industrial settings for dry cleaning and degreasing metals. This chemical is also used in the production of fluorinated compounds, as a solvent for cleaning and degreasing, and . Many dry cleaning customers don't think to ask, "What solvent is used in dry cleaning?" However, the most commonly used of the dry cleaning chemicals could have harmful effects on the human body. The chemical tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene)—commonly called perc—is a .


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Safe handling of perchloroethylene dry cleaning solvent Download PDF EPUB FB2

The safe handling of perchloroethylene drycleaning solvent beyond regulatory compliance. October The Safe Handling of. This booklet has been prepared to review the safe handling methods that have enabled commercial drycleaning establishments to achieve an outstanding safety record in the use of perchloroethylene as a drycleaning solvent.

Methods for cleaning up/taking up: Sweep up to avoid slipping hazard and dispose of in accordance wit h applicable regulations. Recover or absorb spilled material on sawdust or ver miculite and sweep into closed containers for disposal.

Additional information: Information for safe handling looks up chapter 7. Perc in Dry Cleaning Changing the solvent filter Maintenance of water separator Handling and storage of hazardous waste Machine Fugitive Emissions Uncontrolled emissions, also called “fugitive emissions,” from dry-cleaning machines can also expose workers to high levels of perc.

These include. Perchloroethylene is a solvent commonly used in dry cleaning operations. When applied to a material or fabric, perc helps dissolve greases, oils and waxes without damaging the fabric. In metal manufacturing, solvents containing perchloroethylene clean and degrease new metal to help prevent impurities from weakening the metal.

effective dry cleaning solvent and today it is by far the most commonly used solvent in dry cleaning shops. However, as a volatile organic solvent, perc may pose serious health hazards if exposure is not properly controlled.

Dry cleaning workers who routinely breathe excessive amounts of the solvent File Size: KB. The safety hazards of perchloroethylene are contained in BUMEDINST Many incidents have been reported where Ship's Servicemen were overcome by fumes from dry-cleaning solvent.

To prevent and minimize the hazards of handling dry-cleaning solvent, you must follow these precautions: Use solvent only in well-ventilated spaces. Avoid prolonged or repeated breathing of. • Perchloroethylene is the primary solvent used in commercial and industrial dry cleaning.

Its other major uses are as a chemical intermediate in the production of several fluorinated compounds, as a surface preparation and cleaning solvent, and in oil refineries for. Discusses how modern dry cleaning machines may dramatically reduce exposures, save money in solvent costs, and permit easier compliance with safety, health and environmental regulations.

Control of Exposure to Perchloroethylene in Commercial Drycleaning (Ventilation). Fire is another hazard in dry cleaning. PERC has low flammability, but Stoddard solvent, an older dry cleaning solution and sometime spot-cleaning solvent, is very flammable.

Store solutions and waste in properly closed containers. Check dry cleaning equipment for leaks and repair them immediately. Keep heating elements clear of clothing and lint so heat does not build up and cause a fire. What Is Dry Cleaning. Dry cleaning, or washing in a nonaqueous fl uid or solvent, is the most effective known process for cleaning the broadest spectrum of natural and man-made fabrics.

Dry cleaning is essentially a three-step operation: First, solvent is used to dissolve and disperse the soils on the fabric. LHWMP - The Aquatic Toxicity of Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning Solvent 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Perchloroethylene (PERC) is the most frequently used dry cleaning solvent in King County, Washington and nationwide.

Although the aquatic toxicity of pure PERC is well-described in the literature, the potency of commercial PERC dry cleaning solvent.

Perchloroethylene is the predominant solvent used in the dry cleaning industry because it is non-flammable, stable but highly volatile.

It is safe to use on most textiles, fibres and dyes without causing damage to the garment. J — Dry cleaning is an industry that dates back to the s—when turpentine was used to clean fabrics.

But now it’s an industry in transition amid growing demand for dry. SARA TITLE III SECTION (40 CFR ): TETRACHLOROETHYLENE (PERCHLOROETHYLENE) OSHA PROCESS SAFETY (29 CFR ): Not regulated. STATE REGULATIONS: California Proposition Known to the state of California to cause the following: TETRACHLOROETHYLENE (PERCHLOROETHYLENE) Cancer ( ) CANADIAN File Size: KB.

Avoid manually handling perchloroethylene. Instead, use a closed piping system that delivers perchloroethylene directly to the machine drum. Wait until the machine and solvent are cold before performing maintenance.

Use perchloroethylene-free spotting agents, if possible. Use spotting agents sparingly. Clean up perchloroethylene spills immediately. metal cleaning, and in dry cleaning. This grade of perc is also used in the synthesis of hydrofluorocarbon a (HFCa), and can be used for the synthesis of hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) ,b, and b.

Technical Grade: Tech Grade Perc serves as a carrier for solvents for fabric finishes, rubber, silicones and Size: 92KB. Safety Data Sheet Perchloroethylene (All Grades) Version Revision Date: 12/11/ MSDS Number: 1 / 22 Perchloroethylene (All Grades) SECTION 1.

PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION Product name: Perchloroethylene (All Grades) Product Use Descri p-tion: Industrial chemical Manufacturer or supplier's detailsFile Size: KB.

All dry cleaners have a legal responsibility to protect their staff and the environment from these chemicals. This brochure describes.

safe storage, handling and disposal requirements for PERC solvent and PERC waste; penalties for illegal disposal of PERC waste; The brochure also explains how dry cleaners can.

reduce the use of PERC. Perchloroethylene is a versatile, chlorinated solvent used in many industries and extensively by dry cleaning facilities. Axiall Corporation produces perchloroethylene at the Lake Charles, Louisiana plant. With over 60 years of responsible production and handling experience, Axiall manufactures perchloroethylene with.

BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES. FOR PERCHLOROETHYLENE DRY CLEANERS. December BACKGROUND. Perchloroethylene (perc) is the most common chemical solvent used in the Illinois dry cleaning industry. Perc is an effective cleaning agent that removes stains and dirt from garments, draperies, leather goods and other fabric Size: KB.

Issued by: Solvents Australia Pty Ltd Phone: 02 Poisons Information Centre: 13 from anywhere in Australia, ( in New Zealand) Section 1 - Identification of The Material and Supplier Chemical nature: Chlorinated hydrocarbon.

Trade Name: Perchloroethylene Product Use: Dry cleaning solvent; Vapour degreasing solvent File Size: 79KB.Across America, dry cleaners use Perchloroethylene (perc), a common chemical solvent used in the dry-cleaning industry, to remove stains and dirt from clothing, leather goods and other fabrics.

In fact, perc accounts for a significant portion of the cleaning solvents used by all U.S. dry cleaners.The Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaners National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) defines a Major Source as a facility that consumes over gallons of perc solvent per year; in the NESHAP, EPA estimates that these facilities will emit at least 50% of this Perchloroethylene Emissions from Dry Cleaning Systems, October.