SEGUIN, TEXAS –Lint is one of the most flammable items found in any laundry environment whether: a home, dorm, vended or industrial type application. Procedures to remove lint from machines should be a common practice to avoid fires and to provide hygienic laundry environment.
The following tips may be common knowledge to the experienced commercial laundry manager but it is worth repeating:
- Do not use the dryer without a lint filter
- Make sure the air exhaust vent pipe is not restricted
- Proper venting should be used to sustain proper air flow and drying times
Most all commercial dryers come standard with a lint filter but most often, this filter only collects 50-80% of the lint, therefore, it has been common practice to install a secondary, or after market, lint filter to help collect any bypass lint.
A Lint Collector, “L.C.”, is an apparatus designed to collect lint from a commercial textile or laundry dryer. Lint Collectors may be used either as a primary filter or as a secondary filter, for a single machine or multiple machines. The application may vary from one small dryer, a bank of coin-op dryers, to a CBW system. The purpose of installing this apparatus is to help in maximizing the efficiency of the dryer(s), minimizing the potential of fire hazard in the exhaust duct run, and reduce environmental concerns.
Clean Cycle Systems Lint Filters manufactures many different filter models from one 35lbs dryer to a 35,000 CFM in a choice of fiberglass or stainless housing. CC Systems are sold with over pressure alert (high pressure light & horn indicating time to clean filter), an optional Fire Suppression System and Equalizer Booster Fan with Controller to assure proper air flow (reducing the static pressure) in the exhaust system for maximum dryer efficiency.
For more information, visit the company website: Clean Cycle Systems