View Full Version : Dry Cleaners Ventelation
03-31-2005, 08:13 PM
Need help with designing a ventelation system for a small dry cleaning operation. Was thinking of ERV dont know if its the correct path.
03-31-2005, 08:40 PM
You could try using a swamp cooler and ducting it above the work area.
04-01-2005, 08:08 AM
Is the dry cleaning area air conditioned? How many machines do you have? Do you have a separate maintenance corridor behind the machines?
Most dry cleaning stores I've been in are pretty low budget and probably wouldn't spend the money they should on ventilation.
04-01-2005, 10:53 AM
Just remember you may have to use explosion proof fan motord due to the flamable fumes from the cleaner. Check with your local inspector on the codes.
04-01-2005, 08:07 PM
Thanks, The location has an exhisting RTU with gas heat. I have an inspection set up for Monday. The space is basicly wide open . It is the middle unit in a four row strip mall. Single tenent on left with a laundry mat. Right side has retail space using two units. The laundry mat on the left has 16 large gas driers . The makeup air is via two 24x24 atmospheric vents. The laundry mat is in a negetive and all the fumes are infiltrating the space. The wall between the two spaces was not sealed properly, this has been corrected. At this stage of the game I have one enviromental enginer hired by the building owner and the state DEP looking for a resolution. I see swamp coolers all the time used for make up air. I am looking to explore all options at this point. I just want ot find the correct design path.
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