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Title: Walk-through survey report: Control of methylene chloride in furniture stripping at jet strip, Boulder, Colorado, August 1, 1991

Abstract

A walk through survey was made of the furniture stripping process at Jet Strip (SIC-7641), Boulder, Colorado to examine the effectiveness of a unique, enclosed, automated furniture stripping spray system which featured a gasket sealed lid which was in place while furniture was being stripped. Stripping was performed continuously throughout the workday. The enclosed spray system tank was 6 feet wide, 10 feet long and 4.5 feet deep. Furniture to be stripped was placed on a metal grid hung from the top of the enclosed spray system. The rack was lowered into the tank and the lip dropped to form the cover of the enclosed system. A hole in the lid was connected to a water bed mattress which lays on top of the lip. During the stripping process, vapors were emitted through the hole, causing the mattress to expand. At the completion of the stripping process the vapors slowly dissipated into the tank, leaving the mattress in its original form. A single personal sample collected during the stripping and rinsing operations showed a methylene-chloride concentration of 68 parts per million (ppm). If the rinse area were also controlled, the enclosed system could keep the concentration below the 25ppm level.more » The system was homemade and not commercially available. The authors conclude that the system, while apparently effective, was also expensive. It is not recommended for further study at this time.« less

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
6893338
Report Number(s):
PB-93-160927/XAB; ECTB-170-19A
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: See also PB--86-187903
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; METHYLENE CHLORIDE; AIR POLLUTION CONTROL; OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY; EVALUATION; POLLUTION CONTROL EQUIPMENT; PERFORMANCE TESTING; COLORADO; FURNITURE INDUSTRY; INDUSTRIAL MEDICINE; SOLVENTS; VAPORS; CONTROL; DEVELOPED COUNTRIES; EQUIPMENT; FLUIDS; GASES; INDUSTRY; MEDICINE; NORTH AMERICA; ORGANIC CHLORINE COMPOUNDS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; ORGANIC HALOGEN COMPOUNDS; POLLUTION CONTROL; SAFETY; TESTING; USA; 420202* - Engineering- Protective Structures & Equipment; 560300 - Chemicals Metabolism & Toxicology

Citation Formats

Hall, R M, and Sheehy, J W. Walk-through survey report: Control of methylene chloride in furniture stripping at jet strip, Boulder, Colorado, August 1, 1991. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
Hall, R M, & Sheehy, J W. Walk-through survey report: Control of methylene chloride in furniture stripping at jet strip, Boulder, Colorado, August 1, 1991. United States.
Hall, R M, and Sheehy, J W. Tue . "Walk-through survey report: Control of methylene chloride in furniture stripping at jet strip, Boulder, Colorado, August 1, 1991". United States.
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author = {Hall, R M and Sheehy, J W},
abstractNote = {A walk through survey was made of the furniture stripping process at Jet Strip (SIC-7641), Boulder, Colorado to examine the effectiveness of a unique, enclosed, automated furniture stripping spray system which featured a gasket sealed lid which was in place while furniture was being stripped. Stripping was performed continuously throughout the workday. The enclosed spray system tank was 6 feet wide, 10 feet long and 4.5 feet deep. Furniture to be stripped was placed on a metal grid hung from the top of the enclosed spray system. The rack was lowered into the tank and the lip dropped to form the cover of the enclosed system. A hole in the lid was connected to a water bed mattress which lays on top of the lip. During the stripping process, vapors were emitted through the hole, causing the mattress to expand. At the completion of the stripping process the vapors slowly dissipated into the tank, leaving the mattress in its original form. A single personal sample collected during the stripping and rinsing operations showed a methylene-chloride concentration of 68 parts per million (ppm). If the rinse area were also controlled, the enclosed system could keep the concentration below the 25ppm level. The system was homemade and not commercially available. The authors conclude that the system, while apparently effective, was also expensive. It is not recommended for further study at this time.},
doi = {},
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number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1992},
month = {12}
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