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Texas Army National Guard

Year Submitted: 2003

Process: Parts Cleaning

Industry: Government Agency-Includes Military

Wastes Reduced: Solvent

Equipment: Bio-remediation/Parts Washer

Location: Nine TX

Contact: LTC Don Tryce

Phone: (512) 465-5001 ext 5717


The goal of the Texas Army National Guard is to reduce hazardous waste generation in all maintenance areas. A significant waste stream has been solvent wastes from shop maintenance activities. The Model Number 65 Kleer Flo parts washer reduces solvent waste generation by 90%. The parts washers are located at nine Organization Maintenance Shops.

P2 Application:

Model 65 has a 33"x22" agitated immersion chamber. It weighs 160 pounds and requires 115 volts to run. The parts basket lowers into tank for automated, hands-off cold immersion cleaning. It attaches to upper baskets for rinsing or washing under the stay-put hose. Dirty parts washer solvent can be reused indefinitely by periodic recycling through the Kleer-Flo Recycler. Duel-filtration keeps the working solution clean and helps remove abrasive particles that could damage bearings or other critical parts. A stay-put hose has continuous circulation and an adjustable flow control. The filter cartridges must be replaced periodically. The vendor recommends use of their solvent to maximize efficiency and longevity of parts washer cleaner.

Environmental Benefits:

In 1996, an estimated 600 gallons of solvent have been saved using these units.

Details of Reductions

Additional Information :

These systems have saved $5,130 in solvent disposal costs and $3,150 in purchase of new solvent. At $770 per unit the units pay for themselves in reducing purchase and disposal of as little as 60 gallons of solvent.

Source: TCEQ

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