Marmon Motor Company
Installed one LS 15 D Solvent Still (capacity 15 gal) manufactured by the Finish Company, Eric, PA in early November, 1990.
The solvent still is used to reclaim thinners from paint related wastes. The technology is fairly standard.
Before installing the still Marmon disposed of 34 drums of thinner a year. In 1992 this was down to 3 drums of waste. Purchase of new thinner was cut from 4,000 gallons to 2,000 gallons.
Details of Reductions
Additional Information :
The still cost $10,000 including installation. Waste disposal costs were cut from $6,200 to $1,400. Purchase of new thinner were reduced from $9,500 to $4,750. Additional labor costs to run the still come to about $5,000 a year. The savings per year is approximately $4,500 for a 2.2 year payback period.