By Bruce Grossman
This issue I’ll be talking about how to locate faulty check valves in your boiler’s condensate return system. The purpose of a check valve is to limit the flow of water to one direction which is usually indicated by an arrow stamped into the body of the valve which indicates the direction of water flow. These types of valves are used between the boiler return pump and the boiler pressure vessel with the direction of flow towards the boiler. When the boiler’s water level drops lower than the pump activation sensor the pump motor turns on and the pump pulls water from the return tank and pushes it through the check valves into the pressure vessel of the boiler.
By Don Desrosiers, Tailwind Systems
A decade or two ago, high-level cost groups were more popular than they are now. The highest profile ones were made up of the top tier drycleaners nationwide, even worldwide. They would meet annually at exotic locales such as Sydney and Maui. I knew many of the members. I couldn’t help wondering why groups like this lost their momentum some years ago. Was it a signal indicating the end of the industry? Was it a way to show apathy on the part of the world’s biggest players? Or were these big players becoming more reclusive? Something was changing.
DLI’s Encyclopedia of Drycleaning contains almost everything The Institute has learned since its founding in the year 1883. Every currently in-print bulleting is digitized, uploaded, and made searchable. On top of that, the Encyclopedia of Drycleaning increases and expands constantly with the development and release of updated procedures, refined materials, and new machines. Hands down, DLI’s Encyclopedia of Drycleaning is the best resource available to business owners and managers who want to stay abreast of the latest industry trends, topics, and treatments. It is simple to use and makes a great reference tool to have on the go.
Updated deadline to register: August 18
Why should I get certified?
DLI endorses the concept of voluntary, periodic certification by examination for all professional cleaners. Certification focuses specifically on the individual and is an indication of current competency in a specialized field of practice.
The family-friendly destination for the DLI-NCA 2020 Five-Star Brainstorming Conference, Jan. 16-19 is the luxurious, all-inclusive Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit resort in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The resort features breathtaking landscapes and a 5 out of 5 rating on TripAdvisor.com. Come to this paradise by the sea and enjoy
- A cocktail reception the night before the conference begins
- Award-winning spa and fitness
- Incredible dining and entertainment
- Activities for babies, kids, and teens
- Guest suites of 1,000 sq. ft. or more.
All DLI members are invited to attend the 2019 Annual Membership Meeting, 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans.
All DLI members are invited to visit DLI’s booth in the Sponsor Pavilion of the Clean Show to have their photo taken and placed on the cover of the magazine. Print copies will be available as well as a digital version of the photo for use online.
Students from 10 U.S. states and one tropical island attended the Drycleaning & Laundry Institute’s Spring 2019 Introduction to Drycleaning and Advanced Drycleaning Courses. In its 91styear, DLI’s School of Drycleaning Technology has trained thousands of drycleaners all over the globe. Students learned about all aspects of the industry.
DLI offers highest gratitude to the many industry corporations contributing to the DLI-TCATA Clean 2019 Membership Reception.