- How does this aerosol can puncturing system evacuate aerosol cans?
Simply raise the top cover of the aeresol Can Emitor and drop whatever you intend to empty into the evacuation chamber. Then lower the cover creating an airtight system; now inject the puncturing tool so that the liquid and propellant are expelled into the drum. The liquids will remain in the drum and the propellants will be channeled through the filter where the hydrocarbons are absorbed. Once this process is complete the can is rendered harmless, non-explosive and environmentally safe for discard.
- Will the Can-Emitor screw directly into a 55-gallon drum?
Yes, the bottom of the Can-Emitor has steel threads it screws directly into the top of a 55-gallon drum
- Can I use a smaller drum if our company does not generate a lot of empty aerosol cans?
Yes you can use a drum as small as 5-gallons. The Can-Emitor has a flange on it so it can be attached directly to a workbench or bracket on the wall. Then you can select the size of drum that will work best for you and place it under the unit and attached the Can-Emitor to the smaller drum using a hose kit. Now screw the filter into the small threaded hole opposite the hose kit, you are ready to start emptying cans.
- What size spray cans will the Aerosol Can-Emitor accept?
The Aerosol Can-Emitor is the only aerosol spray can disposal system that can accept all sizes of spray cans from the smallest to the largest without the need of an adapter.
- Which Filter is right for me?
All our filters are Coalescing Carbon Filters and they all are the same size and yes they are all good for three months or 700 to 800 cans. The difference "Between" the New J-19 and other filters is the Time Strip Indicator for Precise Filter Replacement and the fact that the J-19 is much stronger and has additional carbon for longer filter life. It is by far the Least Expensive only because we manufacturer it ourselves.
The ColorMatic Filter has colored beads in the top portion of the filter, when the color changes from Magenta to Tan it is time to replace it. The Positive shut-off filter is basically the same as the ColorMatic, except it does not allow the filter to vent unless you are actually using the machine.
- How long does it take to evacuate aerosol cans?
It takes just seconds to empty a can.
- When does the VOC's filter need to be changed?
The filters generally last between 700 to 800 cans. Please ask us for more details on the frequency of replacements.
- Once used, is the VOC's filter considered hazardous waste?
No, the VOC's filter is designed to allow draining prior to disposal. When drained, the filter weight would stay below 3% EPA allowance for non-regulated disposal.
- What is the most important thing to consider when comparing our equipment to our competitors?
We feel the most important thing is to offer a completely sealed system. One that protects your employees and allows you to empty all sizes of aerosol cans without the need of adapters.
- How long have you been in business for?
American Gas Products has been in business since January of 1990 and we have never had equipment sent back to us because it failed to work properly. Still have questions on how the Can-Emitor will help you puncture and recycle aerosol cans safely and quickly? Have general questions on disposing aerosol cans? Contact us today at (714) 235-6007 and let us know how we can assist you!