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Hydraulic Oil Reclamation
Our service is catered to reclaiming leaked hydraulic oil whereby the removal of emulsified water and dirt contamination is critical. The reclaimed hydraulic oil leaving our discharge hose exceeds servo valve cleanliness specifications. Our trucks are equipped with laser particle counting equipment to ensure reclaimed oil quality.
In most cases where a heat exchanger ruptures and floods a hydraulic oil reservoir with water, It may take 4-6 oil changes to completely remove water from a system, which can become costly. Our kidney loop flushing service is a cost effective solution. Our system not only removes free water from the reservoir but also removes emulsified water from oil that may reside within system lines and cavities. This service can be performed while the machine continues to operate, therefore eliminating downtime.
When needed, we are also capable of replenishing lost additives back into the fluid. We work with top additive manufactures to provide industry-leading additives to help improve anti-wear performance and oxidation protection. In the instance where two different viscosity hydraulic oils are becoming mixed together, we have the capability of readjusting the viscosity to meet each customer’s requirements.
Quench Oil Reclamation
Oils that are used in heat-treating play an important role in obtaining favorable cooling curve indexes and proper cooling temperatures. Over time quench oils begin to collect carbon and soot contamination that can act as catalysts that promote oxidation. This soot will eventually conglomerate into larger deposits called sludge which can build up in the bottom of furnaces and degrade the oil condition. It is our recommendation that heat-treating facilities annually clean out the bottom of their furnaces to remove sludge that may have settled. To achieve this we suction out as much recoverable oil from the furnace until the sludge is all that remains on the bottom. Our recovery rates are in the 90 plus percentile.
The removal of carbon and soot from the quench oil will extend the life of the fluid and provide optimal cooling properties. Many of our customers use skimming apparatuses on their post washer units. This skimmed quench oil can collect over time and become a great candidate for reclamation. Many clients had to purchase up to thousands of gallons of oil per month due to oil loss on the washing system. Our service can provide cost saving benefits to heat-treating companies that use both a continuous belt and batch furnace applications.
Lube Oil Reclamation
Bolt manufacturers, screw manufactures, etc. can lose large volumes of lube oil due to machinery leakage. Our service removes dirt contamination from leaked lube oil as it collects in sumps or runs on the floor. We work with top additive manufactures to provide industry-leading extreme pressure additives to help improve performance. In the instance were two different oils are becoming mixed together for instance hydraulic oil and lube oil, we have the capability of readjusting the viscosity to meet each customer’s requirements.
Turbine Oil Reclamation
High levels of water and particulate contamination can be detrimental to the life of a turbine bearing. Our vacuum dehydration system is able to remove emulsified water levels below 50 parts per million which can give bearings up to an additional 200% life and performance.
Our kidney loop flushing service allows us to connect directly to the turbine lube oil reservoir and flush the system while it continues to operate. With the installation of jumpers we can bypass the bearing and purify the oil before it enters critical components. Once the fluid has reached the desired cleanliness, the bearing can be opened and flushed with clean fluid.
In the power generation industry reducing downtime is a must. Our reclamation not only provides a cost saving benefit, but also reduces unit downtime while increasing fluid longevity.
Transformer Oil Reclamation
Performing complete oil change outs on transformers seems like it may be the solution, however much of the oxidized/contaminated oil can still reside in the system therefore transferring the contamination into the virgin oil. Our portable vacuum dehydration systems for sale or rent are designed to remove acids, dirt/sludge, and gases from transformer oils such as Hydrogen, Methane, Ethane, etc. from reservoirs. Our systems also remove high water/moisture levels to bring the fluid back to optimal performance specifications.