Currently, only a small portion of industrial oils (industry estimates range from 2 to 5 percent) is being recycled, the rest winds up being spread on dirt roads, burned as fuel oil, or just dumped somewhere. Most plant engineers realize that recycling is probably the only realistic solution to the problem today, but the question is: "How?" If solid particles were the only contaminants in used plant lubricants, a simple filtration setup would provide the answer. Unfortunately, that is not the case, but modern lubricant-recycling systems can be designed to handle almost any contaminant problem. The article discusses important factors to be considered in evaluating oil reclamation systems, including type of oil, contaminants, quantities, filters and costs.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Technical Publishing Corporation

    1301 South Grove Avenue
    Barrington, IL  United States  60010
  • Authors:
    • Allen, J L
  • Publication Date: 1976-4-29

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 255-257
  • Serial:
    • Plant Engineering
    • Volume: 30
    • Issue Number: 9
    • Publisher: Technical Publishing Company

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00142287
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 15 1976 12:00AM