Oil Recycling technologies and ways of realization
Oil recycling is an important direction in handling mankind’s industrial waste. To make the existing ecological situation better, it is vitally important to organize a proper waste oil collection and delivery to specialized enterprises engaged in oil recycling.
What about waste oil?
Waste oil is mineral or synthetic oil that was in operation and is severely contaminated. Waste oils that can be managed are:
- gear oils;
- engine oils;
- brake fluids;
- hydraulic fluids;
- turbine oils;
- compressor oils;
- cable oils;
- transformer oils;
- heat transfer medium.
Waste that is not considered as waste oil:
- sludge after cleaning oil tanks;
- waste that partly includes waste oil;
- various solvents, fuel kerosene, automobile antifreeze;
- waste, which cannot be processed like oil.
Danger from waste oil is even greater than from crude oil. It is due to waste oil composition containing resins, carbenes, asphaltenes and other substances that adversely affect human health. Waste oil spills severely pollute water bodies and soil, also having a carcinogenic effect.
Oil recycling: basic technologies
Understanding the necessity of oil processing has come a long time ago. But the first serious steps in this direction were made only four decades ago. Waste oil was burned to receive energy for heating. In the modern understanding, oil recycling is a preliminary cleaning and subsequent production of commercial fuels and oils, or reuse in the same equipment.
Burning of waste oil without preliminary processing is dangerous and releases a large amount of harmful substances into the atmosphere. Therefore, the oil must be cleaned before burning. This process is controlled by local authorities.
Power industry outlines oil processing on site with full restoration of oil properties as the priority direction. To restore the important performance properties of petroleum products are used mobile regeneration plants from GlobeCore.
General rules for waste oil management are as follows:
- determining which substance belongs to “waste oils”;
- collecting and marking the containers;
- storing and protecting from the influence of harmful factors;
- oil processing with GlobeCore equipment.
GlobeCore units can process oil without draining it from equipment. For example, CMM-R unit connects directly to a transformer, and the oil recovery goes in a closed loop between transformer and oil regeneration unit. This avoids the collection phase, saves time and money