ISK Biosciences Corporation
Mechanics at ISK recognized that the spent oil that they changed on a weekly basis did not seem to have lost it's lubricating qualities. If the oil could be filtered within the filtration system significant savings could be adchieved.
Resources were allocated to rent a pump and filter system to try out the idea. Once the oil was filtered to remove the particulates, the oil met all specifications required for use in the refrigeration system. A filter was purchased (Hilco Fluid Purification in Elmira, NY), and together with the pump (Viking positive displacement pump) and labor the system cost $800.
Approximately 6,000 pounds of oil a year no longer becomes a waste because of this project.
Details of Reductions
Additional Information :
New oil purchases were reduced by $52,000 a year, disposal of used oil was reduced by $26,000 a year and labor savings (from reduced change out of old oil) were $5,600. Total savings for a $800 investment was $83,600.