CDC Coatings/Dickson Weatherproof Nail Co.
CDC Coatings/Dickson Weatherproof Nail Co. uses lubricating oil in nail manufacturing operations. The oil becomes contaminated with metal cuttings in the nail forming machines. The oil is collected at each machine and transferred to an oil storage tank when machine basins become full. The oil is removed three or four times a year by a oil recycler, that burns the oil in fuels blending program. Last year CDC Coatings/Dickson Weatherproof Nail Co. purchased over $10,000 worth of oil for manufacturing operations.
An on-site recovery and recycling program was implemented by purchasing a coolant and oil clean up and filtering system. Absorbent pads and ring-out equipment aid in making collection operations more efficient. All lubricating oils are collected and processed through this unit and reused in manufacturing operations, eliminating the purchase of the $10,000 of oil per year.
An oil waste stream of $10,000 per year has been eliminated and over 760 million BTUs of waste heat is no longer added to the environment from this waste stream.
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Cost of the recovery, filtering and recycling equipment expenditures were approximately $2,000, which saves the purchase of $10,000 of oil per year. The payback period for the system is less than six months.
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