Fluid Recycling Service (FRS)

H.L. Blachford offers our customers a lubricant delivery and recycle model designed specifically to individual process requirements. Our program helps our customers to:

  • Minimize lubricant usage and fluids disposal
  • Reduce virgin lubricant use – typically by 30%
  • Reduce waste disposal requirements – typically by 80%
  • Maximize machine performance
  • Improve employees working environment
  • Reduce coolant / oil contamination
  • Establish routine coolant analysis and documentation

Case Study 1: Automotive Body Parts

Results

Annual savings = CAD$140,000

Annual waste reduction = 160,000 litres (352,000 lbs)

Introduction

A major automotive body parts manufacturer needed to implement a plan that would help them reduce production and waste-related costs. The plant processed over 300,000 litres of liquid waste and used over $250,000 of stamping fluid. The total plant cost for stamping lube, waste, waste treatment, and labor for parts cleaning exceeded CAD $314,400.

Areas that needed to be examined included:

  • Recycling chemistry of the coolants and lubricants
  • Used chemical segregation in the plant
  • Chemical and bacterial control
  • Oil monitoring and testing to prolong the equipment and lubricant working life

Over the life of this project, Blachford has worked with the customer to:

  • Design, fabricate and install a coolant online recycler for coolant and over spray.
  • Install two delivery tanks with different concentrations for tough and normal applications.
  • Recycle 100% of the used coolant to reduce the amount of virgin lube used and cut the amount of waste generated.
  • Design, make and install a hand-spray filling station to avoid floor spilling and eliminate any associated health and safety concerns.

Impact

Blachford’s sales and service team implemented a recycling and waste reduction program that has saved the customer over CAD $140,000 per year (56% reduction) since its inception. The average annual volume of waste was reduced by approximately 160,000 litres, or 352,000 pounds.

Customer References

  • Magna
  • Cannon
  • Arcon
  • Dana
  • Honda
  • Toyota
  • Chrysler

Services Background

H.L. Blachford Management Services (AKA Fluid Service Management, Process Management or Chemical Management) offers a full range of process expertise and support. Our programs have received customer certifications and awards for excellence and performance.

Our focus is on helping customers control the acquisition, delivery, storage, application and disposal of process fluids and quality of parts.

H. L. Blachford Management Services provides (but is not limited to):

  • Inventory Management
  • Process Monitoring and Management
  • Equipment Upgrading and Designing
  • Chemical Usage Reporting
  • Chemical Sampling
  • Oil Monitoring and Analysis
  • Knowledge Sharing
  • Fluid Recycling
  • Waste Management
  • Technical Support
  • Engineering Services

Case Study 2: Automotive Body Parts

Results

Annual savings = CAD$350,000

Annual waste reduction = 528,000 US gallons

Introduction

A major automotive body parts manufacturer needed to implement a plan that would help them reduce production and waste-related costs. The plant pumped out over 636,400 US gallons of liquid waste and used over $842,000 of stamping fluid. Areas that needed to be examined included:

  • Recycling chemistry of the coolants and lubricants
  • Chemical segregation of the fluids used in the plant
  • Parts quality and rust protection
  • Chemical and bacterial control
  • Inventory management
  • Recycling washer’ fluid (2nd phase)

Over the life of this project, H.L. Blachford has worked with the customer to:

  • Design, make and install a coolant on-line recycler to recycle used coolant and over spray
  • Recycle 100% of the used coolant, therefore reducing the amount of virgin lube that has been used and cutting down the amount of waste that has been generated
  • Recycle the washers’ fluid to reduce the waste and chemical usage

Impact

H.L Blachford’s sales and service team implemented a recycling and waste reduction program that has saved the customer over CAD $350,000 per year (41.5 % reduction) since its inception. The average annual volume of waste reduced is almost 528,000 litres, or 1,161,600 pounds.

During the second phase of the project in the second quarter of 2008, the H.L. Blachford sales and service team designed, fabricated and installed a new high-tech recycler to reclaim and reuse the part washers’ fluid. The impact was a dramatic drop in the amount of waste above and beyond the initial decrease in 2007 when recycling was first introduced.

Customer References

  • Magna
  • Cannon
  • Arcon
  • Dana
  • Honda
  • Toyota
  • Chrysler

Services Background

H.L.Blachford Management Services (AKA Fluid Service Management, Process Management or Chemical Management) offers a full range of process expertise and support. H.L.Blachford’s programs have received customer certifications and awards for excellence and performance.

H.L.Blachford Management Services’ approach is to control the acquisition, delivery, storage, application, disposal of process fluids and quality of the parts.

H.L.Blachford Management Services provides (but is not limited to):

  • Inventory Management
  • Process Monitoring and Management
  • Equipment Upgrading and Designing
  • Chemical Usage Reporting
  • Chemical Sampling
  • Oil Monitoring and Analysis
  • Knowledge Sharing
  • Fluid Recycling
  • Waste Management
  • Technical Support
  • Engineering Services

Case Study 3: Copper Wire Drawing Lubricant

Results

Savings = CAD$138,370 over the life of the project

Waste reduction = 75,700 litres (166,540 lbs.) over the life of the project

Introduction

A major copper wire drawing company in Ontario, Canada that used neat oil in its armouring section wanted to achieve the following goals:

  • Improve working environment
  • Maximize machine performance
  • Improve site health and safety
  • Minimize oil usage and disposal
  • Reduce oil contamination
  • Establish routine oil analysis and documentation

Areas that needed to be examined included:

  • Recycling chemistry of the lubricants
  • Chemical segregation of the fluids used in the plant
  • Wire quality and rust protection
  • Inventory management

Over the life of this project, Blachford has worked with the customer to:

  • Design, fabricate and install a waste oil tank with filters and pump to clean the waste oil before collecting in the tank.
  • Recycle 100% of the used oil, therefore reducing the amount of virgin lube that has been used and cutting the amount of waste that has been generated.

Impact

H. L. Blachford’s sales and service team implemented a recycling and waste reduction program that has saved the customer over CAD $138,370 over the life of project. The volume of waste reduced is almost 75,700 litres, or 166,540 pounds over the life of project.

Customer References

  • Superior Esses
  • Nexans
  • Belden
  • Prysmian

Services Background

H. L. Blachford Management Services (AKA Fluid Service Management, Process Management or Chemical Management) offers a full range of process expertise and support. Our programs have received customer certifications and awards for excellence and performance.

Our focus is on helping customers control the acquisition, delivery, storage, application and disposal of process fluids and quality of the parts.

H. L. Blachford Management Services provides (but is not limited to):

  • Inventory Management
  • Process Monitoring and Management
  • Equipment Upgrading and Designing
  • Chemical Usage Reporting
  • Chemical Sampling
  • Oil Monitoring and Analysis
  • Knowledge Sharing
  • Fluid Recycling
  • Waste Management
  • Technical Support
  • Engineering Services

Case Study 4: Auto Body Stamping Emulsion

Results

8 month savings = CAD$39,480

8 month waste reduction = 362,300 litres (797,060 lbs)

Introduction

A major auto body manufacturing company in Ontario, Canada using H. L. Blachford emulsion in their stamping line wanted to achieve the following goals:

  • Minimize lubricant usage and disposal
  • Reduce lubricant contamination
  • Improve the working environment
  • Maximize machine performance
  • Improve site health and safety
  • Reduce lubricant contamination
  • Establish routine lubricant analysis and documentation

Areas that needed to be examined included:

  • Recycling chemistry of the lubricants
  • Chemical segregation of the fluids used in the plant
  • Parts quality and rust protection
  • Inventory management

Over the life of this project, H. L. Blachford has worked with the customer to:

  • Design, fabricate and install a waste oil tank with filters and pump to clean the waste lube before collecting in the tank.
  • Recycle 100% of the used lube, therefore reducing the amount of virgin lube that has been used and cutting the amount of waste that has been generated.

Impact

H. L. Blachford’s sales and service team implemented a recycling and waste reduction program that has saved the customer over CAD $39,480 from November 2007 to June 2008. The volume of waste reduced over this time period is almost 362,300 litres, or 797,060 pounds.

Customer References

  • Magna
  • Cannon
  • Arcon
  • Dana
  • Honda
  • Toyota
  • Chrysler

Services Background

H. L. Blachford Management Services (AKA Fluid Service Management, Process Management or Chemical Management) offers a full range of process expertise and support. Our programs have received customer certifications and awards for excellence and performance.

Our focus is on helping customers control the acquisition, delivery, storage, application and disposal of process fluids and quality of the parts.

H. L. Blachford Management Services provides (but is not limited to):

  • Inventory Management
  • Process Monitoring and Management
  • Equipment Upgrading and Designing
  • Chemical Usage Reporting
  • Chemical Sampling
  • Oil Monitoring and Analysis
  • Knowledge Sharing
  • Fluid Recycling
  • Waste Management
  • Technical Support
  • Engineering Services