Dielectric Coolant Recycling Program
The Engineered Fluids Recycling Program is designed to provide Engineered Fluids customers with a low-cost / no-cost opportunity to recycle their used Dielectric Coolants instead of disposing of them in ways that may harm our environment.
As always, it is the responsibility of our end-users to understand and abide by all relevant laws related to handling, processing and disposal of chemicals such as our Dielectric Coolants. Engineered Fluids provides free consultation to assist our Customers in understanding the proper disposal methods of all of our products.
There are a few options for recycling and disposal of our coolants:
1) Used Motor Oil Collection Centers
For small quantities of uncontaminated Dielectric Coolants, the coolant maybe simply dropped off at a local motor oil or hydraulic oil waste recovery centers. All of our dielectric coolants are proprietary synthetic hydrocarbons which can be fully recycled using standard waste oil reprocessing. If your local collection center has any concerns or questions about our materials please have them contact our support team @ +1.725.218.1957 during normal working hours.
Engineered Fluids encourages all of our customers to participate in our Dielectric Coolant Recycling Program to ensure that all used Coolants are properly and safely re purposed and disposed. A key component of our program is the testing of a customer’s used coolant. The purpose of this testing is to prevent improper disposal that could represent a danger to the environment. Contaminants like oils, PCBs, heavy metals, and similar toxins should never be released into the environment, and it is important that customers with quantities of used Coolant always request testing prior to disposal. Any waste coolant which tests positive for contamination with these substances and similar compounds must be disposed of through toxic chemical processors capable of properly handling and disposing of these materials. Engineered Fluids can put you in touch with processors and provide them any information they require for their processing.
If the testing determines the used coolant has been contaminated with any form of mineral or white oils, then all of the used Coolant must be disposed of in accordance with your country and states hazardous waste disposal laws. In the USA, this typically requires you to contract with a hazardous waste disposal facility that accepts hydrocarbon (oil, motor oil, etc.) waste.
The steps in the recycling process are:
1) Customer contacts Engineered Fluids at with a description of the type and amount of fluid to be recycled.
2) Engineered Fluids will provide an estimate for the cost of containers, transportation, and recycling of the fluids.
3) Fluids will send out testing containers to Customer to collect the necessary samples and returns the samples to Engineered Fluids for testing.
If the samples test negative for toxicity and contamination:
1) Engineered Fluids will arrange with Customer for their purchase of empty shipping containers to the Customer site and loading instructions for the Coolants;
2) Customer will be responsible for transferring the fluid to the containers and readying them for shipping in accordance with Engineered Fluids instructions:
3) Engineered Fluids will organize the shipping of the full containers to the Engineered Fluids recycling facility at the customers cost.
4) The contents of each container will be tested again upon arrival at the Engineered Fluids recycling facility to validate the earlier test results and ensure compliance with handling and safety requirements as well as to access any additional costs that may be the responsibility of the Customer..
4) Engineered Fluids will process and recycle the used dielectric coolant at no cost to customer.
If the samples test positive for toxicity or contamination:
1) Engineered Fluids will provide the Customer with a copy of the test results and discuss the nature of the contamination results with Customer.
2) Engineered Fluids will take the appropriate actions to assist customer in arranging for either the safe destruction or third-party recycling of the contaminated coolants.
3) Engineered Fluids will arrange with Customer for their purchase of empty shipping containers to the Customer site and loading instructions for the Coolants;
4) Customer will be responsible for transferring the fluid to the containers and readying them for shipping in accordance with Engineered Fluids instructions:
5) Engineered Fluids will organize the shipping of the full containers to the appropriate third-party recycling or disposal facility at the customers cost.
6) The contents of all containers will be tested again upon arrival at the recycling or disposal facility to validate the earlier test results and ensure compliance with handling and safety requirements as well as to access any additional costs that may be the responsibility of the Customer..
4) The coolants will be recycled or disposed at customers cost in accordance with all local, state, and federal laws.
Please note that this information is provided as general program guidelines only. You must comply with all country, state and local regulations for the disposal of all chemicals, regardless of our recommendations below. Because our coolants come in contact with electrical devices, other chemicals, equipment and materials of many types and manufacturer it is impossible for us to provide specific instructions for disposal and recycling without the processing of test samples and a specific geographic location of the used Coolants. Engineered Fluids takes no responsibility for the customers' disposal, handling, or other similar and related actions taken by users of our products.