Republic Services is installing the OPS Eco-Pur fluid cleaning system from Oil Purification Systems (OPS) in all new 2011 trucks. More than 1,000 systems have already been installed, OPS said.
“Our analysis shows that we can safely extend oil drain intervals on our dirtiest vehicle types, and we are targeting specific vehicles to extend even longer,” said Roy Svehla, senior manager for corporate maintenance at Republic Services. “OPS worked closely with us in tracking and monitoring oil samples at multiple locations to ensure that the oil was clean and our equipment was running as efficiently as possible.”
Eco-Pur uses electronic controls to continuously optimize the cleaning process, removing both solid and liquid contaminants from lubricating oil, OPS said. The system monitors temperature, pressure and flow to optimize the evaporation process based on an engine’s real-time operation.
“The return on investment is motivating more waste services companies to adopt improved oil maintenance programs to extend the life of their equipment, while also being more environmentally responsible,” said Vince Polentes, vice president of OPS’ waste services division. “Republic Services’ decision to implement the system on all its new trucks is a testament to the proven benefits they have already seen, and also reinforces the rigorous design standards and extensive field testing that OPS has put into the Eco-Pur system.”