Refuse fleet adopts biodegradable hydraulic fluid

NEW ORLEANS. Refuse fleet Waste Pro USA is now using EnviroLogic 3000 series hydraulic fluid from RSC Bio Solutions. The announcement was made this week at Waste Expo.

“The waste industry has long been looking for effective ways to minimize and manage hydraulic fluid spills in the event of leaks or line failures, and EnviroLogic readily biodegradable hydraulic fluid answers that call,” said Mike Guggenheimer, president for RSC Bio Solutions. “Our advanced biodegradable products on display here at WasteExpo demonstrate the technology we use to deliver increased safety and risk reduction to the waste industry and communities they serve. We’re thrilled to partner with Waste Pro to bolster their industry leadership in sustainable, environmentally conscious operations through implementing the use of our biodegradable, proven hydraulic fluid.”

Uniquely suited for solid waste collection vehicles, the EnviroLogic 3000 series is a high-performance line of readily biodegradable, nonhazardous hydraulic fluids. The products perform in extremely high temperature (250 deg. F), low temperature (-40 deg. F) and high pressure (5000+ psi) applications, RSC said. Formulated from readily biodegradable low-toxicity base stocks that afford exceptional oxidation and thermal properties, the EnviroLogic 3000 series of products are ideal for mobile hydraulic systems operating in environmentally sensitive areas, like public streets and municipal areas, the company added.

The fluids exhibit enhanced wear protection, cleanliness and longer life than conventional petroleum hydraulic oils and meet ISO and SAE grade specifications. EnviroLogic 3000 series products are direct replacements for a broad range of ISO/SAE grades of petroleum oil-based hydraulic fluids, and reduce environmental impact in the event of a leak or spill.

“RSC Bio Solutions products fit with our philosophy at Waste Pro to serve our communities in a responsible way in every aspect of our operation, and that’s the main reason we switch to the EnviroLogic products,” said Bob Nicholas, corporate fleet director for Waste Pro USA. “When spills occur, mitigation and clean-up is less troublesome for our environment and our communities due to the readily biodegradable aspect of EnviroLogic fluids. Based on the data we’ve collected so far, we are seeing cost savings especially in remediation, but also through the fluids’ longer oil life that decreases our maintenance costs.”

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