Chapter 9
Disposal, Regulations, Reclamation, and Rerefining


The various steps outlined in the previous chapter for the upkeep of hydraulic fluids can appreciably extend their life. Nevertheless, the age of a fluid is still finite; at some point, it becomes used oil. Generation of used oil is a recurring process in industry; managing used oil is very much a part of managing hydraulic systems, and its disposal an important component.

  • Used Oil: What Does It Mean?
  • Government Regulations
  • ASME Code of Ethics
  • Disposal Options
  • Specific to Hydraulic Oils
  • Disposal of HWCF and Invert Emulsion
  • Disposal of Water Glycols
  • Disposal of Phosphate Esters
  • Disposal of Biodegradable Hydraulic Fluids
  • Conclusion

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