SKF to offer oil recovery system for lubes regeneration as a service to customers

SKF has announced that it will offer an oil-recovery system that it has used to regenerate lubricant at two of its production plants as a service to its customers under a fee and performance-based agreement.

SKF RecondOil’s Double Separation Technology (DST) continually removes contamination, including nano-sized particles, from lubrication oil. This allows for a circular use of the oil, over a longer period of time. This can help to raise machine performance by maintaining lubricant cleanliness. It can also cut the cost of oil purchase and disposal and help reduce CO2 emissions. Early-stage life-cycle assessments conducted by SKF estimate that every tonne of reused oil can reduce CO2 emissions by up to 3 tonnes said SKF in a press release.

“There is no comparable technology,” says Carl Philip Fredborg, Team Lead for Deployment and Aftersales SKF RecondOil. “No other conventional mechanical filtering technology can remove nano-sized particles, which eventually cause oil to oxidize and degrade.”

Following the successful installation at the Italian plants; Airasca and Cassino, DST technology will now be introduced more widely across SKF. While DST will not be sold directly to customers, SKF will offer oil regeneration as a service and it foresees that this will benefit customers by cutting oil-related costs and simplifying oil management for users. At the same time, it will lower the environmental impact and increase the performance of applications.

SKF’s products and services around the rotating shaft, include bearings, seals, lubrication management, artificial intelligence and wireless condition monitoring. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has around 17,000 distributor locations worldwide.